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This was a junior production for students grades 2nd-8th.

It's the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

Disney's High School Musical is fun for the whole family.

Performance Dates:

July 20-30, 2017


Encore! Theatre

9620 Campo Rd.

Spring Valley, CA 91977


Makenzie Plumb





Makenzie is excited to be making her YAT debut directing High School Musical. She is currently the drama teacher at Hillsdale Middle School putting on three major musicals a year. At the age of 8 she found her love for performing and hasn't stopped since. Some of her favorite performing roles include Belle in "Beauty and the Beast", Logainne in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee", and Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz". As a director, her most recent favorite has been "The Lion King Jr." and "Honk! Jr." She is looking forward to spending the summer at East High with the Wildcats! 

Music Director:

Matt Ignacio





Matt is a cantor and director of the Youth Choir at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, where he recently starred as Joseph in the SJC Drama Ministry's production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He is always thrilled to musically direct in YAT productions. He loves being able to work with such talented students. Previous shows include Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, Bye Bye Birdie,The Music Man, Schoolhouse Rocks, The Jungle Book and Mulan.​


Alexa Cohen





Alexa Cohen is a current college student studying theatre and elementary education. She has had the pleasure to work and train with some amazing mentors at YAT and other companies in San Diego. Some favorite roles include, Marcy Park in "The 25th Annual Putnuam County Spelling Bee", Peppermint Patty in "Snoopy" and Anybody's in" West Side Story". After graduating as captain of her high school dance team, she has gotten to continue her passion for dance by teaching. Recent work include choreographer for Peter Pan at Mnt Helix Academy, and YAT's productions of  Schoolhouse Rock, A Holiday to Remember, The Jungle Book, along with YAT camps/classes. She is extremely excited to be working on the show that sparked her love for performing! 

Stage Manager:

Astrid Pett





Before transitioning to musical theatre, Astrid studied ballet for 8 years, performing at various venues around San Diego county. She has since performed in 11 shows at YAT since 2014, including Grandma Addams (The Addams Family), Queen Aggravain (Once Upon a Mattress), Olive (Spelling Bee), and most recently as Miss Flannery (Thoroughly Modern Millie). Next year she will be attending college to pursue a degree in Theatre Arts. She was previously the Stage Manager for The Jungle Book and she's very excited to be Stage Manager again, for High School Musical.

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