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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (season 1)

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'(season 1)
Starring
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Joshua Bassett
  • Matt Cornett
  • Sofia Wylie
  • Larry Saperstein
  • Julia Lester
  • Dara Reneé
  • Frankie Rodriguez
  • Mark St. Cyr
  • Kate Reinders
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes10
Release
Original networkDisney+
Original releaseDecember 8, 2019 (2019-12-08) –
January 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
List of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series episodes

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The first season of the American musical television series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series premiered on the streaming service Disney+ on November 8, 2019. Disney+ released one episode weekly until January 10, 2020. In October 2019, ahead of the series premiere, the show was renewed for a second season. On February 24, 2021, a release date of May 14, 2021 was set for season two.

Set at a fictionalized version of East High School, the school at which the original movie was filmed, the series follows a group of teenage theater enthusiasts who participate in a staging of High School Musical: The Musical as their school production. The series stars Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett, Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, Larry Saperstein, Julia Lester, Dara Reneé, Frankie Rodriguez, Mark St. Cyr and Kate Reinders as Nini Salazar-Roberts, Ricky Bowen, E.J. Caswell, Gina Porter, Big Red, Ashlyn Caswell, Kourtney, Benjamin Mazzara, and Miss Jenn.

Episodes[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"The Auditions"Tamra DavisTim FederleNovember 8, 2019 (2019-11-08)
Ricky returns to school for the new year to discover that his former girlfriend, Nini, is now dating E. J., whom she met at a theater camp over the summer. On her first day as the new drama teacher at East High, Miss Jenn announces that the school will be staging a production of High School Musical: The Musical. Mr. Mazzara warns Miss Jenn of the need to be professional while at work. Nini is inspired to audition for the musical after typically participating as a chorus member; and Ricky decides to audition in an attempt to impress Nini and rekindle their relationship. Nini meets transfer student Gina, who intimidates her with her dance abilities. Nini boldly auditions for the role of Gabriella by singing "Start of Something New", while Ricky auditions for Troy by singing the song that Nini previously wrote for him as a declaration of her love; "I Think I Kinda, You Know". Upset, Nini confronts Ricky, before the cast list is posted, revealing Ricky and Nini in the lead roles of Troy and Gabriella respectively.
22"The Read-Through"Tamra DavisOliver GoldstickNovember 15, 2019 (2019-11-15)
Miss Jenn starts rehearsals for the musical with a cast read-through of the script. Nini tries to avoid Ricky, as she is unimpressed that he auditioned to get closer to her, rather than for the benefit of the production. Nini criticizes Ricky for not taking the production seriously, which leads him to contemplate quitting. However, Gina convinces Ricky to continue participating in the hope that his romantic attempts cause Nini to quit, allowing her to assume the role of Gabriella. This backfires when Nini is impressed by Ricky's newfound efforts to practise the dance routines. E. J. is jealous of Ricky being cast as Troy, and after suspecting that Ricky has been messaging Nini behind his back, he plans to steal Nini's phone and check her messages. Gina steals Nini's phone on E. J.'s behalf, and offers an alliance; to help him remove Ricky from the musical so that he can play Troy opposite Nini. Meanwhile, Miss Jenn acquires a prop from the original film, Gabriella's phone, to be displayed throughout the show's run.
33"The Wonderstudies"Tamra DavisZach DodesNovember 22, 2019 (2019-11-22)
Now in possession of Nini's phone, E. J. listens to a heartfelt voicemail that Ricky leaves for her and deletes it; before returning the phone to lost and found out of guilt. Nini arrives late to rehearsals after Gina reschedules the session, aware Nini would not receive the update while missing her phone. Nini feels intimidated when Gina choreographs a complicated dance routine, and steals some of her belongings in retaliation, believing Gina stole her phone. E. J. convinces Nini to return the items, and writes a song for her, "A Billion Sorrys", when he realizes he must confess his own actions. After E. J. hints that he listened to the voicemail, Ricky inadvertently reveals to Nini that E. J. stole her phone. Meanwhile, Mr. Mazzara confronts Miss Jenn about the prop phone she acquired; finding a receipt for her purchase of the item online after she claimed it was a gift from one of the cast members of the original film. Mr. Mazzara rebukes Miss Jenn when he discovers she was merely an extra in the film and suggests her position at the school was awarded based on the false claim that she had a larger role. He pressures her to inform her drama students.
44"Blocking"Chad LoweMargee MageeNovember 29, 2019 (2019-11-29)
Nini confronts E. J. about stealing her phone; he expresses his belief that she still has feelings for Ricky. The pair argue before a blocking rehearsal, which results in the pair singing a strained rendition of "What I've Been Looking For" with E. J. stepping in for his understudy role. Miss Jenn disapproves of the cast not taking rehearsals seriously and implores for the students to resolve their personal issues. E. J. tries to apologize, but Nini blocks his phone number, deciding to break up with him. Ricky's mother returns home to reveal that she and his father are separating, and that she will be moving to Chicago. Ricky is discernibly hurt by the news and plans to stay at Big Red's for the night, before relocating to Nini's house after speaking with her mother, Carol. Nini comforts Ricky, and the two share a romantic moment, before she discovers that he has left the house. Nini laments the loss of her relationship and resurfacing feelings for Ricky, by writing the song "All I Want". Meanwhile, Gina devises a new plan to claim the lead role, by convincing E. J. to become her date to the upcoming homecoming dance.
55"Homecoming"Joanna KernsTim FederleDecember 6, 2019 (2019-12-06)
