The excitement did not die down. Everyone on the callback list was practicing like crazy and getting really excited. Finally, the day came.
Everyone was gathered around the door of the auditorium, waiting for Ms. Darbus to come with the key and let them in. When she did so, kids began piling in, some jumping up and down with anxiety. Mrs. Darbus took everyone's picture for future reference, and the auditions began...
Callbacks ended about an hour later. Kids began piling out.
"Hey, you did really good!"
"I did horrible."
"No you didn't?"
"What's up? How'd you do?"
The next day, a Friday, came fast. Throughout the day, kids checked the bulletin board frequently. Finally, at 11:36, Ms. Darbus snuck over to the bulletin board with a piece of paper and a pin-tack. She held up the paper to the bulletin board and stuck the pin-tack into the top center of the paper. At that movement, a group of kids from the drama club turned the corner and saw Ms. Darbus with her hand on the pin-tack. They ran over (Ms. Darbus ran out of the way fast!) and crowded around.
Then, Gabby and Troy turned the corner and saw the crowd. They ran over and joined the crowd looking. Troy's eyes fell upon these words:
HAIRSPRAY! CAST LIST
TRACY TURNBLAD: Gabriella Montez
PENNY PINGLETON: Kelsi Nielson
LINK LARKIN: Troy Bolton
SEAWEED J. STUBBS: Chad Danforth
LI'L INEZ STUBBS: Taylor McKessie
MOTORMOUTH MAYBELLE: Janice McCormick
CORNY COLLINS: Ryan Evans
AMBER VON TUSSEL: Sharpay Evans
MRS. VON TUSSEL: Natasha O'hearn
EDNA TURNBLAD: Martha Cox
MR. TURNBLAD: Kevin Rivers
MRS. PINGLETON: Heather Pine
VARIOUS SINGERS, DANCERS, ETC.
Troy let out a loud whoop and punched the air with his fist. He high-fived Gabriella and practically bounced off the walls. They continued to their next class, but that didn't die down Troy's excitement - or Gabby's nervousness.
Taylor saw Gabby in the hall and said, "Whoa, what's the matter?"
"Nothing, its...I got the lead in the play!"
"Oh wow, well, that's awesome!"
"I know. By the way, you're Little Inez!"
"Ooh, that's awesome too!"
"Okay, see you, Tay!"
And Gabriella Montez turned into her next class.