With a plot described by the author and numerous critics as a modern adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, High School Musical is a story about two high school sophomores from rival cliques – Troy Bolton (Zac Efron), captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens), a shy transfer student who excels in mathematics and science.Together, they try out for the lead parts in their high school musical, and as a result, divide the school.He then gives her a necklace with a "T" on it as his promise to her.Sharpay, after witnessing this exchange from Troy and Gabriella, asks Ryan who is East High's primo boy and girl. Sharpay then formulates a plan to steal Troy from Gabriella.High School Musical is a 2006 American teen/romantic comedy musical television film and the first installment in the High School Musical trilogy.The trilogy was directed by Kenny Ortega, who is also famous for directing Hocus Pocus. Upon its release on January 20, 2006, it became the most successful film that Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) ever produced, with a television sequel, High School Musical 2, released in 2007 and the feature film, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, released theatrically in October 2008.Sharpay’s “I Want It All,” in particular, unfurls as an extravagant homage to Broadway — a far cry from the first film, in which the tunes were buried as karaoke duets or theater rehearsals for fear that musical-averse auds wouldn’t go for break-out-in-song moments.Starting small, Ortega has taught an entirely new generation to love musical theater.
Director Kenny Ortega clearly knows it, moving the 21-year-old heartthrob center stage in “High School Musical 3: Senior Year,” the infectiously upbeat bigscreen extension of Disney Channel’s runaway TV movie sensation.
In this first sequel to Disney's High School Musical, student Troy Bolton stresses over getting a job, with the price of college looming on his mind, as well as trying to make sure he and Gabriella Montez are able to stay together all summer. Everyone is anxious for the final school bell, except Ms. Halfway through her speech, the final bell rings and the school goes chaotic ("What Time Is It? After celebrating, the cast talks about how they need summer jobs.
But hiring him at the Club is part of a scheme set up by a very Troy Bolton-hungry Sharpay Evans who wants Troy for herself. Troy then talks to Gabriella and tells her that as long as they spend the summer it should be fine.
The wildcats and Troy are at Troy's house enjoying a game when Troy's cellphone rings.
He has been offered a job at the Lava Springs Country Club.