High School Musical By Olivia Willshire


High School Musical was released January 20, 2006 in the United States. High School Musical is a 2006 American teen/romantic comedy musical television film. High School Musical was directed by Kenny Ortega and written by Peter Barsocchini, starring actors Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman and many more. High School Musical became the most successful film that Disney Chanel Original Movie had ever produced. In 2007 the sequel to High School Musical came out called High School Musical 2 then in 2008 High School Musical 3 came out. It is the first and only DCOM to have a theatrical sequel. On March 1 2016 it was announced that High School Musical 4 was in development. (Wikipedia, 2017)


On New Year’s Eve in 2005, Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez meet at a party. They find that they have a connection and decide to exchange numbers before going their separate ways. On the first day back at school after Christmas break, Troy sees Gabriella. Sharpay investigates the new girl and has the scholastic decathlon captain. Troy has trouble focusing because his thoughts are on Gabriella and the idea that he might enjoy singing more than basketball. Troy is then tricked into saying that Gabriella is not important while she watches through a Wi-Fi link that the scholastic decathlon team had set up. After overhearing Gabriella and Troy practicing, Sharpay has Ms. Darbus change the call back time to coincide with both the basketball championship and the scholastic decathlon to interfere with Gabriella and Troy's participation. Troy and Gabriella both win their respective competitions and the entire school gathers in the gym to celebrate. Chad asks Taylor out, and Sharpay makes peace with Gabriella. (Wikipedia, 2017)

Zac Efron:

Zac Efron was born on October 18, 1987, in California (29). Zac Efron made his first television appearance in the series Firefly. In 2005, Efron landed the lead role in a Disney Channel film called High School Musical. Zac Efron struggled picking up the choreography in the film and had to work really hard to master the dance routines. (Biography, 2017)

Vanessa Hudgens:

Vanessa Hudgens was born on December 14 1988, in California (28). Vanessa Hudgens first appeared in in Television Series Still Standing. In 2005, Vanessa Hudgens was cast as Gabriella Montez, one of the lead roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical. (Wikipedia, 2017)

Ashley Tisdale:

Ashley Tisdale was born on July 2 1985, in New Jersey (31). Ashley Tisdale made her first appearance in 1998 television series Smart Guy and 7th Heaven. In 2006 Ashley Tisdale scored one of the lead roles in High School Musical starring as Sharpay Evans. (Wikipedia, 2017)

Charles Klapow:

Charles Klapow (Chucky) was born July 5 1980 (36) was brought by Kenny Ortega to be the choreographer for Disney Channels Original Movie High School Musical. He is also known for his teachings of the mental approach to dance. He choreographed for all 3 of the High School Musicals and has choreographed for many other films. (Wikipedia, 2017)

Favourite Dance Number:

My favourite dance number in High School Musical is “We’re All In This Together”


The costumes in High School Musical weren’t exactly “costumes” they were more just everyday clothes that any teenagers would wear. The musical is based on teenagers with the obstacles of love. So the teenagers would just wear casual clothes that you would wear to school, then some of the characters would also have they’re basketball uniforms as another one of their costumes. When going to the prom and other formal events the characters would wear a tuxedo or a formal dress.

Memorable Songs:

Some of the more memorable songs in High School Musical include Start of Something New, Get’cha Head in the Game, Bop to the Top, Breaking Free and We’re All in this Together. (Wikipedia, 2017)

Awards and Nominations:

High School Musical won ASTRA Awards, Billboard Music Award, Humanitas Prize, Nickelodeon Australian Kids Choice Award, Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice Award, Prime Time Emmy Award, Television Critics Association Award, Teen Choice Award, Casting Society of America, Directors Guild of America Award and Golden Reel Award. It got nominated for American Music Award, Billboard Music Award, Imagen Foundation Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Teen Choice Award, Costume Designers Guild Award, Image Award, PGA Award, Young Artist Award. (Wikipedia, 2017)


One of the innovations for High School Musical is technology, In modern day technology has been a big part a teenagers life. Technology is what most teenagers at high school are using. Technology is used for social purposes mostly. One way that technology is used in High School is a bit of cyber bullying.


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