My daughter was born the year that High School Musical came out and even though she was only a few months old at the time of its release, I had no shame in watching it. I also had no problem making sure I tuned in to watch the other 2 movies when they came out. What can I say? I am a High School Musical Fan. So, when I had the chance to learn more about High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, which will be available on Disney + at a D23 Expo panel, I made it a point to attend.
Being the fan that I am, I was excited to see that Corbin Bleu was the moderator for the panel. Not only did we get a chance to hear from the cast (who by the way are really talented) but we also got to watch the first episode. Yes, I will be watching the 10 episodes on Disney +.
What You Should Know About High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Why is it called High School Musical: The Musical: The Series?
If you are like me, you are probably wondering why it is called High School Musical: The Musical: The Series? Because it is about a group of Kids who attend East Side High School who are doing a musical about the High School Musical movies being that it was filmed there.
what else did I learn High School Musical: The Musical: The Series?
- It is a love letter to High School Musical fans.
- They used a docu-style approach.
- The series is for all ages and the entire series is about finding your tribe and the community that goes along with theater.
- Most of the songs are recorded live while filming.
- Every character gets to stand in the spot light at one point during the ten episodes.
- Joshua Bassett (Ricky) and Olivia Rodrigo (Nini) wrote a song for the show
Other Fun Facts
- Apparently they are all High School Musical fans. So much so that the cast got into a circle before coming on stage and they did the Wild cat chant.
- All the kids came in and sang live during their auditions.
- Count on me by Bruno Mars – “Troy”
2 Things I leaned about Corbin Bleu
- Corbin Blue sang “I would die for you” by Prince for his high school musical audition
- Trader Joe’s Toffee Nut is Corbin’s favorite cereal
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series will be on Disney + starting November 12th.