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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

Teen drama
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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, an American Musical Drama created by Tim Federle created for the streaming platform Disney+, inspired by the hit movie series ‘High School Musical’. Chorus boy Salty Pictures, and Disney Channel produced this series. While the show-runner in the first season for episodes one through four was Oliver Goldstick. For the remaining episodes and seasons, the show-runner was Federle.

This show takes place at East High School, the same place the original High School Musical film was filmed at. This TV series is about high school students that are a part of their school’s production of High School Musical: The Musical. This show also strives to show the struggles that go on in the life of high school students. It shows the students and how they navigate their lives in the high school world such as their friendships, romantic relationships, and family relationships.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series aired for the first time on November 8, 2019, as a preview Simulcast. The first episode premiered on not only Disney Channel but on ABC and Freeform as well. Following the premiere on TV, on November 12, it premiered on Disney+. The first season consisted of a total of 10 episodes. In 2019 the series renewed for a second season. That season ultimately aired in 2021 on May 14. The second season consisted of a total of 12 episodes. The end of 2021, not long after the second season aired, it was announced that High School Musical: The Musical renewed for a third season. The third season expected to air July 27, 2022.

Since High School Musical: The Musical: The Series aired, there are a mix of different reviews. There are many critics that say it was amazing and they can’t stop watching it. While other critics state that is was a horrible script and quality especially coming from Disney Channel.

  • Season One

    “The Auditions”

    The school announces their will be a production of High School Musical: The Musical.

    “The Read Through”

    Rehearsals for the play begins and the cast has a read through.

    “The Wonderstudies”

    Gina choreographs a difficult dance routine.


    The blocking rehearsal takes place.


    Nini ends up choosing to miss the homecoming dance.

    “What Team?”

    Miss Jenn gets suspended from her position.


    Over thanksgiving a party is arranged for the theatre students.

    “The Tech Rehearsal”

    The high school theatre gets damaged by a fire over break.

    “Opening Night”

    The cast prepares for their first performance.

    “Act Two”

    Nini and Ricky get to finish the performance together.


  • Season Two

    “New Year’s Eve”

    The students kick off their break with a performance.


    The auditions are approaching for the new play.

    “Valentine’s Day”

    Nini and Ricky try to surprise each other.

    “The Storm”

    A heavy storm hits and the students have to take shelter.

    “The Quinceañero”

    A surprise party is thrown for Carlos.

    “Yes, And?”

    The cast has a a workshop for improv.

    “The Field Trip”

    E. J. and Gina get closer.

    “Most Likely To”

    Rehearsals get suspended for a week.

    “Spring Break”

    The cast is encouraged to stay in tune with the musical over break.

    “The Transformation”

    Before opening night the play proves to be chaotic.


    Two cast members prepare to perform with injuries.

    “Second Chances”

    The cast abandons their place in the competition.

Critical response

Rotten Tomatoes reported a 75% approval rating for the first season with an average rating of 7.38/10 based on 32 ratings. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 64 out of 100 based on 16 critics.


Olivia Rodrigo as Nini Salazar-Roberts

Joshua Bassett as Ricky Bowen

Matt Cornett as E. J. Caswell

Sofia Wylie as Gina Porter

Larry Saperstein as Big Red

Julia Lester as Ashlyn Caswell

Dara Reneé as Kourtney Greene

Frankie A. Rodriguez as Carlos Rodriguez

Mark St. Cyr as Benjamin Mazzara

Kate Reinders as Miss Jenn

Joe Serafini as Seb Matthew-Smith (season 2, recurring season 1)


Alexis Nelis as Natalie Bagley

Nicole Sullivan as Carol (season 1)

Michelle Noh as Dana (season 1)

Jeanne Sakata as Malou (season 1)

Alex Quijano as Mike Bowen

Valente Rodriguez as Principal Gutierrez (season 1)

Beth Lacke as Lynne Bowen (season 1, guest season 2)

Derek Hough as Zack (season 2)

Olivia Rose Keegan as Lily (season 2)

Andrew Barth Feldman as Antoine (season 2)

Kimberly Brooks as Michelle Greene (season 2)


Kaycee Stroh as Kaycee (season 1) film.

Lucas Grabeel as himself (season 1)

Asher Angel as Jack (season 2)

Jordan Fisher as Jamie Porter (season 2)

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