High School Musical

Run Time:
2 hours 10 minutes with interval
Opened: July 1, 2008
Closing: August 31, 2008

High School Musical - 2008 - West End History , Info & More

Hammersmith Apollo
45 Queen Caroline Street London W6 9QH

Disney's High School Musical is a contemporary musical comedy about the story of two teenagers - Troy Bolton, super-popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella Montez, super-smart transfer student and a genius in science class - who try to navigate the tricky currents of peer pressure to follow their dream and score the leads in the big school show.

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BWW Q&A: Jeff Calhoun of ELVIS - A MUSICAL REVOLUTION at Walnut Street Theatre by Alan Henry - Sep 27, 2023

BroadwayWorld sat down with Jeff Calhoun, who is currently directing Elvis - A Musical Revolution at Walnut Street Theatre. The new musical Elvis – A Musical Revolution will make its Philadelphia premiere at the Walnut Street Theatre. Directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award nominated director Jeff Calhoun, the production begins previews October 3, and opens October 11.

Eighth Year Of Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program Welcomes 31 Schools by A.A. Cristi - Sep 25, 2023

Center Stage Program schools for the 2023-24 Season have been announced. Get the details on the schools participating in this educational program.

Joshua Bassett Releases New Single 'Just Love' by Michael Major - Sep 22, 2023

'Just Love' is the first new track from Bassett this year. It follows a sold-out headline tour that concluded in the spring and the much-anticipated release of season 4 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, in which he reprised the character Ricky. Last year, he released the deeply personal Sad Songs In A Hotel Room EP.

Review: MJ at the Peace Center by Elizabeth Cortes - Sep 21, 2023

'Thrilling' dance moves abound in Michael Jackson musical. Where do you even begin when telling the life story of the most successful entertainer of all time? Is creativity, which inherently involves MJ, the bio-musical about Michael Jackson that just opened at Greenville’s Peace Center, tells the story of his life by telling the story of his work.

54 Below to Celebrate 15 Years of The Jimmy Awards by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2023

54 BELOW will celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Jimmy Awards® with 15 talented alumni on January 29 at 7:00pm & 9:30pm.

Photos: HAMILTON's Thayne Jasperson Visits The Highland Park Youth Theatre Company by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2023

Broadway performer, Thayne Jasperson, a cast member of Hamilton, visited Highland Park on Monday, September 11, 2023, when he led a theater (acting, singing, and dancing) workshop, geared towards students in the 4th through 11th grade. Check out a photo here!

Casa Mañana Opens 2023/24 Children's Theatre Season With BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2023

Casa Mañana opens its 2023/24 Children’s Theatre season with Beauty and the Beast Jr. Learn more about the show and find out how to get tickets here!

HSMTMTS Star Joe Serafini & More to be Featured on Ben Ward's YOU AND I by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2023

Ben Ward to release concept EP of new song cycle YOU AND I featuring HSMTMTS star Joe Serafini. Explore the paths of relationships through a contemporary pop-Broadway score.

CAMP HIDEOUT Starring Christopher Lloyd & Corbin Bleu Sets Digital Release Date by Michael Major - Sep 19, 2023

The movie stars Emmy Award® winner Christopher Lloyd (“Taxi,” Back to the Future) as a wacky camp owner, reminiscent of his role in Camp Nowhere. The film also stars Corbin Bleu (High School Musical), Amanda Leighton (“The Fosters”) and Ethan Drew (“Danger Force”) and is directed by Sean Olson (Max Winslow and the House of Secrets).

Interview: 'It's Really Bizarre But So Amazing': Actor David Kristopher-Brown on Returning to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA after 16 Years by Kat Mokrynski - Sep 21, 2023

BroadwayWorld recently had the chance to speak with David Kristopher Brown, who returns to play Piangi sixteen years after he was in the ensemble in the very same theatre. We discussed coming back to His Majesty’s Theatre, some of his favourite scenes in the show, and even how Phantom of the Opera and High School Musical may be more similar than you think!

CINDY & THE DISCO BALL Starring Saylor Bell Curda Will Open at The Garry Marshall Theatre Next Month by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 16, 2023

This retro retelling of the Cinderella story whisks us back to the sun-kissed days and lava lamp lit nights of 1976 with an original musical score that blends the sounds of disco rhythms and Broadway musical magic.

Tickets on Sale Next Week For MJ THE MUSICAL in Seattle by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2023

Individual tickets for the smash-hit musical, MJ, will go on sale starting Tuesday, September 19 at 10am. MJ makes its Seattle premiere at The Paramount Theatre from December 7 – 17.

