Wiregrass Newsroom: High School Musical Hopefuls Give it Their All

Dothan, AL (WSFA) --  High School Musical 3 was a big enough hit.  But now, High School Musical OnStage gives teenagers 13 and up, the chance to play the roles they know and love.

Auditions are in full swing, but teenagers aren't the only ones getting in on the action.

Lisa Hunt says she tried out for one of only two adult roles.

"On the way over, my daughter was telling me about the drama teacher part, and she said, 'Mom you ought to try out!'" says Hunt.

But unlike the adult try-outs, teens must sing and dance to earn a place in the spotlight.

"The most important part of this show is being able to sing. There's a lot of music in this show and everybody in the show has to be a very strong singer," says HSM OnStage Director, Lisbeth Ash.

Producers and directors say they think there might be close to three hundred people trying out for the play.

While teenagers are giving it their all in hopes of landing a part, some will not.  But, the director says, that shouldn't discourage the kids from trying out.

"I hope that this will engender a love of theater and that you will follow along with this, and try out for another show. In theater there's a place for everyone, regardless of your skill."

So for now, kids wait for a callback and the chance to be part of what producers say could become a smash hit.  A taste of Hollywood, right here in the Wiregrass.

Reporter: Melissa McKinney