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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

  • Premiered: 
    November 12, 2019
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  • Network: Disney+
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Mockumentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Inspired by High School Musical 
  • Subject Matter: Musical
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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Created and executive produced by Tim Federle, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES is a 10-episode series that picks up nearly 15 years after HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL aired at the real-life location where it all began: East High. The series follows a group of students as they countdown to the opening night of their school's first-ever production of "High School Musical: The Musical." Showmances blossom; friendships are tested while new ones are made; rivalries flare and lives are changed forever as these young people discover the transformative power that only a high school drama club can provide. Brand-new songs and acoustic "rehearsal room" reinterpretations of songs from the original HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL provide the soundtrack for an unlikely group of theater kids who learn "we're all in this together" when it comes to pulling off an against-all-odds opening night.

The series introduces 10 main characters: Nini, Ricky, Gina, E.J., Ashlyn, Kourtney, Carlos, Big Red, Miss Jenn and Mr. Mazzara -- a group of drama students and faculty members at Utah's East High. Ricky is a charismatic teen auditioning for the musical so he can win back the heart of ex-girlfriend Nini, who has just returned from summer theater camp with a new boyfriend - and the same insecurities that keep her from owning the spotlight. Miss Jenn is East High's supremely spirited drama teacher, who's convinced that musicals can be lifesavers; Gina is a transfer student and diehard theater kid with plenty of secrets; E.J. is Nini's new beau from camp, who sees life as a competition and Ricky as his No. 1 foe. Kourtney is Nini's best friend and a fashionista equally obsessed with makeup tutorials and feminism. Ashlyn is E.J.'s cousin and an aspiring songwriter; Carlos is the student choreographer who has already memorized his Tony Award speech; and Big Red is Ricky's best friend, a dude who can best be described as a spiritual descendant of Bill and Ted. Mr. Mazzara is East High's by-the-book STEM teacher.

On Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES had its series sneak peek, as ABC, Freeform and Disney aired the first episode -- four days before the official series premiere at 6am ET/3am PT on Tuesday, November 12, as Disney+ released the same episode. Subsequent episodes debut on Disney+ each Friday, beginning November 15, 2019 through January 10, 2020.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Salty Pictures


  • East High School - Utah USA