Nini decides to miss the homecoming dance and spend the night with Kourtney and Miss Jenn to prevent her overthinking her recent breakup. Miss Jenn attempts to reignite Nini's focus on the production and encourages her to have more confidence in herself at a karaoke lounge. Miss Jenn meets Ricky's father Mike during the night and a romantic connection is instigated between the two. Carlos assists Seb in rehearsing the dance routine for "Bop to the Top" and the pair arrange to attend the upcoming dance together. Carlos is initially disheartened when Seb doesn't arrive, but the pair later reconcile when he merely arrives late. Gina takes E. J. as her date to the dance in the hope that the unwanted drama would force Nini to quit her role, and is disheartened when the plan doesn't work out. Ricky scolds Gina for taking advantage of E. J., and after apologizing, he drives her home and the pair bond. Miss Jenn checks her phone to find missed calls and messages from Principal Gutierrez, who arranges an urgent meeting as a result of her neglecting her chaperone duties for the dance.
66"What Team?"Kimberly McCullough & Joanna KernsOliver GoldstickDecember 13, 2019 (2019-12-13)
Miss Jenn is indefinitely suspended from her position after Principal Gutierrez discovers she lied about her teaching experience and credential during the application process. Carlos is forced to act as stand-in for Miss Jenn's directing duties and delivers the news to the cast when the pressure becomes unendurable. The students discuss the positive impact that Miss Jenn has had on their schooling lives and decide to stand up for her. They band together to stage and rehearse a performance of the song "Truth, Justice and Songs in Our Key" at the school board meeting to convince the panel to continue employing Miss Jenn. The presentation proves successful and Miss Jenn's position is reinstated. At the meeting, Miss Jenn discovers that Mike is Ricky's father. Meanwhile, Nini becomes jealous of Ricky's newfound friendship with Gina when she witnesses him sing an acoustic version of "When There Was Me and You" to her. E. J. decides to clear his conscience by confessing his secrets and lies to Nini.
77"Thanksgiving"Kimberly McCulloughAnn KimDecember 20, 2019 (2019-12-20)
Over the holiday break for Thanksgiving, Ashlyn arranges a party for the theater students at her house. Ricky calls his mother to find that she is in a new relationship with a different man, and Gina empathizes with Ricky based on the struggles of her own family. Nini makes an effort to connect with Gina at the party before Gina's mother calls to tell her that she has been redeployed for work and they will be moving again. Big Red notices Ashlyn when he learns she is the co-captain of the robotics team, and the pair bond during the party. Ashlyn encourages Nini to write a song about herself rather than her relationships, leading her to compose "Out of the Old", and consider applying for a performing arts school based in Denver. E. J. discovers that he has lost a significant amount of his social media following after he continues confessing to his immoral behavior. Meanwhile, Miss Jenn and Mr. Mazzara unexpectedly meet at school during the night to work on their respective extracurricular projects. The pair assist each other in their attempts, and they spend the rest of the night together at the school. They fall asleep watching a movie while an outlet sparks in the workshop.
88"The Tech Rehearsal"Joanna KernsNatalia Castells-EsquivelDecember 27, 2019 (2019-12-27)
The cast discover that the East High theater was damaged by a fire over the holiday, leaving them unable to undertake rehearsals. Carlos arranges for the production to be hosted at the abandoned El Rey Theater downtown. Miss Jenn leads a technical rehearsal, but is hesitant to work at the theater due to an unpleasant memory regarding the original film premiere, where she discovered that her line in the movie had been cut. E. J. gains possession of Miss Jenn's personal casting notes and is dismayed to learn that she regarded him as unable to connect with the emotional material of the play. Nini and Ricky privately rehearse a scene together and rediscover their romantic connection while reminiscing about their friendship. Miss Jenn discovers Kourtney's singing ability during the rehearsal, before Kourtney makes a call to the performing arts school Nini was interested in. After falling unconscious in a dazed state, Miss Jenn dreams of performing the song "Role of a Lifetime" with Lucas Grabeel, which later inspires her to redirect the production back to East High.
99"Opening Night"Kabir AkhtarOliver GoldstickJanuary 3, 2020 (2020-01-03)
On the opening night of the production, E. J. finds himself stepping into the role of Troy for act two. Eight hours earlier, the theater students prepare for their first performance. Miss Jenn secures the East High gymnasium as the performance venue, and asks Mr. Mazzara to help Big Red with the technical equipment. Ricky writes a song for Nini, "Just for a Moment", while Nini prepares a gift for Ricky; but the pair are hesitant to share these with each other. Miss Jenn asks Kourtney to play Taylor in the place of Gina, who has already moved away. Kourtney is relieved when Gina unexpectedly arrives mid-show to resume her role for the dance break of "Stick to the Status Quo". Nini is excited to learn that Kourtney invited the dean of the performing arts school to view the performance, but finds herself daunted by the pressure. Ricky is pleased to have his parents attend the show, but is unnerved when Lynne's new partner arrives during his solo of "Get'cha Head in the Game". Feeling disheartened, Ricky implores E. J. to finish the performance in his place.
1010"Act Two"Kabir AkhtarTim FederleJanuary 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
E. J. begins to play the role of Troy for act two, while Ricky confronts his mother about bringing her new partner, Todd, to the show. Gina encourages Ricky to at least watch the rest of the production, but once inside, he witnesses E. J. step aside from his role during "Breaking Free" to allow Nini and Ricky to finish the performance together. Gina acknowledges and thanks E. J. for purchasing the plane ticket which allowed her to return. Mr. Mazzara is shocked to witness Big Red's technical skills and invites him to join the robotics club. Nini is upset when the dean of the performing arts school leaves mid-performance. After the show, Ricky comforts Nini, before he declares his love for her; admitting that he was initially afraid to express it. The pair kiss and share their gifts with each other. Ashlyn receives a bouquet of flowers from Big Red, and the pair later share a kiss. Principal Gutierrez confronts Miss Jenn and Mr. Mazzara, now aware that they caused the school fire. Nini is surprised to see the dean return after the show. She congratulates Nini on the performance and offers her a place at the performing arts school, beginning in a month's time.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Olivia Rodrigo as Nini Salazar-Roberts
  • Joshua Bassett as Ricky Bowen
  • Matt Cornett as E.J. Caswell
  • Sofia Wylie as Gina Porter
  • Larry Saperstein as Big Red
  • Julia Lester as Ashlyn Caswell
  • Dara Reneé as Kourtney
  • Mark St. Cyr as Benjamin Mazzara
  • Kate Reinders as Miss Jenn

