High School Musical the Musical!


Mackenzie Vera, Contributor

Travis Ranch school performs High School Musical, its first musical since COVID!

The quick details:

  • Some of the featured actors: Jack Spillane, Joshua Bradford, Mia Adamson, Avery Campos (other leads maybe ex. Sharpay, Ryan)
  • When? April 8-10
  • Where? El Dorado High
  • What? First musical at Travis since the start of the pandemic.
  • Important, why? Even with COVID cases still rising, the PTA was able to team up with the company Yorba Linda Spotlight Theatre in order to make High School Musical happen. As COVID cases continued to rise, the PTA decided to push the play date back to April for safety reasons, and now, the musical is set to happen!

For the past few months, the High School Musical has been run by the wonderful Yorba Linda Spotlight Theatre company! A few students who are in the musical have already been doing other musicals with Spotlight as well, and enjoy the program. “It’s great! You get to meet a lot of new people and make a lot of new memories. The shows are awesome and always super fun!” -Jack Spillane.

High School Musical has been out for about 16 years now, and yet it’s still one of the most popular movies made by Disney Channel. It’s even gotten to the point where a spin-off series was made called High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.  While the cast may have been unknowns, HSM was directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega, who directed of cult classics like Hocus Pocus, and choreographed iconic films like Dirty Dancing, Newsies and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” – Merryana Salem. 

After 16 years of being out, High School Musical is still as popular as ever thanks to director Kenny Ortega and because of this, Travis Ranch is going to be performing High School Musical at El Dorado with the help of the Yorba Linda Spotlight Theatre company. Thanks to the hard work of the PTA staff, and the students, High School Musical is set to happen!