Bailey Hanks - fresh from her leading role in Broadway's Legally Blonde, which she won via the MTV reality series "Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods" - is featured as East High School's Drama Club co-president Sharpay Evans.
Staged by Paper Mill artistic director Mark S. Hoebee and choreographed by Denis Jones, other featured members of the student body are Chase Peacock (Troy Bolton), Sydney Morton (Gabriella Montez), Logan Hart (Ryan Evans), Krystal Joy Brown (Taylor McKessie), Justin Keyes (Chad Danforth), Joseph Morales (Jack Scott), Stephanie Pam Roberts (Kelsi Neilson) and Sean Samuels (Zeke Baylor). The faculty is represented by Donna English as Ms. Darbus and Patrick Boll as Coach Bolton.
Rounding out the ensemble are Deanna Aguinaga, Adrian Arrieta, Kristy Cavanaugh, Brittany Conigatti, Beth Crandall, Charity DeLoera, Dean deLuna, Sean Ewing, Zach Frank, Taylor Frey, Marissa Joy Ganz, Spencer Kiely, Sam Kiernan, Victoria Meade, Christopher Messina, Joline Mujica, Dennis Necsary, Krista Pioppi, Jessica Rochwarger, Dante Russo and Becca Tobin.
The creative team also includes music director Bruce Coyle, scenic coordinator Stephen Cowles, costume designer Brian Hemesath, lighting designer Tom Sturge and sound designer Randy Hansen. The production stage manager is Jess W. Speaker III.
Tickets are available by calling (973) 376-4343 or by visiting www.papermill.org. The Paper Mill Playhouse is located on Brookside Drive in Millburn, NJ. Here is a look at the production, which runs through Dec. 7:
All photos by Gerry Goodstein