MONROVIA – Clifton Middle School students will excite audiences with fan-favorite sing-alongs as they perform a new, fresh approach to “High School Musical Jr.,” directed by Clifton alumna Keely Milliken, on March 21-22.

The “High School Musical” production addresses the stereotypes and conflicts that are present in the day-to-day life of students and shows how characters take the high road and accept the differences in people.

“We are so proud of our Clifton students who have worked tirelessly to get every detail of this production right,” Principal Jennifer Jackson said. “This is a wonderful example of what our students are capable of achieving with the support of staff.”

A total of 44 Clifton students will be participating in the production, working on stage and behind-the-scenes. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Centre Stage Inc. or at the door.

“This production helps highlight the newly emerging theater program at Clifton Middle School,” Board of Education President Ed Gilliland said. “Monrovia Unified is dedicated to promoting the arts at all of our schools and to providing opportunities for our students that will inspire and motivate them.”