High School Musical is a 2006 American musical television film written by Peter Barsocchini and directed by Kenny Ortega. It is the first installment in the High School Musical franchise. With a plot described by the author and numerous critics as a modern adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, High School Musical is a story about two high school juniors from rival stereotypical cliques. The protagonists are Troy Bolton, a basketball team captain, and Gabriella Montez, a shy transfer student excelling in math and science. Together, they try out for the lead parts in their high school musical, and this causes division among all the school's students. Despite other students' attempts to thwart their dreams, Troy and Gabriella aim to resist peer pressure and rivalry and wish to inspire others along the way not to "stick to the status quo." However, they have to battle high school diva Sharpay Evans and her twin brother Ryan.
|Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman
|Country of origin
|Salty Pictures, First Street Films
|Buena Vista Television
|High School Musical 2
Disney Channel original musical that follows Troy and Gabriella as they fall in love over their shared passion for music. It spawned sequels and spin-offs called High School Musical 2, High School Musical 3: Senior Year and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
The High School Musical soundtrack was recorded in five days and became the best selling album of 2006. The movie was most commercially successful Disney Channel Original Movie ever produced upon its release.
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