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HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 1 PLOT Troy and Gabriella meet at a New Year's Eve party while both are

at a ski lodge during winter break. Troy is the captain of East High School's basketball team, and Gabriella is portrayed as shy and academic. At the party, the two are called upon to sing karaoke together (Start of Something New). They seem to be attracted to each other, and exchange numbers before parting. After break, Troy sees Gabriella in his homeroom, and she explains that she just moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico and transferred to East High over break. Troy shows Gabriella around the school, and they pause in front of the sign-up sheet for the winter musical auditions. This alarms Drama Club president Sharpay Evans, who assumes that Gabriella is interested in auditioning. Wanting to eliminate competition, Sharpay investigates the new girl and arranges for the scholastic decathlon captain, Taylor, to find out about Gabriella's past academic achievements. During basketball practice, Troy has trouble focusing because his thoughts are on Gabriella and the idea that he might enjoy singing more (Get'cha Head In the Game). Gabriella and Troy both go to the musical auditions where Sharpay and her brother Ryan perform (What I've Been Looking For) but both are too shy to audition. When Gabriella finally summons the courage to step forward, Troy offers to sing with her, but Ms. Darbus tells them that they are too late. After Ms. Darbus apparently leaves, Kelsi, the composer of the musical, trips and drops her things. Troy and Gabriella rush to help her, and they sing together as Kelsi plays piano (What I've Been Looking For (Reprise)). Ms. Darbus overhears them and gives them a callback audition. When the callback list is posted, Sharpay is furious to learn that she has competition for the lead in the musical, and the rest of the Wildcats are shocked that Troy and Gabriella have auditioned for a musical. Other students confess their own secret passions and talents (Stick To The Status Quo), alarming both Taylor and Troy's friend Chad. Since Gabriella has agreed to join the scholastic decathlon team, both Taylor and Chad want their teammates to focus on their upcoming competitions rather than the musical. To help Troy and Gabriella return to normal, Chad and the basketball team trick Troy into saying that Gabriella is not important while she watches through a wi-fi link that the scholastic decathlon team has set up. Gabriella is hurt (When There Was Me And You), she refuses to talk to Troy and decides not to audition for the musical. Chad and Taylor feel guilty for ruining Troy and Gabriella's relationship, and decide to tell them the truth. After Chad and the basketball team tell Troy what they did and offer to support him in callbacks, Troy goes to Gabriella's house and they make up. Intimidated after overhearing Gabriella and Troy practicing, Sharpay convinces Ms. Darbus to change the callback time to coincide with both the basketball championship and the scholastic decathlon, so that Gabriella and Troy cannot participate. Kelsi overhears the conversation and the basketball team and the decathlon team work together to come up with a plan. On the day of the competitions, Taylor and Gabriella use the schools computers to cause a series of mishaps that delay the big game and the decathlon. With both competitions delayed, Troy and Gabriella rush to the auditorium, and Sharpay and Ryan finish performing their song (Bop To The Top), confident that their plan worked. Troy and Gabriella then audition (Breaking Free) and Ms. Darbus gives Troy and Gabriella the lead roles, making Sharpay and Ryan understudies. Troy and Gabriella both win their respective competitions, and the film ends when the entire school gathers in the gym to celebrate (We're All In This Together). Cast

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Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) is the most popular male student at East High School, and the captain of the varsity basketball team. Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens) is one of the braniacs on the scholastic decathlon team. Sharpay Evans (Ashley Tisdale) is an energetic student interested in theatre as well as being the center of all attention, most particularly, Troy's. Ryan Evans (Lucas Grabeel) is Sharpay's fraternal twin brother. Chad Danforth (Corbin Bleu) is Troy's best friend, and is very good friends with Jason and Zeke. Taylor McKessie (Monique Coleman) is Gabriella's best friend. She is captain of the school Scholastic Decathlon team. Jack Bolton (Bart Johnson) is Troy's father and the coach of the basketball team. Ms. Darbus (Alyson Reed) is the stern drama teacher at East High. Kelsi Nielsen (Olesya Rulin) is a student at East High. She is a pianist and composer. Zeke Baylor (Chris Warren Jr.) is friends with Troy and Chad, and plays for the basketball team. He also enjoys baking. Jason Cross (Ryne Sanborn) is friends with Troy and Chad, and plays for the basketball team. He also tends to ask silly questions in class.

