HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL | AUDITIONS

Step 1

Submit an AUDITION FORM prior to auditions.

Step 2

Register for a, in-person time slot via the SIGN UP GENIUS for in-person auditions.

or

Video auditions may be submitted to Lmccomas@saltpa.com by Nov 15 with "your name and HSM AUDITION" in the subject line of the email.

COVID Precautions

SALT is mask optional for rehearsals and we do not require proof of vaccine status nor testing. Masks are not able to be worn during tech rehearsals and performances. If our policies change in the months ahead we will inform the cast at that time.

Audition Date

In-person auditions will take place on Nov 15 & 17 (see above to register for a timeslot). Video auditions may be submitted to Lmccomas@saltpa.com by Nov 15 with "your name and HSM AUDITION" in the subject line of the email. Callbacks will take place by invitation on Nov 22 in the evening.

Performances & Rehearsals

Performances will take place on the weekends of: Teen Cast Feb 10-19 AND with the Acting Antics cast on Mar 3-5, 2023. The Adult Cast will perform Feb 24-26, 2023. We ask all cast members to reserve the Thursday evenings prior to these weekends for potential added performances. 

The Read Through will take place on the evening of Dec 5. Rehearsals begin immediately following. Please refer to the PRODUCTION SCHEDULE for all required availability for each cast. Please be sure to list all your personal schedule conflicts on your audition form.

Audition Format

Please prepare 2 song cuts, 32 bars each clearly marked on your sheet music in a binder for our accompanist. The songs CAN be from the show but do not HAVE to be. If submitting a video with this content, you must email it to Lmccomas@saltpa.com by Nov 15, 2022.

Character Descriptions

Compensation

We are seeking to cast TWO casts to perform this show at SALT: One where teens play the teen roles and adults play the adult roles, and one where adults play both the teen and adult roles (how fun for adults to get to live out their teenage dreams of these characters and feel like they are in HS again!). The teen cast will also be participating in the Acting Antics cast performances, as indicated on the production schedule. We are seeking all genders, races, abilities, and body types for the following roles:

Troy Bolton

The most popular kid at East High, he is the star of the basketball team who yearns to be more than what people want him to be. Troy discovers his love for music but refuses to admit it. Athletic, attractive, and a true leader. He becomes smitten with Gabriella.

Gender: Male

Stage Age: 14 to 18

 

Chad Danforth

Troy's best friend. A star basketball player, part of the jocks, and second in command. Extremely focused on winning his school's basketball championship, but is slowly understanding that there might be more to this world, including his sparring crush on Taylor.

Gender: Male

Stage Age: 14 to 18

 

Zeke Baylor

A basketball player on the Wildcats Team. Energetic and charismatic. He has two secrets: a crush on Sharpay and a love for baking, which he is happy and relieved to eventually reveal.

Gender: Male

Stage Age: 14 to 18

 

Sharpay Evans

The egocentric diva star of the school musicals, she is Ryan's older twin and the alpha dog. She thinks being the musical star defines her and clutches the title like her life depends on it, no matter what the cost to others.

Gender: female

Stage Age: 14 to 18

 

Ryan Evans

Sharpay's fraternal twin and a self-delusional 'star in the making.' He typically feels the brunt of Sharpay's attacks and lives under her shadow. Although he possesses a diva exterior, he yearns to change.

Gender: male

Stage Age: 14 to 18

 

Gabriella Montez

The new girl in school. She is trying to blend in and avoid 'labels' at her new school. Eventually becomes Troy's romantic counterpart. Pretty, shy, and smart.

Gender: Female

Stage Age: 14 to 18

 

Taylor Mckessie

The competitive head Brainiac of the school and President of the Science Club. She convinces Gabriella to join the Science Decathlon team. Taylor has a hidden soft spot for Chad, which she hides.

Gender: Female

Stage Age: 14 to 18

 

Jack Scott

The resident P.A. Announcer for the high school. He is shy and insecure in front of the rest of the kids, but smooth and confident at the mic. Known as the "Velvet Fog of East High."

Gender: Male

Stage Age: 14 to 18

 

Kelsi Nielsen

The drama club's rehearsal pianist and student composer extraordinaire who is having her musical produced at school. Underneath her shy demeanor, Kelsi is an outspoken firecracker.

Gender: Female

Stage Age: 14 to 18

 

Ms. Darbus

The kooky, eccentric Drama Club teacher. She has her self-absored moments but is still devoted to her students and constantly encourages them. Passionate about the art of theatre.

Gender: Female

Stage Age: 35 to 55

 

Coach Bolton

The stern basketball coach and Troy's dad. He lost the big game years ago and wants his son to succeed where he failed. Blinded by his ambition for his son, he is still a good guy and proud father.

Gender: male

Stage Age: 40 to 45

 

Ensemble

Jocks; Thespians; Skaters; Cheerleaders; Party Kids; Adults; Brainiacs; Spectators

Gender: Any

Stage Age: 14 to 45

This is a community theatre production performed on a volunteer basis.