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High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Ah, the days of optimism! Tell me, oh muse, of that lost golden era, of new hope looking forward to the future that would never end. The opening title flares on screen, five words nestled into a giant 3. The first High School Musical emerged as a phenomenon in I guess you could pinpoint High School Musical as a logical extension of the ethos behind Lizzie McGuire , Hannah Montana , the rise of the Jonas Brothers, and the briefly potent notion of Lindsay Lohan as a multihyphenate pop star. But the initial success of the HSM telefilm felt like a happy fluke: The director of Newsies taking a cast of unknowns to sing new music in Utah, with a budget big enough to pay for three minutes of a Pirates of the Caribbean. That director, Kenny Ortega , generated lots of playful choreography. Songwriter David Lawrence crafted pop tunes with an old-fashioned wink, piling trendy Auto-Tuney warbling atop occasional piano glissandi. And the story was a demographic dream.
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From to , the franchise gave fans everything from karaoke jams to killer memes to the gift that is Zac Efron, but what you might forget is that High School Musical 3: Senior Year had a pitch-perfect ending. On the anniversary of the film's release, let's take a minute to appreciate just how well the franchise went out, jazz squares and all. In the finale of Senior Year, the drama kids at East High — which has now expanded to include members of the Chemistry Club and the basketball team — put on a musical inspired by their own lives. In the musical within a musical's final scene, theater teacher Miss Darbus takes the stage to announce where all of the students will be going to college. She also reveals which kids have been awarded scholarships to the Julliard School by two recruiters who were in the audience making their final decision. It's goofy. It's totally not how the admissions process works. And it's perfect. The whole HSM series had a lot of great qualities; it used bubble-gum pop tunes to teach kids that it was OK to have multiple interests and talents, and it challenged gender norms by saying girls can be S.
He also has a YouTube channel that features his killer fitness routines! Vanessa has been pretty busy with her career! Ashley Tisdale has continued to act and sing! Her latest album Symptoms was released this past year. She also got married to musician Christopher French back in Most notably, Lucas appeared on the series Switched at Birth , which ended back in Since then, he's mostly stuck to voice acting roles in series including Family Guy and Elena of Avalor. Bleu has been a BUSY man. He got married in and has been steadily in TV, movies, and in the theater! Since High School Musical , Monique has been acting pretty steadily.