MUSIC NUMBERS Song "Start Of Something New" "Get'cha Head in the Game" "What I've Been Looking For" "What I've Been Looking For (Reprise)" Chiefly Sung By Troy and Gabriella Troy Ryan and Sharpay Troy and Gabriella Other Singers None Basketball Players None None Scene Mountain Ski Resort East High's Gym East High's Auditorium East High's Auditorium East High's Cafeteria East High's Science Lab, Hallways and Cafeteria East High's Auditorium East High's Auditorium East High's Gym

Jocks, Brainiacs, "Stick To The Status Zeke, Martha, Skater Skater Dudes, Quo" Dude, Sharpay, Ryan Wildcats "When There Was Gabriella None Me And You" "Bop To The Top" Ryan and Sharpay None "Breaking Free" Troy and Gabriella None "We're All In This Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Wildcats Together" Sharpay STAGE MUSICAL Main article: High School Musical on Stage!

On August 1, 2006, Playbill announced that the Stagedoor Manor summer theater camp, featured in the film Camp, would be the first venue to produce High School Musical onstage.

North Shore Music Theater in Beverly, MA had a stage production of High School Musical running until the end of July 2007, featuring Broadway actor Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Rockwell, a semi-finalist on Grease: You're the One that I Want!, as Sharpay. Pacific Repertory Theatre's School of Dramatic Arts staged the California premiere in 2007 (which it revived in 2008), and presented the West Coast premiere of High School Musical 2 in January 2009.[26] Theater of the Stars in Atlanta, Georgia was the first professional company to put on High School Musical.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (Preparation and then the reading of instructions) 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… (Curtains up) Sing “We’re all in this together”
(Curtains Down) 1ST SCENE at New Year’s Eve

M.C. (Voice Over SPOKEN): Can you say "karaoke"? East High Students: KARAOKE!! (kids shouting) Troy: I can’t sing, No, you go.. M.C: And you! Yea, come on. Troy: Look, I don’t sing, I can’t sing Gabriella: No guys All: Get up there M.C: Hey you know what? Someday you guys might thank me for this. Or not…. Sing “Start of Something New” M.C. (Voice Over SPOKEN): And now, get ready for the new year’s countdown! (Countdown begins) East High Students: Ten! Nine! Eight! Seven! Six! Five! Four! Three! Two! One! HAPPY NEW YEAR! SIMULTANEOUSLY:

Chad.Gabriella (Spoken): Oh. guys. Jocks: How's that? Zeke: Shopping for mirrors. Mom: It’s nervous on first day at a new school. Gabriella (Spoken): I had such a great time with you. Zeke: She spent the holidays the way she always does.. New Year's thing. my stomach. . happy new year. What team? Jocks: Wildcats! (Repeat and cheer) (cell phone rings) Ooh! Whoo-hoo! All: Ooh! Zeke: The ice princess returned from the North Pole. Jocks: Yeah! Chad: It's a happy Wildcat new year! Jocks: You're the man! Chad: In two weeks we're going to the championships with you leading us to infinity and beyond. put in your phone number. man? Troy: Hey. You'll do great. Troy (Spoken): Me too! 2nd Scene in School Chad: Troy! How ya doing. what's up? Zeke: Hey. All: Ooh! Taylor: Ugh. (bell rings) Gabriella: Mom. I made my company promise that I can't be transferred again until you graduate. How tribal. behold the zoo animals heralding the new year. I promised my mom. I reviewed your impressive transcripts. You always do. Troy (Spoken): Hurry. no! I have to go. I'll do it too..

