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Disney’s High School Musical

The summer of 2020 will see the Beyond Broadway Experience back for another outrageously good production – Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL on stage!

Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on the King’s Theatre stage in Edinburgh next July – Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing classes and afterschool fun.

High School Musical will rehearse from 11th July – 22nd July, with five performances at the King’s Theatre on 23rd, 24th and 25th July.

What does BBE involve?

You will need to be available to rehearse in Edinburgh during your summer holidays.

  • If you are aged between 13 and 25 you can audition to be in the MAIN CAST of the show, joining us for the full two-week process starting on Saturday 11th July and performing in all five of our shows.
  • If you are aged between 8 and 12 you can join the cast as one of our WILDCAT MINIS, rehearsing from Monday 20th July and performing in all five shows.

You will also need to complete the application process, including paying a £10* audition administration fee, and – if you accept an offer to participate – pay your participation fee**.

  • The participation fee** for The Beyond Broadway Experience in 2020 is £275 for the MAIN CAST
  • The participation fee** is £200 for WILDCAT MINIS cast

This fee is non-refundable, under any circumstances.
A discount of 25% on participation fees is available to siblings

Apply for an audition now! **AUDITIONS ARE COMPLETED**

All our cast members are selected during a fun and friendly audition process. Applications to audition are made by completing a simple online form.

  • Step 1 – complete the online application form
  • Step 2 – pay your audition administration fee of £10* as directed upon completion of the online form

There is a £10 audition administration fee* payable on application to confirm your spot at the audition which covers administration costs of the audition process. This fee is non-refundable, under any circumstances, and is in addition to the participation fee.

The initial £10 registration fee is paid at the end of the online application process so have a credit or debit card to hand to complete the online transaction.

If you have problems completing the application or any questions, contact us at or call 0330 024 2941.

King’s Theatre

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

Book by David Simpatico

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

Music Adapted, Arranged and Produced by Bryan Louiselle

Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie Written by Peter Barsocchini

How do the fees work and where does the money go?

We don’t want this project to be accessible only by the fortunate few youngsters who have a financial advantage and so have kept the cost to an absolute minimum. Looking at other projects that are on offer during the school holidays we have managed to keep the price for two full weeks of rehearsals and performances to the very minimum. Having the use of beautiful professional venues is expensive and we also need to cover the rights to the shows we produce. We must then employ a professional creative team including directors, choreographers, musical directors, musicians, lighting and sound designers, set builders and artists, costume coordinators and graphic designers. We also have professional vocal coaches, accent tutors and acting teachers on hand to help our cast be the best that they can possibly be. And not forgetting pastoral care for our young cast, through dedicated chaperones and supervisors. We also have to hire rehearsal rooms… the list goes on and on! To ensure that those taking part in our project have an experience unlike anything else on offer we also fly in fabulous guests to support us! In previous years we’ve had West End and Broadway stars working with the cast, London Casting Agents help at auditions and TV personalities pop in to support us.

The cost for one full two-week programme is £275 in 2021*
plus non-refundable administration fee of £10 per audition.** Audition and participation fees are non-refundable, under any circumstances.

* Due by Monday 30th September 2019 (Broadway Bound concert) or Monday 2nd December 2019 (High School Musical) after offer to participate. This is non-refundable under any circumstances and payment accepts your place in the cast of the show. Initial offers to take part in the project will be sent after the first round auditions at which point you need to confirm your participation. We will then invite selected people from those who have confirmed their participation to audition for specific roles if we think they are suitable. As this project is about teamwork and the ensemble nature of musical theatre, we are not interested in working with young people who only want to participate if they are cast as principal roles. The value of participation does not lie in what role you take within the process. We do not therefore invite applicants to recall auditions until they have committed to the project.

** Due on application. Why are we charging an audition fee? The administration and staffing costs of our auditions are large and are dependent on how many people we think are turning up to the audition. If we don’t have everyone show up who said they would then we have lots of extra staff and studios not being used throughout the day, which wastes money we could have allocated to more fun things like costumes, props and set. The audition fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.