In 2006, Peter Barsocchini introduced us to basketball star Troy Bolton (Zac Efron), his best friend Chad Danforth (Corbin Bleu), Drama queen Sharpay Evans (Ashley Tisdale), her twin brother Ryan (Lucas Grabeel), Taylor McKessie (Monique Coleman), and shy new girl Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens) in the High School Musical film franchise. For years, we watched them become friends, date, quarrel, and more importantly, compete in musical competitions. But, just when we thought we had said goodbye to the students of the fictitious East High School after High School Musical 3 (2011), we got some good news in 2017 that Disney was developing a series adaptation of the films. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is a mockumentary musical drama set in the same school as the original movie.
And we can expect to witness the reunion shooting right on the campus of their beloved high school. Per Disney, "On their first day back, the principal announces that Disney has decided to make the long-awaited High School Musical 4: The Reunion movie on location at their beloved high school, and our Wildcats will be playing featured extras in the movie."
During an accidental audition for the school musical, the two of them realize their mutual love for musical theatre. This angers the popular girl Sharpay Evans (played by Ashley Tisdale), who also especially despises Gabriella due to her closeness with Troy. The two star-crossed lovers must overcome several hurdles in their way, including disgruntled friends, jealous competitors, and high school social mores in order to realize their true passion.
Some of these beloved movies (like The Last Picture Show or American Graffiti) take a look back on high school with the clarity of time gone by. Others (like Superbad or Booksmart) make you feel like the high school experience is unfolding in real-time right before your eyes.
You may remember Joe Clark, an autocratic high school principal who briefly became famous in the late 1980s. Along with the other measures he brought to his school, from a strict dress code to rules regulating how students may walk in the halls, he played popular music over the institution's loudspeakers. Asked in an interview to defend this, he explained that while he didn't care for all the music that was played, it was better than the alternative: kids listening to their own tunes on Walkmans. 2b1af7f3a8