High School Musical is a Disney Channel Original, the first of a trilogy, that is directed by Kenny Ortega. It stars Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel and Corbin Bleu. It is filmed at After its release in January of 2006, it quickly became Disney’s most successful film. This musical became Disney’s most watched film so far.
The movie starts out at a ski resort where Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) and Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens) are both there but don’t yet know each other. Troy is the star basketball player at East High, and Gabriella is a nerdy, sweet girl, who is about to transfer to East High. They are forced to sing together and immediately feel a spark. When they get back to school, they have already forgotten about the karaoke night, until they see each other at school. Troy shows Gabriella around the school and this make Sharpay Evan (Ashley Tisdale) very jealous. As they continue to become friends, Gabriella and Troy try out for the spring musical. This makes Sharpay even more upset because her and her brother Ryan (Lucas Grabeel), are always the stars in the musicals.
As Troy and Gabriella are working on their audition pieces for the musical, they also have lots of other things on their minds. Troy has the championship basketball game, and Gabriella has an academic decathlon on the same day. The auditions for the musical are the day before, but Sharpay is worried that they will get the part, so she convinces the director to change the auditions to the day of the basketball game and academic decathlon. This doesn’t stop Troy and Gabriella though. Them and their friends help them to create diversions so they could go to the audition and get the part!
This movie not only has great music and a very entertaining storyline, but it has very valuable lessons that can be learned. One is to never let your friends, parent, or teachers discourage you from doing what you love. Troy was embarrassed when he auditioned for the musical because he wasn’t a singer, he was an athlete. His friends and parents didn’t understand, but that didn’t stop him. He decided to go for it and sing with the girl he love, instead of giving in because his friends told him to. Another example is when Sharpay tried to ruin Troy and Gabriella’s chance to audition by making it the same time as the game and decathlon, but that didn’t stop them.
Overall High School Musical is an amazing movie and it is one of my all-time favorites. From the musical numbers, to the actors, they all add together to create a wonderful movie that I can never watch enough. Even the music alone is so good and I listen to it all the time. I highly recommend watching High School Musical if you are in to a heartfelt romantic musical.