If you have children or if you haven’t had your head buried in the sand for the past two years, chances are you’ve either heard about or seen High School Musical and High School Musical 2 on the Disney Channel. Did you know that when the original High School Musical came out in January 2006 it became the most successful Disney Channel Original Movie ever produced and the film’s soundtrack was the best-selling album in the United States for that year? Plus High School Musical 2 shattered cable television records when the premiere was watched by 18.6 million viewers. That is huge! Disney really hit it big with this show.
But Disney didn’t stop there! On October 24th, High School Musical 3: Senior Year is coming out in movie theaters – no more television for these guys, Disney is going straight to the big screen with this one and it’s the first Disney Channel Original Movie to do that with a sequel.
The series revolves around a group of six high school students; Troy – the basketball star, Gabriella – the math wize, Sharpay and Ryan – co-presidents of the Drama Club, Chad - Troy’s best friend and teammate and Taylor -head of the science club. There’s a lot of singing and dancing along with all the drama of high school that kids love. Since both High School Musical and High School Musical 2 were such huge hits I’m sure High School Musical 3: Senior Year will be just as well received! I know my daughter is on pins and needles waiting for it to come out and she already has plans with a couple of her friends to go and see it the Friday night it opens. I’m sure I won’t be the only mother with giggling girls at the movie theater that night!
However, the news just keeps getting better. It seems Disney is already in the writing stages for High School Musical 4! I’m not sure what they would call it since High School Muscial 3 is supposed to take place their senior year, but we’ll just have to wait and see what Disney will end up doing with the clan at East High!
You can bet we’ll see a lot of the High School Musical characters ringing doorbells this year on Halloween. For the past couple of years High School Musical costumes have been extremely popular and with High School Musical 3: Senior Year coming out the week before Halloween you can bet it will be even more so this year. So if you’re thinking of becoming Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad or Taylor for a night you’d better start ordering your costumes today! Go East High Wildcats!