High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

Last Updated on: February 14th, 2023

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“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” is a mockumentary-style musical television series that premiered on Disney+ on November 12, 2019. The show is created by Tim Federle and is a spin-off of the successful “High School Musical” film franchise.

The series is set at East High School, the same school where the original “High School Musical” movies were filmed. It follows a new group of students who are part of the drama club, as they prepare to stage a production of “High School Musical: The Musical” for their school’s winter theater production.

Each episode blends mockumentary-style interviews and behind-the-scenes footage with scripted storytelling, offering a fresh and contemporary take on the beloved franchise. The characters break the fourth wall, providing humorous and insightful commentary on the events unfolding in their lives.

The main characters include Nini Salazar-Roberts (played by Olivia Rodrigo), Ricky Bowen (played by Joshua Bassett), E.J. Caswell (played by Matt Cornett), Gina Porter (played by Sofia Wylie), and others. The series explores their relationships, friendships, rivalries, and personal struggles as they navigate the challenges of high school and the pressures of putting on a musical production.

In addition to original songs and musical performances, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” incorporates themes of self-discovery, creativity, and the importance of following one’s passion.

The show’s blend of humor, drama, and catchy musical numbers has garnered positive reviews from both fans of the original “High School Musical” movies and new audiences. It maintains the spirit and nostalgia of the original franchise while introducing fresh storylines and characters for a new generation.

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” has been praised for its talented cast, engaging storytelling, and ability to capture the essence of high school experiences in a contemporary setting. The show’s success has led to multiple seasons, spin-off content, and continued popularity on the Disney+ streaming platform.

Additional Details:

  • Official Page
  • Year of Debut: 2019
  • Type of Series: Live-Action
  • TV Channel/Platform: Disney+


  • Ricky: Joshua Bassett
  • Nini: Olivia Rodrigo
  • Miss Jenn: Kate Reinders
  • Gina: Sofia Wylie
  • EJ: Matt Cornett
  • Kourtny: Dara Renee’
  • Ashlynn: Julia Lester
  • Carlos: Frankie Rodriguez
  • Big Red: Larry Saperstein
  • Mr Mazzara: Mark St. Cyr


  • Choreographer: Zach Woodlee
  • Executive Producers: Tim Federle, Bill Borden, Barry Rosenbush and Oliver Goldstick
  • Director: Tamra Davis

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