High School Musical

It’s Hard to Believe… High School Musical is 15

By Julia Mariah Vargas, Walt Disney Archives Unbeknownst to many, January 20, 2006, would mark the start of something new. In 2021, the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical celebrates 15 years of encouraging a generation of kids to freely express themselves, challenging the status quo along the way. This “contemporary ‘break-into-song’ production,” directed …

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Troy Bolton, played by Zac Efron, from High School Musical, holds out a basketball to the side with his right hand. A dramatic light and smoke illuminate him from behind. There is a red semi circle behind the picture, with the curved part coming up just above the picture, and text reads “D23 Quiz” under the picture.

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know High School Musical?

By Zach Johnson On January 20, 2006, it was the start of something new. High School Musical set a Disney Channel record when 7.7 million fans tuned in for the premiere. And after becoming the first TV movie soundtrack to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, it became the top-selling album of …

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