High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Last Updated on: June 21st, 2024

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008 Movie)

“High School Musical 3: Senior Year” is a musical film released in 2008 and is the third installment in the “High School Musical” franchise. The film was directed by Kenny Ortega and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It stars Zac Efron as Troy Bolton, Vanessa Hudgens as Gabriella Montez, Ashley Tisdale as Sharpay Evans, Lucas Grabeel as Ryan Evans, and other returning cast members.

The story follows Troy, Gabriella, and their friends in their senior year at East High School. As they prepare for graduation and life after high school, they face the challenges of making decisions about their future, including choosing colleges and pursuing their dreams.

The film features various song and dance sequences, highlighting the talent of the cast and delivering catchy and memorable musical numbers. It also explores themes of friendship, self-discovery, and the bittersweet feeling of leaving high school behind to embrace new beginnings.

As the characters navigate their final year together, they also prepare for the school’s annual musical production, showcasing their talents and reflecting on the memories they’ve made throughout their high school journey.

“High School Musical 3: Senior Year” received positive reviews from critics and was a commercial success, grossing over $250 million worldwide. The film’s success further solidified the popularity of the “High School Musical” franchise and its impact on the Disney Channel’s programming.

The film’s soundtrack also achieved immense success, with several songs becoming chart-topping hits and cementing the franchise’s place in pop culture history.

Overall, “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” remains a beloved film for its target audience of teenagers and young adults. It continues to be cherished by fans of the franchise for its heartwarming story, memorable musical numbers, and nostalgic portrayal of high school life and friendships.

Fun Facts

  • “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” is the third installment in the “High School Musical” film series and was released in 2008. It marks the first time the series was released as a theatrical film rather than a TV movie, making it the franchise’s big-screen debut.
  • The film focuses on the senior year of the main characters, including Troy (Zac Efron), Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens), and the rest of the East High Wildcats. It explores their experiences as they prepare to graduate and face decisions about their future.
  • “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” features several elaborate musical numbers, including a show-stopping prom scene and a graduation finale. The movie’s musical sequences are known for their energetic choreography and catchy songs, contributing to the film’s popularity.
High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Additional Details

  • Movie Studio:
  • Year Released: 2008
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: 710000
  • IMDB Link


  • Zac Efron: Troy Bolton
  • Vanessa Hudgens: Gabriella Montez
  • Ashley Tisdale: Sharpay Evans
  • Lucas Grabeel: Ryan Evans
  • Corbin Bleu: Chad Danforth
  • Monique Coleman: Taylor McKessie
  • Bart Johnson: Jack Bolton
  • Alyson Reed: Ms. Darbus
  • Olesya Rulin: Kelsi Nielsen
  • Chris Warren, Jr.: Zeke Baylor
  • Ryne Sanborn: Jason Cross
  • Kaycee Stroh: Martha Cox
  • Leslie Wing Pomeroy: Lucille Bolton
  • Socorro Herrera: Lisa Montez
  • Joey Miyashima: Dave Matsui
  • Dave Fox: Coach Kellogg
  • Jemma McKenzie-Brown: Tiara Gold
  • Matt Prokop: Jimmie “Rocket Man” Zara
  • Justin Martin: Donnie Dion
  • Robert Curtis Brown: Vance Evans
  • Jessica Tuck: Darby Evans
  • David Reivers (Corbin Bleu’s father): Charlie Danforth
  • Yolanda Wood: Jenny Danforth
  • Jeremy Banks: Stagehand
  • Todd Snyder: Mr. Juilliard
  • Tara Starling: Ms. Juilliard
  • Manly “Little Pickles” Ortega: Boi Evans
  • Stan Ellsworth: Mr. Riley


  • Director: Kenny Ortega
  • Producers: Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush
  • Music: David Lawrence

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