Padua Franciscan Performing Arts presented Disney’s High School Musical, Jr. as its 2021 Spring Musical on April 15-18, 2021. Click here to see the cast and crew. Click here to watch a recording of a live performance (for $8 per person or $25 per family).
Disney’s High School Musical, Jr. centered on the blossoming relationship between Troy, a high school jock, and Gabriella, the new smart girl at school. They met on a family vacation and became attracted to each other while singing in a karaoke competition. Rediscovering each other at school, their relationship and their surprise decision to audition together for the school show were thwarted by the school’s current leading lady, Sharpay, and Troy and Gabriella’s well-meaning friends. Finally, Gabriella and Troy found a way to be themselves and are rewarded with the lead roles in the school show. Full of catchy songs and exciting dance routines, this musical explored issues of friendship, first love, and acceptance.