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The Series: High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Where You Can Stream It: Disney+
The Pitch: The students at East High School, where Disney filmed the wildly popular High School Musical movies, prepare to stage a production of High School Musical: The Musical for their winter theater show at the urging of their ambitious new drama teacher Miss Jenn (Kate Reinders), who had appeared in the original movie as a background dancer. In this mockumentary-style series, the drama club members navigate teenage love and drama, most of which centers around Olivia Rodrigo‘s protagonist, Nini Salazar-Roberts, who is cast as Gabrielle in the stage play.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: On May 21, Olivia Rodrigo released her debut album Sour, and I was one of the many geriatric millennials who listened and related far too deeply to it. How did this 18-year-old baby feel so much? And who was the white boy who broke Rodrigo’s heart? As someone who was now far too invested in this Disney teenybopper’s career (I just want good things for her!) and has fallen down the rabbit hole of previous Disney love triangles before, I had to find out. So I switched on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series to see where it all started.
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Hello, this is the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Season 2 Trailer: The Trailer Post. That’s right – we’re giving you the trailer for the second season of the musical TV series that’s based on High School Musical. Got that? Good, let’s continue. The second season returns to East High, where the East High Wildcats are preparing to perform Beauty and the Beast as their spring musical. Singing ensues. Watch the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 2 trailer below, won’t you?
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It’s a tale as old as time: high school drama students will find yet another beloved musical from the Disney movie canon to perform for their peers in the most melodramatic way possible. This time, it’s Beauty and the Beast.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series has found its next musical with Beauty and the Beast, which will be the central performance in the second season of the Disney+ series. But now that the initial premise no longer revolves around East High School students doing a performance of High School Musical, does that mean the series will change its name to Beauty and the Beast: The Musical: The Series? Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.
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Disney+ will officially join the streaming wars in just over a week on November 12. With it comes hundreds of The Walt Disney Company’s movies and television shows from over the decades, but there’s also a wave of original programming along with it. The most anticipated show is undoubtedly the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Unfortunately, that series hasn’t been made available to critics for review, and it won’t be until it bows on the launch day for Disney+. However, the subscription service has plenty more Disney+ original shows to offer, and we’ve seen some of them.
We were given access to early screeners of the first wave of original programming on Disney+, which includes the Disney theme park documentary series The Imagineering Story, the National Geographic culture documentary series The World According to Jeff Goldblum, the high school drama reunion reality series Encore!, the inspirational kid-focused reality series The Marvel Hero Project, and the scripted mockumentary series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Are any of these shows worth watching with a Disney+ subscription? We sampled each of them. Read More »