High School Musical

Synopsis: Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez are two totally different teenagers who meet at a party while singing karaoke on New Year's Eve. One week later Troy goes back to his high school, East High, in New Mexico to find that Gabriella is a new student there. They quickly become close friends and accidentally audition for the school musical. After getting a callback, drama queen Sharpay Evans and her sidekick brother Ryan are furious. Then Chad, Troy's best friend and basketball teammate, and Taylor, Gabriella's new friend on the decathlon team, must find out a way to make Gabriella hate Troy.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): Kenny Ortega
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 18 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

Gabby, it's New Year's Eve,

Enough reading,

But, Mom, I'm almost done,

The teen party? I've laid out

your best clothes, Come get ready,

Can I have my book back?

- Thank you,

- Come on,

Keep working left, Troy,

Got a guard in the championship game

we're expectin', You'll torch 'em!

- Am I going left?

- Yeah,

- He looks middle, you take it downtown,

- OK, like this?

Whoo! That's it, man, Sweet,

Let's see that in the game,

- Boys?

- Don't worry about me,

Did we really fly all this way

to play more basketball?


It's the last night of vacation,

The party, remember?

Right, the party,

The party, New Year's Eve,

Troy, they have a kid's party downstairs

in the Freestyle club,

- Kid's party?

- Young adults, Now go, shower up,

Come on, One more,

- Last one,

- Real quick,

There we go,

That's the way to end it,

Howdy, ma'am,

All right! How about that

for a couple of snowboarders?

Who's gonna rock the house next?


I can't sing, No, you go,

And you! Yeah, come on,

Look, I don't sing, I can't sing,

No, guys...

Get up there!

Hey, you know what? Someday you guys

might thank me for this,

Or not,

b"Something New"/b

Living in my own world

Didn't understand

That anything can happen

When you take a chance

I never believed in

What I couldn't see

- I never opened my heart

- Oh

To all the possibilities


- I know

- That something has changed

Never felt this way

And right here tonight

This could be the start

of something new

- It feels so right

- To be here with you


And now I'm lookin' in your eyes

- I feel in my heart

- Feel in my heart

The start of something new

Oh, yeah

Now who'd have ever thought that

We'd both be here tonight

- Ooh

- Yeah

- And the world looks so much brighter

- Brighter, brighter

- Oh, with you by my side

- By my side

I know that something has changed,

never felt this way

- I know it for real

- Real

This could be the start

of something new

It feels so right to be here with you


And now looking in your eyes

I feel in my heart

The start of something new

I never knew that it could happen

till it happened to me

Oh, yeah

I didn't know it before

but now it's easy to see


It's the start of something new

It feels so right to be here with you


And now I'm lookin' in your eyes

I feel in my heart

That it's the start of something new

- It feels so right to be here with you

- Oh

And now looking in your eyes

- I feel in my heart

- Feel in my heart

The start of something new

The start of something new

The start of something new

- Troy,

- Gabriella,

But seriously, you have an amazing voice,

You're a singer, right?

Just church choir is all,

I tried to solo and nearly fainted,

Really? Why is that?

I looked at the people staring at me, Next

thing I knew, I was staring at the ceiling,

- End of solo career,

- The way you sing, that's hard to believe,

That was the first time I did that,

It was so cool,

- I know! Completely!

- You sound like you've sung a lot, too,

Yeah, sure, My showerhead

is very impressed with me,

...6, 5, 4...

...3, 2, 1.

I guess I better go find my mom

and wish her a happy new year,

Yeah, me too, I mean, not your mom,

My mom... and dad,

Uh... I'll call you,

I'll call you tomorrow,

- Yeah!

- Here, put your number in,


- You too,

- Oh, OK,

There you go,

Just so you know, singing with you

was the most fun I've had on this vacation,

So, um... where do you live?


- Troy! How ya doing, man?

- Hey, Chad, what's up?

- Hey, guys, happy new year,

- Yeah!

- It's a happy Wildcat new year!

- You're the man!

In two weeks

we're going to the championships

with you leading us

to infinity and beyond,

- What team?

- Wildcats!

- What team?

- Wildcats!

The ice princess returned

from the North Pole,

She spent the holidays

the way she always does,

- How's that?

- Shopping for mirrors,

Ugh, behold the zoo animals

heralding the new year, How tribal,

Mom, my stomach...

ls nervous on first day at a new school,

You'll do great, You always do,

l made my company promise that l can't

be transferred again until you graduate,

l reviewed your impressive transcripts,

Your light will shine brightly at East High,

l don't want to be the school's

freaky genius girl again,

Just be Gabriella,

This way,

Troy! Troy! Hey!

How's it goin'? How are you?

Miss Darbus?

- Do you remember the night before?

- No, not at all,

All l remember is like, pink jelly, l...

Excuse me,

- Hi, Troy,

- Hi,

l trust you all had splendid holidays,

Check the sign-up sheets in the lobby

for new activities, Mr, Bolton,

Especially our winter musicale,

We will have singles auditions...

- You OK?

- Yeah,

- ...and pairs auditions for our two leads,

- Pfft,

Mr, Danforth, this is a place of learning,

not a hockey arena,

There is also a final sign-up for next week's

scholastic decathlon competition,

Chem Club president Taylor McHessey

can answer all of your questions about that,

Ah, the cell phone menace

has returned to our crucible of learning,

- ls it your phone?

- Sharpay and Ryan, cell phones,

- l will see you in detention,

- Ahh!

We have zero tolerance

for cell phones in class,

so we will get to know each other

in detention, Cell phone,

And welcome to East High, Miss Montez,

Mr, Bolton, l see your phone is involved,

- So we will see you in detention as well,

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Peter Barsocchini

Peter Barsocchini is an American screenwriter, author, and television producer best known for his scripts for the High School Musical series. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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