Auditions

Murray Cultural Arts hosts and sponsors a variety of performances; when one of our productions holds auditions, we’ll announce it here!

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High School Musical Audition Graphic

Disney's "High School Musical" 
Directed by Jim Smith, Music Direction by Lynn Chatterton and Choreography by Kylee Ogzewalla.
Performance Dates: June 9-17, 2023 at the Murray Park Amphitheater. 

  • Online auditions will be accepted through February 18, 2023
    • Auditions will be open to everyone aged 16+ and all roles are available.
  • Call-backs: By invitation only on Saturday, February 25, 2023. Notification of a call-back will be received by email no later than February 21st. 
  • Rehearsals will begin on March 14th. 
  • Questions or concerns, please email murraycityhighschoolmusical@gmail.com 

Online Submissions

  • Please submit your audition information using the Online Audition Form
    • You will be asked to attach the following to the online audition form:
      • Resume, head shot, and a clip of you singing one minute of a song in the style of the show, showcasing your range. No acapella, please. 
  • Roles for Auditions 
    • Troy Bolton: 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. Gener: Male, Vocal Range: Top B5, Bottom B3 
    • 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. Gener: Make, Vocal Range: Top B5, Bottom A3
    • Zeke Baylor: A basketball player on the Wildcats Team. Energetic and charismatic. He has two secrets: a crush on Sharpay and  alove for baking, which he is happy and relieved to eventually reveal. Gender: Male, Vocal Range: Top B5, Bottom B3
    • 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, Vocal Range: Top F5, Bottom A3
    • 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, Vocal Range: Top B5, Bottom B3
    • 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, Vocal Range: Top E5, Bottom F3
    • 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: Femail, Vocal Range: Top C5, Bottom G3
    • 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, Vocal Range: Top G5, Bottom B3
    • Kelsi Nielsen: *must be able to play the piano* 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, Vocal Range: Top D5, Bottom A3
    • Ms. Darbus: The kooky, eccentric Drama Club teacher. She has her self-absorbed moments but is still devoted to her students and constantly encourages them. Passionate about the art of theatre. Gender: Female
    • 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
    • Ensemble: Jocks; Thespians; Skaters; Cheerleaders; Party-Kids; Adults; Brainiacs; Spectators