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Home of 'High School Musical' Will Put on Its Own Show

Home of 'High School Musical' Will Put on Its Own Show



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The school that was the setting for "High School Musical" is putting on its own show.

"We have a great program and it will be an opportunity for people to be drawn to the school for future years," said Amber Lee, a senior at East High School and drama club president.

"High School Musical" will be East High School's fall musical, Nov. 7-12. Disney filmed the wildly popular TV movie there in 2005.

The sequel, "High School Musical 2," was filmed in St. George, Utah, and seemed to bring even more attention to East High.

Forty to 50 people a day stopped to take pictures and look around during summer.

In "High School Musical," basketball player Troy Bolton and shy, studious Gabriella Montez turn their school upside down by stepping out of their comfort zones and trying out for the school musical.

"It's quite the buzz," Principal Paul Sagers said of the attention. "The traffic has been unbelievable."

Lee said she and others didn't immediately embrace the idea of the school doing its own version. "We were apprehensive about it at first because we were so tired of it," she said. "So many people coming here and taking pictures. ... It kind of gets annoying after a while."

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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