Conundrum Theatre Company's ZANNA, DON'T Shines A Spotlight On LGBTQIA+ Rights Amidst Growing Challenges by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2023

In a world where LGBTQIA+ rights face ongoing threats, and conservative-leaning school boards attempt to stifle the voices of high school musical theater enthusiasts, Conundrum Theatre Company proudly presents 'Zanna, Don't!' by Tim Acito for one final weekend at the Victory Theatre in Burbank, running from September 15th to 17th.

CAPA Reveals Participating Schools for 2023-24 Marquee Awards Program by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2023

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) announced the 24 local high schools selected to participate in the 2023-24 CAPA Marquee Awards. Learn more about the schools participating here!

Entertainment Lineup Set For Marquee Moments by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2023

Marquee Moments presented by Fleet Response will take place outdoors on Euclid Avenue right outside the Playhouse Square theaters beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 28.

Previews: JOHN LLOYD YOUNG and JOE SERAFINI Bring Their Cabaret Shows to Blue Strawberry Showroom and Lounge by James Lindhorst - Sep 9, 2023

October is Broadway Month at Blue Strawberry Showroom and Lounge. On October 25th and 26th, Tony Winner for JERSEY BOYS, John Lloyd Young takes the stage for two shows. The following two nights, October 27th and 28th Joe Serafini from Disney+ HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL will make his Blue Strawberry debut.

Jeff Calhoun Directed ELVIS - A MUSICAL REVOLUTION Opens the Season at the Walnut Street Theatre by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2023

The new musical Elvis – A Musical Revolution will make it's North American premiere at the Walnut Street Theatre. Directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award-nominated director Jeff Calhoun, the production begins previews October 3, and opens October 11.

Olivia Rodrigo Releases New Album 'GUTS' by Michael Major - Sep 8, 2023

Olivia Rodrigo has released her highly anticipated sophomore album 'GUTS.' Stream the album now and get all the details on her live performances and pop-up shop in NYC. Don't miss out on exclusive merchandise and unforgettable experiences.

Olivia Rodrigo to Perform at the 2023 MTV VMAs by Michael Major - Sep 7, 2023

Olivia Rodrigo is confirmed to perform at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards. The performance will happen just days after Rodrigo's new album, 'GUTS,' is released tomorrow, September 8. Earlier this summer, Rodrigo released 'vampire,' the lead single from her sophomore album. The track was followed by 'bad idea right?,' which was released in August.

Olivia Rodrigo Unveils 'GUTS' Bonus Tracks; How to Listen to Them by Michael Major - Sep 6, 2023

Olivia Rodrigo has unveiled bonus tracks for her upcoming sophomore album, 'GUTS.' The deluxe album will include bonus tracks 'obsessed,' 'scared of my guitar,' 'stranger,' and 'girl i’ve always been.' Find out how to listen to the bonus tracks and listen to the album now!

MJ THE MUSICAL Is Startin' Something Today At The Aronoff Center by A.A. Cristi - Sep 5, 2023

Producers Lia Vollack, John Branca, John McClain and Broadway in Cincinnati have announced that the smash-hit musical, MJ, begins performances at the Aronoff Center. As part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati 23/24 series presented by TriHealth, MJ makes its Ohio premiere at the Aronoff Center now through September 17.

Adam Kaplan & Ashley Day to Headline Starring Buffalo's Curtain Up! Cabaret by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 5, 2023

Get ready for an unforgettable night of Broadway magic! Join Broadway stars Adam Kaplan and Ashley Day at Buffalo's Curtain Up! Cabaret. Featuring a program of Broadway standards, this one-night-only event will take place at The Streetlight Brasserie on September 22 at 8pm. Limited seating available, get your tickets now!

Pittsburgh CLO Announces The Cast Of TICK, TICK...BOOM! by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2023

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the smash hit tick, tick… BOOM! will be the first show to light up the stage at the renovated, new-look Greer Cabaret Theater, Sept. 22-Oct. 22. The Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for this exclusive engagement, which also marks the return of the Kara Cabaret Series.

The State Theatre Is Seeking Qualified Evaluators For The 2024 FREDDY Awards by A.A. Cristi - Aug 29, 2023

State Theatre Center for the Arts, Inc. is seeking qualified evaluators for their Emmy Award winning FREDDY© Awards program which recognizes and rewards excellence in the production of high school musical theatre. The program runs from January to May. 

