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.
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!