Vanessa Hudgens Reunites In High School Musical Telecast Along With Ashley Tisdale

by Shawn Rice January 18, 2016

January 18, 2016


Specials are all the rage now. Take for example High School Musical which is celebrating 10 years. With that number in mind, a few of the stars High School Musical will reunite in a special telecast of the movie to celebrate the wildly popular franchise’s 10-year anniversary, including Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman.

The gang recently got together to tape the nostalgic segments at a high school gym in suburban Los Angeles and the telecast is set to air on Wednesday. Troy Bolton fangirls, do not despair – Zac Efron will join in a pre-taped message, though he might have to brush up on his HSM trivia skills beforehand, according to People.

Efron, who played Troy opposite Hudgens’ Gabriella, couldn’t attend the pre-taped group reunion because it conflicted with promotion of his movie Dirty Grandpa, a channel spokeswoman said. Efron recorded separate remarks that will be included in the broadcast.

“Seeing the cast of High School Musical back together again reaffirms what made it special 10 years ago,” said Gary Marsh, president and Chief Creative Officer of Disney Channels Worldwide, in a statement. “It’s their optimism, their dedication and their extraordinary talent – as a group – that made this such an exceptional movie and cultural phenomenon. Ten years later, the movie continues to delight audiences around the globe, not just for its memorable song and dance numbers, but for its universal themes that continue to resonate with fans everywhere – express yourself, believe in yourself and always follow your dreams.”

The cast took to Twitter on Saturday to share their excitement over the reunion. “Oh the feels,” Tisdale tweeted. “Get ready because we’re back celebrating the 10th anniversary.”

The Disney Channel original movie premiered Jan. 26, 2006, rounding up 7.7 million total viewers in the U.S. – at the time, the highest ratings for any telecast on Disney Channel. The Disney movie and its sequel, High School Musical 2, will be repeated on Thursday and on Sunday, Jan. 24, on Disney Channel. The Freeform cable channel will show High School Musical on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 23 and 24.

In High School Musical, Troy Bolton (Zac Efron), the star athlete at a small-town high school, falls for nerdy beauty Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Anne Hudgens) at a holiday karaoke party. When they return to campus, Troy and Gabriella audition for the upcoming school musical. Meanwhile, the jealous Sharpay Evans (Ashley Tisdale) conspires to squelch their chances. The two must struggle to make it to auditions while also meeting their existing obligations to the basketball team and the academic decathlon.

Fans will be sure to check in to catch up with the cast and learn information about the film. Are you excited for the High School Musical reunion? What is your favorite song from the film? Sound off below.

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