Disney's High School Musical on Stage! is a stage musical based on the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical, with music and lyrics by Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, Ray and Greg Cham, Andrew Seeley, Randy Petersen, Kevin Quinn, Andy Dodd, Adam Watts, Bryan Louiselle, David N. Lawrence, Faye Greenberg and Jamie Houston, and a book by David Simpatico.
"The success flows from Calhoun's savvy staging and choreographer Lisa Stevens' laudable willingness to restrict herself to a high-school vocabulary offering veracity along with flash." Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune
"His choreographer, Lisa Stevens, is one of the real stars of this production, capable of setting the stage spinning with punched up cheerleader routines, phenomenal basketball "ballets," and even a sendup of a classic jazz dance duet..." Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
"...the dances here are choreographed impressively by Lisa Stevens, who incorporates elements of hip-hop and gymnastics as well as mock basketball moves into the four big production numbers." John Olson, Talkin' Broadway
"It is hard to resist the talent and massive energy on display during the big production numbers credit to choreographer Lisa Stevens..." Lisa Martland, The Stage (UK)
"Choreographer Lisa Stevens tries her best to match the intensity of movie director Kenny Ortega and she succeeds in the wonderful timing of "Get'cha Head in the Game" as players spin and dance and basketballs bounce in time to the music. She also allows the company to have a lot of fun in "Auditions," a production number that enjoys referencing any number of musicals, including "A Chorus Line" and everythingi by Bob Fosse. It's a wonderfully busy number that manages to zoom in on individuals and then open up to include the crowd, without missing a beat." Terry Byrne, The Boston Globe