Recurring[edit]

  • Joe Serafini as Seb Matthew-Smith
  • Alexis Nelis as Natalie Bagley
  • Nicole Sullivan as Carol
  • Michelle Noh as Dana
  • Jeanne Sakata as Malou
  • Alex Quijano as Mike Bowen
  • Valente Rodriguez as Principal Guttierez
  • Beth Lacke as Lynne Bowen

Guest[edit]

  • Kaycee Stroh as Kaycee
  • Lucas Grabeel as himself

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Filming[edit]

Production on the first season began on February 15, 2019, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and concluded on June 30.

Casting[edit]

On October 17, 2018, it was announced that Joshua Bassett had been cast in a leading role.[1] The rest of the cast was announced on February 15, 2019, including Sofia Wylie as Gina, Kate Reinders as Miss Jenn, and Olivia Rodrigo as Nini.[2][3] Federle confirmed in November 2019 that an unnamed cast member from the original film would make a cameo appearance through a fantasy sequence.[4][5] After being listed as a featured artist on the soundtrack, Lucas Grabeel, who played Ryan Evans, was confirmed to be making an appearance on the series.[6][7] Grabeel appears in the episode "The Tech Rehearsal" as a fictionalized version of himself, performing in a song alongside Reinders.[7] Kaycee Stroh, who played Martha Cox, also makes a cameo appearance in the episode "What Team?"[8]

Writing[edit]

Federle drew inspiration for the mockumentary style of the series from other films and programs such as Waiting for Guffman and The Office.[9] He was inspired to create a series which depicted music as a central theme, while also drawing on his experience as a former Broadway performer.[9][10]

The series is inclusive of LGBTQ representation, with two gay characters featured: Carlos and Seb.[11][12] In an interview with The Advocate, Frankie Rodriguez credited Federle for writing his character Carlos as gay without drawing on the tropes of a typical queer character.[11] The character Seb plays the role of Sharpay in the musical, an example of non-traditional gender casting.[11][12] The series begins the exploration of a same-sex relationship when Carlos asks Seb to the school dance in the episode "Homecoming".[13][14] The series also depicts same-sex parenting through Nini's two mothers Carol and Dana.[11][12] In addition to this representation, the series also includes themes such as divorce.[15]

