‘High School Musical’ hits the local scene

By Vicki Brown

Colleton County High School students poured their hearts and souls into recreating Disney’s “High School Musical.”

At the local performance, 120 Colleton County High School students came together to work as actors, while others chose to work behind the scenes as stagehands.

The student performance is based on the book by David Simpatico and includes musical arrangements by Bryan Louiselle. The mix works brilliantly to tell the story of life in a small town East High School.

Colleton County High School students have already gotten a taste of the local performance.

“They absolutely loved it,” said CCHS choir instructor Stephanie Drawdy. “There was a lot of shouting and applause, and it went really well.”

Tickets are available at the CCHS fee counter; or on site; or online at colletoncountycougars.com/event-tickets.

The play will run May 19, 20 and 23, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Colleton County High School. Tickets are $10 per person.

Special thanks to sponsors Colleton County Arts Council, Enterprise Bank, Cook Design Studio, Colleton County Rice Festival, PRTC, Dukes Barbecue, Coastal Electric, Carolina One Real Estate agent Barbara Gehlmann, Lowcountry Surgical Associates, Rizer Chevrolet, Foodland, Bank of the Lowcountry, Ivanhoe Cinemas, H&H Electric, Lynah’s Tours, Buckner Law Firm, Brunson Building Supply and Westbury Hardware.