Vanessa Anne Hudgens (Gabriella), Ashley Tisdale (Sharpay), Lucas Grabeel (Ryan), Corbin Bleu (Chad) and Monique Coleman (Taylor) will all take part in the upcoming tour of High School Musical: The Concert. Andrew Seeley (co-writer of the show's song "Get'cha Head in the Game") will assume the role of Troy, originated by Zac Efron — who is currently filming the movie musical "Hairspray."
Along with songs from the popular teen musical, Bleu, Hudgens and Tisdale will perform material from their solo albums.
Kenny Ortega ("Newsies"), who both directed and choreographed the TV production, will be the creative director for the concert tour. The 40-city tour is scheduled to launch Nov. 30 from San Diego and continue through Jan. 28, 2007 at its final stop in Las Vegas.
The final tour lineup is as follows: Nov. 29: ipayOne Center at the Sports Arena (San Diego, CA) Dec. 1: HP Pavilion 9 (San Jose, CA) Dec. 3: Jobing.com Arena (Formerly Glendale Arena) (Glendale, AZ) Dec. 5: ARCO Arena (Sacramento, CA) Dec. 6: Stockton Arena (Stockton, CA) Dec. 8: Rabobank Arena (Bakersfield, CA) Dec. 10: Rose Garden (Portland, OR) Dec. 11: KeyArena (Seattle, WA) Dec. 16: CenturyTel Center (Bossier City, LA) Dec. 17: American Airlines Center (Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX) Dec. 18: Toyota Center (Houston, TX) Dec. 20: St. Pete Times Forum (Tampa, FL) Dec. 21: TD Waterhouse (Orlando, FL) Dec. 22: Colonial Center (Columbia, SC) Dec. 23: Charlotte Arena (Charlotte, NC) Dec. 27: Greensboro Coliseum (Greensboro, NC) Dec. 28: Verizon Center (formerly MCI Center) (Washington, D.C.) Dec. 29: Nassau Veterans Memorial Colliseum (Uniondale, NY) Dec. 30: Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, NH) Jan. 2, 2007: Air Canada Centre (Toronto, ON) Jan. 3, 2007: Blue Cross Arena (Rochester, NY) Jan. 4, 2007: Civic Center Coliseum (Hartford, CT) Jan. 6, 2007: Mellon Arena (Pittsburgh, PA) Jan. 7, 2007: Pepsi Arena (Albany, NY) Jan. 8, 2007: Continental Airlines Arena (East Rutherford, NJ) Jan. 10, 2007: DCU Center (formerly Centrum Center) (Worcester, MA) Jan. 11, 2007: Wachovia Spectrum (Philadelphia, PA) Jan. 12, 2007: John Paul Jones Arena (Charlottesville, VA) Jan. 13, 2007: US Bank Arena (Cincinnati, OH) Jan. 14, 2007: Wolstein Center (Cleveland, OH) Jan. 16, 2007: Palace of Auburn Hills (Auburn Hills, MI) Jan. 17, 2007: Conseco Fieldhouse (Indianapolis, IN) Jan. 18, 2007: Value City Arena at Schottenstein Center (Columbus, OH) Jan. 19, 2007: Allstate Arena (Rosemont, IL) Jan. 21, 2007: Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI) Jan. 22, 2007: Scottrade Center (formerly Savvis Center) (St. Louis, MO) Jan. 23, 2007: Kemper Arena (Kansas City, KS) Jan. 26, 2007: Honda Center (formerly Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim) (Anaheim, CA) Jan. 27, 2007: Selland Arena (Fresno, CA)
Jan. 28, 2007: Thomas and Mack Center (Las Vegas, NV) Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster outlets and online at HighSchoolMusical.AEGLive.com.
High School Musical centers on the unlikely friendship that evolves between the jock Troy and brainiac Gabriella at a karaoke contest. Little did the two know that she would be transferring to his school. The duo decide — against their friends' wishes and to the dismay of school stars (a drama queen and her twin brother) — to audition for the high school musical.
High School Musical — the stage version of the popular musical —made its debut on the stage at New York's Stagedoor Manor (in August) and will continue to flourish at regional theatres across the country in the coming year.
A sequel to "High School Musical," is already in the works. The movie was released on DVD and the soundtrack is also available on CD.