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High School Musical On The Today Show

High School Musical On The Today Show

Even though I’m well outside of Disney’s key demographic, I’m a sucker for happy-go-lucky musicals and I totally bought into the High School Musical phenomenon. The cast is lovable, the choreography is fun and the music is fresh. I’ve watched the film at least three times and I have the soundtrack on repeat — please tell me I’m not the only High School Musical fanatic outside the target audience of ages 5-14!!!! The Disney Channel Original Movie continues to score big TV ratings and the certified-platinum CD even peaked at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. The sure-to-be-best-selling DVD version of High School Musical hits stores on Tuesday, May 23rd. High School Musical was directed by choreographer/director Kenny Ortega, who also directed the Disney big-screen musical Newsies, which I also own on DVD.

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The cast of  High School Musical Monique Coleman, Vanessa Anne Hutchinson, Corbin Bleu, Lucas Grabeel and Ashley Tisdale — performed on the NBC Today show this morning in New York’s Rockefeller Center. The actors also taught some young audience members one of their dance routines. Watch a clip of High School Musical below with Zac Efron (Troy Bolton ) and Vanessa Anne Hudgens (Gabriella Montez ) singing one of their hit songs, "Breaking Free."  Many, many more pictures in the gallery!

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  • nancy

    You are not the only one JJ, my nieces and nephews adores this disney film. I must have seen this film with them at least 4 to 5 times, with the you tube and soundtrack in my car…I think I have memorized most of the song as well…

  • Natalie

    I LOVE High School Musical!!! I am definately not in the demographic of 5-14 range (I am 22)! I am a HUGE fan!! I LOVE the cast, the music, the story, and everything else about it! I have the soundtrack also! I listen to it all the time and watch it too!!

  • Derek Hail

    I am a huge sucker for happy go lucky music too. The choreography from the clip wasnt that good. Ill have to see it all for sure. The singing though makes me wish I knew how to sing.My Blog – Derek Hail’s Blog

  • Alicia

    I just saw this movie a couple of days ago, and I have to say Zac Efron is very cute, and hey I’m only a year older than him, it could work out right?

  • gangsta

    I’ll admit it. I love it and I’m 22. If I was in high school again, I would totally bother all my drama club friends to do it with me for the school production :D

  • Tamara

    As opposed to the other "kids’" shows that my children watch over and over, I actually enjoy High School Musical myself. Funny, as I type this e-mail, I just heard "Get Your Head in the Game" from the TV downstairs. Apparently there’s another viewing of the show in my house (again). Like the first poster, I’m sure I’ve memorized all of the songs too. I’m thrilled that a new "present time" musical is being so well-received by the public (of all ages). I hope that Hollywood takes note.

  • yalaine

    I have watched this so much that my tivo actually recorded it the other day for me!!! I am 29! Sick!!! But I love it!!!

  • Chris

    I’m gonna vomit…

  • Ru

    well .im a fan and im 26 and i dont care lol atfirst i thought it was corny but it grew on me.

  • Audrey

    I watched that movie and I got chills… later on I exploded and cheese came out of me. That kid scares my friend.. he says he has blind eyes, like he stares like a blind person would.. I don’t really know how that works.. but I can see what he means.

  • creativegirl

    I love HS Musical too. I’m 38 and my two little tweens absolutely adore it! We watch it almost every time it’s on, and the tunes are with us always. It’s such a sweet heartwarming family friendly movie. I think it’s great that my kids will have their own "Grease" to remember when they grow up. I saw that like 15+ in the movie theater – I think mostly because my mom probably loved it too. We finally got my hubby hooked on it last weekend and now he can’t get the songs out of his head either. Watching that movie makes me wish I was 17 again.

  • liteflyr

    haha yea dude i totally love hs musical! vanessa and zac are sooo cute :) can you send me the mp3s? i’ve been tryin to get those songs forever!

  • Lisa

    No, you are not alone. My three kids, myself, my husband and two dogs have watched High School Musical 5 or 6 times. I even downloaded the soundtract to my ipod. Please don’t identify me.

  • Kim

    You aren’t alone! I love the movie… I am 33 years old. My 2 girls, ages 6 and 10 are huge fans. We have the cd and listen to it all the time and sing along. Its a great movie with great role models for todays kids.

  • Manny

    Hey, I’m 22 and I absolutely LOVE this movie and it’s soundtrack! I seriously have to watch it at least once a day or my day isn’t complete. And I have the soundtrack on repeat too. I love the cast too! (By the way, the girl that plays Gabriella is named Vanessa Anne Hudgens not Hutchinson) just thought I’d let ya know.

  • j4r3d

    Thanks, Manny!

  • Anthony

    I am like many of you. I am a 23 year old male and I am addicted to High School Musical as well. I bought the soundtrack yesterday and I am attempting to learn the dance moves ;) I also hear they’re in talks to make a sequel. Can’t wait!!!

  • sammi

    i love that movie so much and zac is so hot i want to date of course him and his the cast are cool to.i heard that there’s going to be a high school musical ,i man i just can’t wait to watch it

  • rowena

    I do not know yet but I am already very impassiente to decouvrir this film which I think take as the series "I dream". An English series genial! YOU Know "idream"? with the ex group "sclub 8", Calvin Goldsping and Matt di angelo?

  • EDDIE

    I LOVE THE MUSICAL AND THE ALBUM AND THE CAST.

  • Lily

    Okay, I’ve seen High School Musical over thirty times! I LOVE it! I know all the words to all the songs. Plus, all the dances. But cut me some slack, I’m only fourteen!

