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. On May 30, , it was announced that Federle would serve as a writer and executive producer for the series.
It's Act Two of opening night, and the stakes have never been higher. After last-minute cast changes in Act One - and so much left unsaid between Ricky and Nini - there's more drama offstage than on. After months of rehearsals, the theater kids gear up for an unforgettable opening night. But when unexpected audience members show up to shake the cast to its core, will the show "go on" if the Mazzara accidentally spend the holiday together at East High. Check out the lineup of new movies and shows streaming on Netflix this month, including Season 5 of " Lucifer.
Troy Bolton became the crush of a generation and you definitely still remember all of the words to the original's most iconic songs. That's why fans totally freaked out when it was announced that High School Musical 4 is on the way. And even though you've been waiting forever, details about the movie are still few and far between. That's why we decided to compile every single fact we know about the highly-anticipated sequel into one list! Want a one-stop-shop for every tiny deet about the new production? Here's everything you need to know
You might not think of Disney as the place for Community -style Russian dolls of self-reference, but the whole thing is intentionally built for a winking sense of humor. Federle — who wrote the script for the movie Ferdinand , the book for the Tuck Everlasting musical , and a series of YA novels — pitched Disney on his specific meta take on High School Musical after hearing that they were looking to do something new with the series. His idea, essentially: American Vandal , but about a high school doing High School Musical and since this is Disney, there are no dick jokes , or something close to Waiting for Guffman , but with more anxiety about who will get to play Gabriella on opening night. Yes, there are shades of Karen and Ivy at work here. Federle, working with casting director Julie Ashton, cast Bassett as Ricky when he was 17, very early on in the process. I think a lot of shows have a reputation for casting beautiful people who do two or three things really well.