Video: Tony Nominee Julia Lester And Helen Richman Talk Showbiz on MPTF GENERATIONS by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 29, 2023

Tony nominee Julia Lester and her grandmother, actress Helen Richman, share their experiences and creative bond in an inspiring conversation on MPTF Generations. Watch the heartwarming episode and learn more about MPTF's mission of supporting the entertainment community.

Video: Meet the Newest Cast Members of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Corbin Bleu & Constance Wu! by Team BWW - Aug 28, 2023

Get the latest news about the upcoming production of Little Shop of Horrors as Golden Globe nominee Constance Wu and stage star Corbin Bleu join the cast. Find out more about their notable performances and previous work in film, television, and theater. Don't miss out on this exciting new addition to the cast of Little Shop of Horrors!

Constance Wu & Corbin Bleu to Join LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in September by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 28, 2023

Get the scoop on the latest casting news for Little Shop of Horrors, as Constance Wu and Corbin Bleu join the cast!

Cast and Creative Team Announced for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at The Algonquin by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2023

Algonquin Arts Theatre (Pamela Ward-Executive Director) has announced the cast and creative team for its October musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The show will run at Algonquin Arts Theatre from October 7 through October 22.

Westport Country Playhouse Reveals Guest Artists For 'Justin Paul & Friends' Fundraiser by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2023

More guest artists have been added to the lineup for Westport Country Playhouse’s one-night-only benefit concert, “An Evening with Justin Paul & Friends with Kelli O’Hara and James Naughton,” on Saturday, September 9, at 8 p.m.

Video: Kylie Cantrall Drops Music Video With HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES Cast Inspired By CARPOOL KARAOKE by Michael Major - Aug 21, 2023

The video inspired by James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke features Kylie Cantrall (Dani) Dara Renee (Kourtney Greene), Frankie Rodriguez (Carlos Rodriguez), Joe Serafini (Seb Matthew-Smith), Julia Lester (Ashlyn Caswell), Saylor Curda (Maddox), Matt Cornett (E.J. Caswell), Larry Saperstein (Big Red), Matthew Sato (Mack Alana), and Adrian Lyles (Jet).

Video: Watch 'It Had To Be You', 'Lucky Day' & More From SUMMER STOCK at Goodspeed Musicals by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2023

Experience the captivating performances of 'It Had To Be You', 'Lucky Day', and more at SUMMER STOCK, the incredible show at Goodspeed Musicals. Don't miss this must-see production filled with talent and entertainment.

Full Cast Set For SUNSET BOULEVARD Starring Nicole Scherzinger, Plus Check Out a New Trailer! by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2023

The full cast and creative team has been announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard directed by Jamie Lloyd, with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, based on the Billy Wilder film.

Video: MJ THE MUSICAL First National Tour Kicks Off In Chicago by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 11, 2023

The curtain was raised on Wednesday night for the opening of the first National Tour of MJ. The cast took their opening night bows at the James M. Nederlander Theatre and received multiple standing ovations throughout the performance. Go inside the opening night celebrations in new video from the production!

Photos: MJ THE MUSICAL Celebrates The Launch Of Its First National Tour by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2023

The curtain was raised on Wednesday night for the opening of the first National Tour of MJ. The cast took their opening night bows at the James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph) and received multiple standing ovations throughout the performance. Go inside the opening night celebrations in the photos below! 

Tony Award-Winning  Musical MJ Now On Sale At The Music Hall At Fair Park by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2023

Producers Lia Vollack, John Branca, John McClain, and Broadway Dallas and Broadway Across America has announced that individual tickets for the smash-hit musical, MJ, will go on sale starting Friday, August 11 at 10 a.m. MJ makes its North Texas premiere November 21 – December 3 at the Music Hall at Fair Park as part of the Germania Insurance Broadway Series presented by Broadway Dallas.

Wake Up With BWW 8/10: SPAMALOT Casting, THE SHARK IS BROKEN Opens, and More! by - Aug 10, 2023

Top stories: Casting has been announced for Spamalot, Angelina Jolie joins the producing team of the musical adaptation of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders, and more!

Photos & Video: First Look at the National Tour of MJ by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 9, 2023

Get a first look at photos and video of the national tour of MJ ahead of its opening night!

Disney Channel 40th Anniversary Celebration and NBC Sunday Night Football Are Coming to The Paley Museum by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2023

The Paley Center for Media kicks into high gear this August with the first announcement of the much-anticipated lineup at The Paley Museum, located at 25 West 52 Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Learn more about the upcoming events here!

