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High School Musical Jr – More important now, than ever before.

Firstly I would like to start off by saying how lucky I was to be part of this year’s academy production of "High School Musical Jr. When we first began rehearsing I only saw the story as something of a silly American musical. However, as we moved closer towards the final performance, I realised how important the themes are. In fact I believe that the messages portrayed in this musical are more relevant now than ever before.Below are some of the messages/ themes covered throughout the musical.

1. Embracing Individuality:

One of the main themes in High School Musical is the importance of embracing individuality. In today's world, where peer pressure can be overwhelming, this message couldn’t be more applicable.The characters in the musical inspired us to celebrate our unique talents, interests, and personalities, reminding us that we should not conform and follow others, but believe in our unique individuality.

2. Breaking Stereotypes:

The musical , challenges stereotypes by breaking barriers. It not only encourages us to look beyond appearances and rigid expectations but also promotes inclusivity and acceptance. With ongoing conversations surrounding gender equality, racial diversity, and breaking down biases, the musical's message of defying stereotypes is highly significant.

3. Pursuing Passions:

This theme connects strongly with today's generation, as young people are increasingly encouraged to follow their dreams and explore diverse career paths.In High School Musical the characters play a big role in pursuing their passions in the face of false expectations. The musical's emphasis on working towards a goal and finding joy in what we love provides encouragement and inspiration to young people.

4. Overcoming Peer Pressure:

Peer pressure is an ongoing challenge for many young people. By depicting the struggles faced by the characters, High School Musical highlights the importance of staying true to yourself. In today's age of social media and constant need to connect, the burden to conform can be even more intense, making this theme highly relatable and important.

5. Building Authentic Relationships:

The musical's emphasis on genuine connections and authentic relationships is particularly significant today. In a world heavily influenced by technology and virtual interaction, it is essential to make meaningful connections. High School Musical reminds us of the value of face-to-face interactions, fostering empathy, and building strong bonds with friends, family, and peers.

High School Musical gave me an opportunity to work with people in the school I would never have worked with before. I have learned so many lessons about life and made some amazing friends along the way.

Written by cast member - Anonymous

Edited by : Tasnima Y12 YLT

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