Dobie goes all out with ‘High School Musical’ production

Shakespeare, not a song and a dance, ignites first love in “High School Musical,” performed November 5-7 at J. Frank Dobie High School.

“The Disney Channel hit musical comes to life on our stage,” said Scotty Fults, drama teacher at Pasadena ISD School in South Belt.

It’s the “start of something new” when students return to the fictional East High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the first day after winter break. Cliques are forming quickly among sportsmen, brains, comedians and skaters, but two juniors – basketball team captain Troy and intelligent Gabriella – turned the status quo upside down by auditioning to play Romeo and Juliet, the Shakespeare’s Lover, in the School’s Spring Musical.

Could Troy and Gabriella’s alliance open the door for others to shine outside their comfort zone?

The show’s cast includes dozens of Dobie students.

“As a production of the Dobie Fine Arts Department, the show will feature the talents of Dobie Theater students, choir, dance, orchestra and color guard,” Fults said.

What: “High school musical”

Or: Dobie Auditorium, J. Frank Dobie High School, 10220 Blackhawk Blvd., Houston, Texas 77089

When: 7 p.m. 5-6 Nov. and 2 p.m. 7 Nov.

Admission: $ 10 adults and $ 8 students, can be purchased at the door

Information: 713-740-0370, Dobie Theater on Facebook, Twitter: @dobietheatre Instagram: @dobietheatre Contact: [email protected]


“Students choose to wear masks during rehearsals, but they will not be masked during performances,” he added. “We don’t demand masks and social distancing from the public.”

The cast includes: Alysia Garcia-Garza, Andrea Gonzalez, Angel Oliva Lopez, Brenda Carcamo, Celestyne Works, Celina Garcia-Reyna, Chelsea Akinloye, Dylan Leonard, Ellie Ayala, Emma McKenzie, Eric Perez, Haley Salinas, Isaac Gonzalez, Iveth Flores , Jasmin Solis, Jessica Gonzalez, Joy Menahem, Karina DelVillar and Keith Manson.

The other cast members are: Kemi Alade, Lexi Martinez, Liberty Jones, Logan Negrete, Lucinda Davis, Maya Castellano, Michael Zambrano, Natalia Knight, Nina Walker, Rhinaye Pichardo, Ricardo Pichardo, Ryan Anderson, Shyla Marcano, Troy Arevalo, Yahir Sanchez, Zachary McKenzie and Zamira Lewis.

In addition, a former Dobie, Jaylon Bolden, will be the guest of Coach Bolton.

Elizabeth Cowart is the stage manager, assisted by Justin Salazar.

Lydia Chicas is the sound table operator, Hatter Vasquez takes care of the microphones and the lighting table operator is Nicholas Ochoa.

The deck crew chief is Makenzie McElheney, assisted by Zoe Guy, Avry Munoz, Sakai Patel, Mikey Blanchard and Lillian Herte.

The Wardrobe Mistress is Jasmine Chew, assisted by Rainy Sciba, Rachael Le, Danielle Deleon and Brianna Sanchez.

Kaylynn McLain, Daniela Rodriguez, Gabriel Lopez and Alvaro Estrada work “in front of the house” (box office, concessions, bailiffs).

In August, Dobie’s deputy principal Clinton Hopper led popular faculty and school staff in performances of “Steel Magnolias” as a fundraiser to help the fine arts department produce “High School Musical”.

Don Maines is a freelance writer who can be contacted at [email protected]