Music[edit]

The first season contains nine original songs, with one new piece of music featured in each of the first nine episodes. The majority of songs are performed live by the actors.[16][17][18] Some actors accompanied their own performances on instruments such as the guitar.[19] Rodrigo wrote an original song for the series, "All I Want", and co-wrote "Just for a Moment" with Bassett and music producer Dan Book.[20][21] Federle stated that his original pitch included the idea of developing original songs for the series.[17] Steve Vincent, who worked on the original films, served as the musical supervisor for the series and sourced several composers to write new music.[17][16] He also received submissions from songwriters based in Los Angeles.[16] The soundtrack for the first season, featuring new songs and renditions of songs from the original film, was released on January 10, 2020, by Walt Disney Records.[20] In the lead-up to the release, selected tracks were made available weekly to correlate with the episodes being released.[20]

Release[edit]

Marketing[edit]

Companion series[edit]

Reception[edit]

Viewership[edit]

The preview simulcast of the first episode on November 8, 2019, was viewed by 2.03 million on ABC, in addition to 474,000 on Disney Channel and 293,000 during its Freeform airing. The broadcast received 2.8 million viewers in total.[22]

Critical response[edit]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports a 75% approval rating for the first season with an average rating of 7.38/10 based on 32 ratings. The website's critical consensus reads, "Though fans may find what they've been looking for in its nostalgic stylings, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series follows a little too closely in its predecessors steps to truly be the start of something new."[23] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 64 out of 100 based on 16 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[24]

Vinnie Mancuso of Collider described the series as "endearingly tongue-in-cheek".[25] Kelly Lawler expressed that the series is a "love letter" to high school theater productions in a review for USA Today.[26] Kendra Cleary of Hypable stated that the series captures the energy of the original movie while introducing a relatable set of characters that are not as stereotypical as Troy and Gabriella.[27] However, Caroline Framke of Variety suggested that some elements of the program are too similar to the original movie's "two-dimensional" approach.[28] Insider's Libby Torres said the series lacked the "infectious energy" of the original film and found the premise jarring.[29] Mancuso objected to the mockumentary style of the series, noting that the format distracts from other humor in the episodes.[25] /Film's Ethan Anderton noted the technique as inorganic and unnecessary.[30] Conversely, Cleary listed the talking heads as one of her favourite aspect of the series.[27] Daniel Toy of Tom's Guide indicated how the techniques help to avoid unfamiliarity with characters.[31] In his Laughing Place blog, Alex Reif said the series was more aimed at adults than the original movies.[32] Joel Keller of Decider suggested that viewing of the series does not require an understanding of the original franchise.[33]

Shannon Miller of The A.V. Club praised the cast's talent, in particular Rodrigo and Bassett for their musical ability and "handling of dramatic material".[34] Writing for Decider, Kayla Cobb stated that the two leads have significant romantic chemistry.[35] Megan Peters of Comicbook.com praised Rodrigo for her portrayal of Nini's "cautious" personality, and Keller described her as "especially magnetic".[33][36] Anderton also applauded the cast and suggested that the series does not feature the same "exaggerated acting style" as the source material.[30] The show's choreography was commended, as well as Wylie for her dance capability.[34][35] Toy described Rodriguez's comedic timing as Carlos as "impeccable".[31]Anderton, Peters and Framke likened Kate Reinders's performance as the "overzealous" Miss Jenn to Kristin Chenoweth.[28][30][36]

The series has been likened to Glee for its themes, as well as its combination of music and drama.[25][27][35] Framke described the series as a "sweet and very silly version of Glee", and Peters noted similarities through its "quick cuts and quips".[36][28] However, Miller stated that High School Musical uses music more as a literal than abstract element in the storyline.[34] Cleary noted that the series is not a musical in itself, and that the songs appear organically, depicted through auditions and rehearsals.[27]

Reviewing the music, Mancuso and Toy expressed interest in the program continuing to provide new songs in addition to the original movie's soundtrack.[25][31] Cleary praised the "vibrant and nostalgic" score.[27] Cobb commended the vocal abilities of the main cast and described Rodrigo as "an especially pronounced talent" with a sweet and sincere voice.[35]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2020 GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Kids & Family Programming High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Won[lower-alpha 1] [37]
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Male TV Star Joshua Bassett Nominated [38]
2021 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Female TV Star Sofia Wylie Pending [39]
Favorite Kids' TV Show High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Pending
Favorite Male TV Star Joshua Bassett Pending

Notes[edit]

  1. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series was tied with The Bravest Knight.

References[edit]

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