Disney's High School Musical: Summer Celebration! coming to The Morton ArboretumFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Troy, Gabriella, and Sharpay Dance Under the Trees
LISLE, IL (July 31, 2009) - What time is it? Just about time to kick-start the school year with Disney's High School Musical: Summer Celebration! "Fabulous," chart-topping songs fill the air in one great performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 23.
The shows take exciting, memorable High School Musical moments to the stage and feature a cast of performers portraying favorite East High characters: Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Sharpay, Chad, Taylor and Kelsi. All the Wildcats in the house will recognize more than 15 of their favorite High School Musical songs including "We're All In This Together" from High School Musical, "Fabulous" from High School Musical 2, and "Can I Have This Dance" from High School Musical 3: Senior Year.
This non-stop, high-energy production, written by Peter Barsocchini, writer of all three High School Musical movies, will have kids and parents alike rocking the house!
"I really like the music, it keeps the beat going," says five-year-old Lauryn Emrick, a megafan from Bolingbrook whose mother says the girl frequently sings the group's songs into her own, bona fide High School Musical microphone.
The fun gets going even before the music starts! Concert tickets admit visitors into the Arboretum for a full day hiking, biking, lunch, and the Children's Garden, before fans head to the concert lawn.
High School Musical: Summer Celebration! tickets are $25 for individuals and $90 for a Family-Four Pack. Day-of tickets are $27. To order, visit www.mortonarb.org, call 630-725-2066 (9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday), or go to the Visitor Center Information Desk (8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily). The concert lawn opens one hour prior to the performances.
The Morton Arboretum gratefully acknowledges concert series Contributing Sponsor Harris Bank; and Bonterra Vineyards, Featured Wine Sponsor of the Arboretum. Official Hotel Sponsor is Wyndham Lisle-Chicago Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, and In-Kind Sponsor is Waste Management.
The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized 1,700-acre outdoor museum with collections of 4,117 kinds of trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world. The Arboretum's beautiful natural landscapes, gardens, research and education programs, and year-round family activities support its mission - the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. Conveniently located at I-88 and Rte. 53 in Lisle, Illinois, the Arboretum is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time or sunset, whichever is earlier. The Children's Garden is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., March through October, and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., November through February. Visit Press Room at www.mortonarb.org, call to learn more.
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