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High School Musical (2006)

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Troy and Gabriella - two teens who are worlds apart - meet at a karaoke contest and discover their mutual love for music.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriella Montez (as Vanessa Anne Hudgens)
Zeke Baylor (as Chris Warren Jr.)
Socorro Herrera ...
Joey Miyashima ...
Dutch Whitlock ...


Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez are two totally different teenagers who meet at a party while singing karaoke on New Year's Eve. One week later Troy goes back to his high school, East High, in New Mexico to find that Gabriella is a new student there. They quickly become close friends and accidentally audition for the school musical. After getting a callback, drama queen Sharpay Evans and her sidekick brother Ryan are furious. Then Chad, Troy's best friend and basketball teammate, and Taylor, Gabriella's new friend on the decathlon team, must find out a way to make Gabriella hate Troy. Written by ShannonO'Reilly

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This School Rocks Like No Other!


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Release Date:

20 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

High School Musical: Premiers pas sur scène  »


Box Office


$4,200,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Of the 6 main cast members, Corbin Bleu is the youngest (17 at the time of the films release) and Monique Coleman is the oldest (25 at the films release). See more »


When Gabriella is singing in 'Start of Something New', the words on the karaoke machine are ahead of her singing, compared to on-time with Troy. See more »


[first lines]
Mrs. Montez: Gabby, it's New Year's Eve. Enough reading.
Gabrilla Montez: But mom, I'm almost done!
Mrs. Montez: The teen party? I've laid out your best clothes. Come get ready.
Gabrilla Montez: Can I have my book back?
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, Sharpay runs back into the gym and runs up to Zeke and hugs him, saying she loves his cookies and wants him to make more for her. See more »


Spoofed in Dance Flick (2009) See more »


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Written by Andy Dodd & Adam Watts
Performed by Lucas Grabeel (uncredited) and Ashley Tisdale (uncredited)
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19 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

This can't even compare to Grease or Fame - I'd say a better comparison is Grease 2, although mentioning From Justin to Kelly would be much more accurate as to what this "film" is like. Writing that makes Saved by the Bell look erudite, songs that come out of nowhere and mean nothing to the plot, annoying stage-mother-driven kids that can't act (or sing, according to reports that singing was dubbed). No distinct look, a lack of production numbers, and the most disposable score I've heard in years contribute to this being one of the worst musicals I've had the displeasure of sitting through. Mind you, I'm sure the kids will eat it up, as kids are notoriously undiscerning in their entertainment as long as it's packaged correctly. However, if you're over 18 and don't have children, avoid this like the plague.

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