For students, Chambers and senior Jerika Herbert, both playing Gabriella, the show is much more than just a high-energy production.
“It’s about not being afraid of what other people think of you and doing what makes you happy,” Chambers said.
“It’s about being yourself,” Herbert agreed.
The stage-version brings several new songs that the movie doesn’t include and is a good reason for movie fans to come out to the production, Lock said.
“It’s ‘High School Musical.’ Everyone kind of knows it. It has a good energy. It’s good to see the stage production of something. People who don’t regularly go see musicals — it’s a good way to get into it by something you’re already kind of familiar with.”
Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for children age 6 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the NNHS office, 1809 Stubbeman Ave.