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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:14 am 
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From Terry Byrne in the Boston Globe:
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‘High’ anxiety
Auditioning for the stage version of a hit TV musical keeps teens on their toes

The complicated, athletic dance routine they just learned was tough enough, but when nearly 60 teenage boys are asked to pretend to do a basketball layup, many of them seem so wiped out they can barely fake dribbling the ball, let alone go for a basket. Others look like they’ve never played basketball before. But Ryan Cameron lopes across the room easily and takes his shot. He says after getting the dance steps down, doing a layup was a relief.

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From Louise Kennedy in the Boston Globe:
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Cute, boppy, and fun
With energetic dancing and airy songs, ‘High School Musical’ pulls in kids

“High School Musical” is to the theater what Harry Potter is to literature. Whatever adults may think of its artistic merits, they can’t help rejoicing at its power to pull in new devotees to the art form they love. And, whatever its artistic merits actually are, it’s entertaining enough to let those same adults enjoy it along with their kids.

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From Jenna Scherer in the Boston Herald:
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Too cool for this ‘High School’
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North Shore mounts this power-washed fairy tale with a polish that stretches to all aspects of the production. With a cast of 38, including 13 local actors, director Barry Ivan has a whale on his hands. Still, the stage never feels crowded and the pace seldom slackens.

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In the Boston Globe Cindy Cantrell writes about young performers' experiences in:
[url=http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/07/26/glad_grads_of_high_school_musical/]Glad grads of ‘High School Musical’ - Local teens learn from pros in show
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From Louise Kennedy in the Boston Globe:
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A musical sequel, packaged for the holidays
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"High School Musical" was lively and sweet, if hardly brilliant. "High School Musical 2" feels warmed-over and flat. Even at this most wonderful time of the year, apparently, the law of diminishing returns remains in force.

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