  • chelsea

    OMG!! this is the only site where i can find stuff like this!! thank you sooooo much!! i absolutly LLLLLOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEE high school musical!!!:D:D

  • Heather Marie

    I’m 21 and I am obsessed with this movie. I watch it everytime it comes on. I’m gonna buy the soundtrack because the songs are amazing. I hope they make a sequel!!!

  • Tiana

    Are you and vanessa dating.

  • jamie guzman

    i really like high school musical i wish i was gabriella because her voice sounds something like mine oh and i kinda like this boy in my class i wish he was troy his name is jeremiah

  • jamie guzman

    Do you think I will be in a movie like that?

  • Vivi

    Well, I am a 34 years old mom and I have to say I love the movie and the songs. We played it every morning on our way to school and my 6 years old son already knows them all (so do I!). He use the Get your Head in the Game song as his own motivation to play his sport. My two years old daughter dances in front of the TV everyday we played he movie on TIVO! I can wait for them to go in tour, I will take my son !

  • femi

    hi

  • infinite_nature

    My friend mentioned this thing a while back cause he was all excited. I haven’t seen it, but I watched the clip here and do have to say the chorus of "Breaking Free" attached to my ear pretty quickly. I’m still trying to fight myself from buying the single.You probably have, but have you heard of a movie called "Camp?" ("Misfits in their lives back home, a group of young people live it up at musical-theater camp. The kids’ spend all their time in rehearsal for a grueling schedule that involves a new show every two weeks. Several personal stories come to the fore.") Movie’s so-so but some of the songs are really good. I read it’s an actual place that had actors Natalie Portman and Zach Braff at some point.PS: I cracked up when someone above posted "Please don’t identify me."

  • Lohan Roberto

    My 12 year old sister loved this movie. I got caught in the living room serfing the web on my lapt top while she was watching it on my DVR… So funny to see it on J2… lol.

  • lovena bamba

    i love high school musical i even love troy because he is cute and i like his voice someday i wish he will bend down on one knee and ask will you marry me and of course i say yes and we have children even live happily ever after in in my dreams uuuuuuummmmmm in my dreams well you know i am joking for reals i am not

  • brandon

    hi i am your biggest fan i wish i can have yuor number zac vennase lucas ashley i would love to have it so plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz type back at crazydee@wideopenwest.com

  • thea

    i love this movie!

  • Danny

    You gays made such a good moive out of 100 I"d give you a 130. GOOD JOB!!!

  • sonya

    i absolutely luv high school musical i luv it i luv it i luv it i LUV IT!!!!!!!!!!i have never missed one time its been on disney channel!! it is defineitely the best disney channel movie made and it will be hard for them to make a movie better then high school musical and i luv the songs especially breaking free i also hope they make a high school musical 2 that would be so so awesome!!!-sonya-

  • Niani

    I have seen this movei so many times. It is so good that my parents even like it! I don’t think I have ever heard a young man like Zac Efron sing the way he does! Vanessa Ann Hudgens, Ryan Grabeel, and Ashley Tisdale all sing wonderfully. No wonder America likes this movie so much! Everyone can SING! Not to lond ago, I printed the dancemoves out for the Wildcat Dance, Get Your Head in the Game, and We’re All in this Together. On Friday, April 21st, there is going to be a Sing-A-Long and a Dance-A-Long. I am so excited! You better believe i am going to watch it! I am also going to record it. I hope you all enjoy this movie as much as I do!

  • Lizzie

    hey if you all want to learn the dance moves, watch HSM on Friday of this week on disney channel. i think it starts at 8/7 C. they teach you the moves to "get your head in the game" and "we’re all in this together". have fun! oh yeah and i love the movie too. my brother says i’m addicted…I’M NOT ADDICTED I CAN GUIT ANYTIME I WANT!!!!! haha, sorry

  • Bridgette

    omg, I luved that movie! I wonder if its on dvd or something

  • Manny

    The movie comes out on DVD May 23rd or you can preorder it online. Disney is airing the Dance Along and the Sing Along versions of the movie back to back tonight starting at 8 eastern.

  • alexis

    I loved yall show. I took a quiz and it says i’m like Gabrielle. I hope to see your show again!!

  • andrew

    is ashley or vanessa dating zac and i want ur numberrs cuz im ur biggest fans

  • cc

    i think ZAC EFRON is soooo sexy i

  • cory

    ILOVE LUCAS GRABEEL

  • alexis

    I’m in love with your movie. I can’t believe it’s coming out on DVD in May 23!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ?

    I LUV HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL I WATCH ALL DAY I HAVE WATCHED IT 200 HUNDRED TIMES AND I HAVE LISTENED TO IT 690 TIMES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE IT ALL OVER MY FOLDERS AND I HAVE 187 PICS OF HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL!!!!!

  • ?

    i am their #0 fan bcuz 0 comes b4 one ! i have all their websites for ashley tisdale, vanessa anne hudgens, zac efron if u try to compete with me good luck

  • Kendall Swanson

    hey world. i love the movie High School Musical. my email address is teamswanson@ameritach.net.

  • ….

    k so i admitt im not alone ive watched this 20 times!!!…i was embaressed to tell all the guy and girlz in my skool but it turns out when i was sigin to the songs on my ipod nano that well all the guys and girls started singing along I LUV GABRIELLE SHES SOOO PRETTY:d

  • ….

    k so i admitt im not alone ive watched this 20 times!!!…i was embaressed to tell all the guy and girlz in my skool but it turns out when i was sigin to the songs on my ipod nano that well all the guys and girls started singing along I LUV GABRIELLE SHES SOOO PRETTY:d

  • coty

    i think zac efron is so cute, and vennassa and asheley r so preaty i wish i was one of the 2 girls

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