Friday, April 18, 2008

High School Musical: Summer Session Auditions

What's better than watching High School Musical for the zillionth time, experiencing the action and excitement of the movies brought to life on ice, or decorating your bedroom in everything HSM? How about staring in Disney's new reality series, "High School Musical: Summer Session."

That's right! If you (or your kids) are between the ages of 16 and 22, and have always dreamed of answering the call of the stage, then head to one of the two open auditions for this new Summer series. West coast auditions will take place Sunday, April 27, at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California. East coast auditions will be on Wednesday, May 7, at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The exact location is the Champion Stadium at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex.

The series debuts on ABC on Sunday, July 20 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) and runs Sundays and Mondays (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) for three weeks, then continues Mondays at 8:00 p.m., ET through mid-September. The two auditions will become part of the early episodes of the show (ala American Idol) and the finalists will participate in a summer music program with the ultimate prize of joining the "High School Musical" gang.

Don't worry if you can't make it to one of these two auditions. According to ABC.com, casting scouts are searching the country looking for undiscovered talent who they think deserve a chance to try out. The scouts will select some of these individuals to be brought to the final auditions, before a panel of judges, which will be held as the final phases of the open calls. The information leaves out exactly where these scouts will be looking so you might want to play it safe and break into song and dance any time you are in a crowded area.

For more information, including the audition application form, Visit ABC.com or click here