Way to go, Wildcat

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Curtis Dillon (centre) in the DalDance Society's end of year recital at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. (Bruce Bottomley Photo)

Curtis Dillon is in the unusual position of finishing four years of university while starting high school.

High School Musical, that is. The 21-year-old Dartmouth native has been cast as Jason, one of the students from East High and a member of the Wildcats’ basketball team, in Neptune Theatre’s production of the hit Disney musical.

“It’s pretty exhausting, but it will definitely be worth it,” says Mr. Dillon, a math major who has been active as an instructor with the student-run DalDance Society. He’s currently in the midst of daily performances at the same time that classes finish and exams are scheduled. “People in the cast think I’m crazy—as soon as a break is called, I’m right into the books.”

Following graduation, Mr. Dillon planned to dedicate a few years for dance before returning to university to become a teacher. With High School Musical, that plan shifted into gear just a little sooner than he anticipated.

“It’s a great start to what I want to do; it’s hard to balance with school and it’s a lot to take in, but it’s been amazing.”

High School Musical opened Friday, April 17 and runs to May 31 at Neptune’s Fountain Hall. Students get a 20 per cent discount on tickets, which range in price from $15 to $58. For details, call the box office at 429-7070.


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