Gabriella Montez has moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in time to start the second semester of the school year at East High School. She finds herself immediately pulled into the clique of smart kids, but has a strong interest in auditioning for Juliet and Romeo, the school musical.
Gabriella is played by Issa Shinn in Civic Theatre's production of Disney's High School Musical.
"At the beginning of the show, Gabriella is very shy. Troy Bolton helps her open up. She becomes more confident in herself and her singing,” Issa explained.
She was a fan of the movie and auditioned for the production because she thought it would be a lot of fun to act in it. She said it’s been great so far.
“The audience will be impressed with the work that’s been done: the singing and dancing, the set, the costumes, the lights, the props. There’s been a lot of work put into it,” Issa said.
Disney's High School Musical will be performed July 11-12, 18-19, 2008 at the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater, located on State Road 43 North. For more information about the show, ticket availability and performance times, call the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette office at 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit www.lafcivic.org.