The series is produced by Chorus Boy and Salty Pictures in association with Disney Channel , with Oliver Goldstick serving as showrunner for the first four episodes. He was succeeded by Federle as showrunner for the remainder of the first season. Set at a fictionalized version of East High School , the school at which the original movie was filmed, the series follows a group of teenage theater enthusiasts who participate in a staging of High School Musical: The Musical as their school production. Cyr and Kate Reinders. The series has received a positive response, with critical reviews highlighting the performances of the cast. The teacher decides to stage a performance of High School Musical: The Musical for her first winter theater production to celebrate the school's affiliation with the original film. In the second season, the theater students of East High stage a production of Beauty and the Beast for the spring musical. On November 9, , it was announced that Disney was developing a television series adaptation of their High School Musical film series created by Peter Barsocchini.
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The last chapter of the original High School Musical trilogy ended 10 years ago last October, and now Disney Channel is reviving the hit franchise with a brand new TV series. More East High shenanigans? Sign us up. It'll be filmed in a docu-style format, which means it may be following in the footsteps of shows like The Office and Modern Family. The show will follow a new crop of East High Wildcats who put on a performance of — you guessed it — High School Musical for their winter theater production. Like with the HSM movies, the teens quickly learn drama happens offstage as much as on it. The male star of the series, Ricky is a "snarky sweetheart," a decent student, and Nini's boyfriend. Unfortunately for Ricky, Nini breaks up with him ouch , so he decides to win her love back in the most extra way possible: auditioning for the school's production of High School Musical , anxiously hoping they'll both be cast as the leads.
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Days after much of the cast of the beloved High School Musical franchise, along with director Kenny Ortega , got together for a Zoom chat that had the whole world talking , everyone--and we do mean everyone--is proving that they're still all in this together as they band together for a special performance during ABC's The Disney Family Singalong , airing Thursday, April And naturally, they'll be singing the franchise's anthem "We're All in This Together" from the safety of their own homes. And while Zac Efron was added to the roster too late to join the performance, Ortega told Deadline that the actor will share a special message during the program instead. They recognize this is an opportunity to strengthen spirits for those joining us for the broadcast. In , it was the start of something new
Skip navigation! Story from TV Shows. Martha Sorren. There's a new set of students at East High now that it's been over a decade since the High School Musical characters graduated. Instead, this cast is totally current for a Gen Z generation and is filled with up and coming young actors. The premise of the series is that new drama teacher Miss Jenn Kate Reinders wants to stage a rendition of High School Musical at the real East High where the movies were filmed.