THEY’RE FACING THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE YET… SUMMER JOBS.
The East High School kids get jobs at a country club during the summer break, but they find the time to put on a show. Expectations for this sequel among the preteens almost reached the kind of hysteria their grandparents used to reserve for The Beatles. It’s more of the same; the young cast do their best to please and the songs are better this time. The story revolves once again around Ashley Tisdale’s scheming and the love affair between Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens; a bit protracted and plastic-looking, but kids adored it nevertheless.
2007-U.S. Made for TV. 104 min. Color. Directed by Kenny Ortega. Cast: Zac Efron (Troy Bolton), Vanessa Anne Hudgens (Gabriella Montez), Ashley Tisdale (Sharpay Evans), Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman.
Trivia: Followed by a feature film, High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008).