Get Ready for MJ at The Hobby Center - Tickets on Sale This Week by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 8, 2023

Discover the electrifying MJ show coming to The Hobby Center. Get your tickets now to experience the unforgettable tribute to the King of Pop. Don't miss out on this extraordinary live performance featuring all of Michael Jackson's greatest hits.

Video: Watch Danielle Wade Perform 'Get Happy' in SUMMER STOCK at Goodspeed by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 8, 2023

Watch Danielle Wade and the company deliver an electrifying and showstopping performance of 'Get Happy'. Experience their incredible energy and talent at Goodspeed Musicals.

David Alpert, Kate Reinders & Paul Gordon to Bring New Children's Musical to Muskegon Civic Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 7, 2023

Muskegon Civic Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of 'Runaway Princess,' a new children's musical. Join us for an enchanting adventure filled with memorable characters and valuable life lessons. Don't miss this exciting production at Muskegon Civic Theatre. Get your tickets now!

Photos: First Look at PIPPIN, Presented By Rubicon Theatre's 2023 Summer Youth Education Program by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 6, 2023

Rubicon Theatre, Ventura County’s leading not-for-profit professional theatre company, committed to entertaining, engaging and enriching the community through live performance, will present the grand finale of its 2023 Summer Youth Theatre Program, the enchanting musical PIPPIN, with performances starting this Saturday for two weekends only!

Interview: Julia Lester on Returning to HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Following Her INTO THE WOODS Tony Nomination by Michael Major - Aug 9, 2023

Julia Lester tells all on making her Broadway debut with her Tony nominated performance in Into the Woods to returning home for the final season of High School Musical: the Musical: the Series. In the video, Lester looks forward to starring in the Off-Broadway production of I Can Get It For You Wholesale, in a role originated by Barbra Streisand.

Interview: Frankie Rodriguez & Dara Reneé Reveal Their Favorite HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES Performances by Michael Major - Aug 4, 2023

This season on High School Musical: the Musical: the Series, the students of East High will be joined by some O.G. Wildcats! In this video, we sit down with fan-favorites Frankie Rodriguez and Dara Reneé to breakdown which original cast member cameo they were most excited about, along with what past performance was their favorite, and more.

Wake Up With BWW 8/4: THE NOTEBOOK on Broadway, BACK TO THE FUTURE Reviews, and More! by - Aug 4, 2023

Top stories: Read the reviews for Back to the Future, The Notebook musical is headed to Broadway next year, and more!

Video: Corbin Bleu Performs 'Joe's Dance' in SUMMER STOCK at Goodspeed Musicals by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2023

Watch Corbin Bleu perform 'Joe's Dance' in Summer Stock at Goodspeed Musicals!

Interview: Joshua Bassett & Sofia Wylie Share Their Favorite HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES Memories by Michael Major - Aug 3, 2023

After four seasons, Joshua Bassett and Sofia Wylie are saying goodbye to East High with the final episodes of High School Musical: the Musical: the Series. We sat down with the stars to discuss what they'll miss from their days on set, Ben Platt singing sessions with the cast, their favorite performances on their series, and more. Watch the video!

Interview: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES Showrunner Tim Federle Teases 'Biggest' Season Yet by Michael Major - Aug 2, 2023

Tim Federle, the showrunner of High School Musical: the Musical: the Series, is teasing the final episodes of the hit Disney+ series. Watch a video interview of Ferderle to discuss bringing musical theatre to Disney+ throughout the show's recent seasons, launching the careers of young performers like Julie Lester and Olivia Rodrigo, and more.

Broadway Streaming Guide: August 2023 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES & More by Michael Major - Aug 2, 2023

This August, Broadway fans can beat the summer heat new movies, television shows, and albums to stream. From new seasons of Only Murders in the Building and High School Musical: the Musical: the Series to solo albums by Idina Menzel and Reneé Rapp, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

Review Roundup: SUMMER STOCK Opens at Goodspeed Musicals by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2023

Read the reviews for Summer Stock at Goodspeed Musicals!


Wildcat Cheer
Start of Something New
Get'cha Head in the Game
Get'cha Head in the Game (Playoff)
Auditions (Bop to the Top/What I've Been Looking For)
What I've Been Looking For
What I've Been Looking for (Reprise)
Cellular Fusion
Stick to the Status Quo
I Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
Wildcat Cheer (Reprise)
Counting on You
When There Was Me and You
Start of Something New (Reprise)
We're All in This Together
Bop to the Top
Breaking Free
We're All in This Together (Reprise)
High School Musical has had 3 productions including US Tour which opened in 2007, Beverly, MA (Regional) which opened in 2007 and West End which opened in 2008.



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