The Des Moines Playhouse celebrates summer with the family musical phenomenon, "Disney's High School Musical 2," July 17-August 9. Tickets may be purchased at The Playhouse ticket office, by phone at 515-277-6261, and online at "Disney's High School Musical 2" is sponsored by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa.

School's out! Troy, Gabriella, Chad, Taylor, and Kelsi are spending the summer together, working at Lava Springs Country Club, owned by Sharpay and Ryan Evan's dad. Sharpay is up to her old tricks of trying to catch Troy. Will it mean the end of Troy and Gabriella when Troy agrees to sing with Sharpay in the club's annual talent show? Alliances switch as Ryan deserts Sharpay to help the Wildcats with their talent show number. Who will come out on top? And at what cost?

"Disney's High School Musical 2" is a fun and fresh new stage version of the hugely popular movie. The Playhouse is proud to present this sequel to our record-setting summer 2007 musical, "Disney's High School Musical."

The "Disney's High School Musical 2" cast of 22 features Dustin Thomas as Troy Bolton, Kelsey Waugaman as Gabriella Montez, Katelyn Thompson as Sharpay Evans, Michael Heath as Chad Danforth and Noby Edwards as Taylor McKessie. The show is directed by Todd Buchacker, with musical direction by Brenton Brown and choreography by David Decker.

The Playhouse is Iowa's oldest and largest producing theatre. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about The Playhouse and "Disney's High School Musical 2" contact The Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

"Disney's High School Musical 2" Performances: July 17-August 9, 2009
7:30 p.m. Wednesday/Thursday
8:00 p.m. Friday/Saturday
2:00 p.m. Sunday

"Disney's High School Musical 2" Tickets
Available through The Playhouse box office, 831 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50132;
by phone at 515-277-6261; and online at
$35 Adult Section A / $20 Adult Section B
$32 Senior (62+) Section A / $20 Senior Section B
$20 Student

Group reservations for groups of 20 or more should be made by calling 515-255-3741 ext. 211 or toll-free 1-877-862-5621 ext. 211.