The Wildcats in the Davis Musical Theatre Company's Young Performers production of Walt Disney's "High School Musical" jump for joy. From left are Ryan (Horace Gonzalez), Sharpay (McKinley Carlisle), Troy (Hugo Figueroa), Gabriella (Shannon Mo), Chad (Riley Hickmann) and Taylor (Elisha Machado). Performances begin Saturday, Sept. 17, and continue through Oct. 9 at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo


‘High School Musical’ starts DMTC’s Young Performers season with energy

By From page A9 | September 5, 2011

Come join Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay and the whole Wildcats crowd of cheerleaders, jocks, brainiacs, skater dudes and thespians!

The Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers’ 2011-12 season will kick off with a production of Walt Disney’s “High School Musical.” Performances begin Saturday and continue through Oct. 9 at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis.

Performances include:

* 2:15 p.m. matinees Saturdays, Sept. 17 and 24, Oct. 1 and 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9;

* 7:15 p.m. performances Sunday, Sept. 18; Friday, Oct. 7; and Saturday, Oct. 8; and

* An outreach performance Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 9:15 a.m.

The high-energy and popular musical centers on the unlikely romance between a high school jock, Troy, and a nerd, Gabriella, who meet over vacation and discover their mutual love of singing and music.

Back at school, they decide to try out for the upcoming school musical, but their friends try to sabotage this plan and keep them from breaking out of their normal “groups.”

Disney’s “High School Musical” sends a positive message regarding inclusiveness, friendship and self-esteem, focusing on issues common to all adolescents: popularity, first love, the balance between academics and extracurricular activities, and the importance of friends and family.

The cast includes actors from throughout greater Sacramento, Yolo County and Solano County, including Hugo Figueroa as Troy, Shannon Mo as Gabriella, Riley Hickman as Chad, McKinley Carlisle as Sharpay, Elisha Machado as Taylor and Horace Gonzalez as Ryan.

Tickets are $7 per person plus an additional $1-per-ticket facility fee added online and in person. To reserve seats, call (530) 756-3682 or visit www.dmtc.org.

Enterprise staff

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