The stakes at Camp Shallow Lake are heating up as Frozen rehearsals get underway in Excessive Faculty Musical: The Musical: The Sequence season 3. Kourtney and Gina have nabbed the leads of Elsa and Anna, permitting these besties to change into sisters! Understandably, there may be a variety of strain that comes with being the lead. Dara Reneé spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife about how Kourtney is coping with some anxiousness, one thing Dara can relate to personally.
“I really feel like one factor that I actually appreciated, particularly this season, it provides an sincere perspective in the direction of it,” Dara informed HollywoodLife. “I acquired to place slightly little bit of my expertise and my expertise with doing reveals with anxiousness as a result of it’s type of like an entire totally different battle and a unique warzone. However I really feel like we’re going to present a variety of issues that occur to lots of people who’re performers that do take care of anxiousness.”
She added, “I’m actually excited for individuals to not solely see it and relate however to see little methods to perhaps really feel higher on this second and know that it could occur proper now, but when we simply proceed to push by means of it, then it’s not going to be as onerous subsequent time. And even whether it is onerous, you’re going to get by means of it, and also you’re going to make it to the opposite facet.”
Kourtney navigating her anxiousness whereas away at Camp Shallow Lake permits her to be a bit extra “understanding” of Maddox, who hasn’t had the simplest time changing into associates with the Wildcats. “Maddox is in a brand new area. She’s with a bunch of individuals she doesn’t know. She’s simply attempting to slot in which a variety of us, particularly that age, are attempting to do,” Dara famous.
Up to now two seasons, totally different characters have had their likelihood to shine within the faculty musicals. Dara admitted that she feels “so grateful” that Kourtney will get this second to actually shine. “I imply, with the ability to work with so many wonderful solid members and with the ability to play a job that I grew up watching and who has such legendary songs and songs that I apply my voice with, and to have the ability to truly show that on TV and to be one of many first televised Black Elsas, that’s loopy,” Dara mentioned. “I’m actually grateful for this chance, and I couldn’t have requested for a greater crew to do it with.”
Kourtney can be going ~into the unknown~ with Gina as Elsa. Dara revealed she is thrilled to share the highlight with co-star Sofia Wylie. “To lastly see Gina and Kourtney because the lead, it’s so cool. It’s so wanted proper now. I imply, not just for illustration, however I imply, it’s only a cool factor to see all the brand new tips and issues we do developing,” Dara teased. “I couldn’t have requested for a greater individual to do it with. She’s actually the perfect, sweetest, simply pure angel on the earth.”
On prime of Kourtney getting the lead, Dara wrote her first tune for the present. The actress admitted that she had been making “little jokes” to showrunner Tim Federle about writing a tune for HSMTMTS. “He put me with an amazing group of individuals. He was like, okay, let’s see what occurs. It was my first author session. It was my first all the pieces, and it was simply such a cool introduction to the music world. I can’t look ahead to individuals to see what we created,” Dara mentioned.
The Wildcats aren’t simply coping with the highs and lows of getting a musical manufacturing prepared for opening night time at Camp Shallow Lake. Excessive Faculty Musical alum Corbin Bleu (who’s enjoying himself) can be filming a documentary of the Camp Shallow Lake manufacturing.
Since that is HSMTMTS, there may be already no scarcity of drama. Ricky confirmed up unexpectedly simply as EJ and Gina’s “excellent summer season” was getting underway. With EJ consumed with the musical, Gina and Ricky have grown nearer. HollywoodLife requested Dara if Kourtney goes to take discover of this love triangle that’s brewing. “Hear, let me inform you one thing. I can’t say an excessive amount of on that. I can’t say an excessive amount of as a result of I don’t wish to get fired, so I’ll say this: there’s going to be a variety of juice,” Dara teased.