The Beck Center for the Arts has announced the third production of its 2021-2022 youth theater season. The 73rd season continues with the beloved musical that started it all for so many musical theater fans.

Disney’s High School Musical with book written by David Simpatico, songs by Gerrard Robbie, Nevil Ray Cham, Andrew Seeley, Randy Petersen, Kevin Quinn, Adam Watts, Jamie Houston, Andy Dodd, with music adapted, arranged and produced by Bryan Louiselle, is based on the Disney Channel Original Movie, written by Peter Barsocchini, from March 18 to March 27, 2022, at the Senney Theater.

Disney’s High School Musical, is directed by Patrick Ciamacco, with musical direction by Anthony Trifiletti and choreography by Katie Gibson.

Mr. Ciamacco says, “The play reminds me of the struggles and excitement of high school, a place where you are challenged to figure out who they are and where they fit in. Sometimes we feel lost or out of place, and find ourselves yearning to try something new. This show shows that you can be brave enough to stand up to criticism and break free from the status quo. When this happens and people come together for a common purpose, tremendous strength and unity develops within diversity.

This production has a student matinee on Thursday, March 24 at 10:00 a.m. EST and performances open to the public with a curtain at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, March 18 and 25, Saturdays, March 19 and 26, and 3:00 matinees on Sundays March 20 and 27, 2022.

Tickets are on sale to the general public. Please call 216-521-2540 x10 for group rates and to reserve a spot in the student matinee. Prices include $12 for adults/seniors and $10 for children/students (18 and under), plus a $3 ticket fee per person. Reserve tickets at beckcenter.org-youththeater, call 216.521.2540 x10, or simply stop by Beck Center Customer Service at 17801 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH, 44107. Customers attending live shows at the Beck Center should visit this page for COVID protocols, please.

Beck Center for the Arts’ Youth Theater alumni include Michael Chernus (Orange Is the New Black; Manhattan); Dee Hoty (three-time Tony Nominee); Isabela Merced (Dora and the Lost City of Gold; Transformers: The Last Night); Rory O’Malley (Hamilton; Tony Nominee, Book of Mormon); and Daniel Reichard (Drama Desk Nominated, Jersey Boys).

Customers are encouraged to arrive early and view the visual arts exhibit, Rotary Club of Lakewood/Rocky River Visual Arts Contest, some items of which are available for purchase through Guest Services. This free exhibition takes place just outside the Senney Theater in the main building and includes the work of talented local student artists.

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