High School Musical

Book By David Simpatico

Songs by Bryan Louiselle, Faye Greenberg, David N. Lawrence, Greg Cham, Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, Ray Cham, Andrew Seeley, Randy Petersen, Kevin Quinn, Adam Watts, Jamie Houston, Andy Dodd

Music Adapted, Arranged and Produced by Bryan Louiselle

Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie written by Peter Barsocchini



Directed by Karla Wilhelm an Ginny Racette

July 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 2017
8:00 p.m.




In this contemporary musical comedy, a popular high school basketball star and a shy, academically gifted newcomer discover they share a secret passion for singing. When they sign up together to audition for the lead roles in the school musical, it threatens East High's rigid social order and sends their peers into an uproar.



Karla Wilhelm (Director) Karla began directing in high school at a tiny outdoor theatre in southern Illinois. Moving on with a musical theatre emphasis at Millikin, she took a hiatus from theatre until she had the opportunity to direct the All City District 186 production of Les Miserables at Springfield High School, followed by Real to Reel: Where Broadway Meets the Big Screen, and Cinderella. Then she and her team rocked the TIP stage with Grease in 2015, Footloose in 2014 and the Disney musical version of the movie Camp Rock in 2011, and had record-breaking attendance with Grease and Footloose.



Ginny Racette (Director) Ginny Racette (Director) has directed plays and musicals at Riverton High School for more than thirty years. Her last two shows at RHS were Footloose and Fiddler on the Roof.  Since retirement from teaching she has once again become involved in community theatre. She has co directed Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and recently assistant directed Crimes of the Heart at Springfield Theatre Centre.   She also returned to acting portraying the role of Ethel in  the STC production of On Golden Pond. Ginny is excited to be a part of the TIP family.



        Troy Bolton -     Logan Caspar
        Chad Danforth - Isaac Headman
        Zeke Baylor -    Justin Burge
        Jason Cross -   Marcus Blair
                                Jacob Rathgeb
                                Jared Curry
                                Brody Elder

        Sharpay Evans -   Lane Caspar
        Ryan Evans -       Lucas Mazzini
        Kelsi Neilsen -      Molly Thornberry
        James Parker -     Mitchell Ashbaugh
        Cyndra -               Nicolette Owens
        Susan -               Grace Tolley
        Cathy -                Teresa LoGrasso
        Alan -                   Nathaniel Ed
                                   Alec Glisson

        Gabriella Montez - Chloe Garcia
        Taylor McKessie -  Sam Mool
        Martha Cox -         Kynzie Ashbaugh
        Kratnoff -               Alex Hafliger
                                    Rebecca Heckel
                                    Leah Kluemke
                                    Ali Mool
                                   Austin Crawford
                                   Nick Vail

        Ripper -               Joseph Murray
        Mongo -               Kristen Ed
                                  Lochlan Sullivan
                                  Zach Harness

        Jack Scott         Vince Eller
        Wildcat Cheerleaders    Eva Griffin
                                Jillian Kohlrus
                                Jasmine Patton
                                Brianna Skeeters
                                Faith McKay
                                Annie Fulgenzi
        Ms Darbus         Pam Brown
        Coach Bolton      Tim Thornberry