Mom: Just be Gabriella. Ms. Chad: You OK? Troy: Yeah. I will see you in detention. Chad: Pfft... and pairs auditions for our two leads. (rings) Ms. Darbus: Mr. I. (chatter) Jayson: Troy! Troy! Hey! How's it goin'? How are you? Do you remember the night before? Troy: No. Check the sign-up sheets in the lobby for new activities. pink jelly. 3rd Scene (bell rings) Ms. All I remember is like. Especially our winter musicale. Bolton. Danforth. Gabriella: I don't want to be the school's freaky genius girl again. cell phones.. Darbus:. Darbus: Ah. Troy. Chem Club president Taylor McHessey can answer all of your questions about that. There is also a final sign-up for next week's scholastic decathlon competition. Troy: Hi. Ms. Darbus: This way. We will have singles auditions.. Darbus: I trust you all had splendid holidays. Sharpay: Excuse me. this is a place of learning. All: Ahh! . Sharpay: Is it your phone? Ms. Darbus: Sharpay and Ryan. Mr. the cell phone menace has returned to our crucible of learning.Your light will shine brightly at East High... not at all. not a hockey arena. Zeke: (boy) Ooh! Sharpay: Hi. Ms.

Darbus: Taylor McHessey. Miss Darbus. Gab: Why are you whispering? . Way over! Now. Troy: Either.. Miss Darbus? Ms. 4th Scene Troy: Hey! Gabriella: I don't. (Taylor gasps) Ms. Miss Montez. So we will see you in detention as well.Ms. Cell phone. Chad: Uhh. me. Darbus: Jason. and Troy.. Troy: I can't believe you live here. But how? Gab: My mom's company transferred her here to Albuquerque. I see your phone is involved.. We had to leave first thing. Jason: How were your holidays. Danforth. that will be 15 minutes for you too. Taylor: Could be tough for Chad. Darbus: Ah. 15 minutes. Your Honor. questions? Ms. Ms. see. people. And welcome to East High. He can't count that high. See you in detention. Troy: See you later. Gabriella: Well.. Darbus: We have zero tolerance for cell phones in class. Troy: Believe it. any more comments. Mr. Ms.. Count 'em. Darbus: What? (bell rings) Chad: Sorry. It's all good. 'cause we have basketball practice. Darbus: Shall the carnage continue? Holidays are over. Chad: That's not a possibility. she's crazy. I looked for you at the lodge on New Year's Day. Mr. man. Bolton. so we will get to know each other in detention..

no.. more basketball. like. uh. were you going to sign up too? My brother and I have starred in all the school's productions and we really welcome newcomers. I'd consider coming to the show. Lots going on at this school. Wow. Nice penmanship.. I just wanna get to know the school. Gab: Too much for them to handle? Troy: No. Jayson: What's up? Troy: Hey. I haven't quite told them about the singing thing. I was just looking at all the bulletin boards. you know that school musical thing? You get extra credit just for auditioning? Chad: Who cares? Troy: It's always good to get extra credit.. Now that you've met Miss Darbus. Promise? Toodles! Troy: Toodles. Gab: I won't be signing up for anything for a while. uh. it was cool. snowboarding. uh. Sharpay: So.. I hope you come watch me in the musical. anyway. That was. What'd you do? Troy: You know.. yeah. welcome to East High. a different person. um. There are a lot of supporting roles.. my friends.Troy: What? Oh. it's. So. But if you sign up. Just like me. I missed you during vacation. Oh. I bet you just can't wait to sign up for that. That's completely impossible. Troy: Yeah. Oh.. so nice of you to show our new classmate around. you know.. Gab: No. no. Troy. I'm sure we could find something for you. . But.. Sharpay: What's impossible. Sharpay: You are so dedicated. It's not what I do.. my friends know about the snowboarding. played basketball. Sharpay: When's the big game? Troy: Two weeks... 5TH Scene Troy: Dude.. Troy? I wouldn't think "impossible" is even in your vocabulary.

(sighs) (whistle blows) Back to a) .(scoffs) 7th Scene Detention!! a) Ms.Wildcats! . Bolton: All right. Where's Troy and Chad?! All: Detention. dude.What team? . Where did she say she's from? Ryan:…. Sha: Again? He was hanging around with that new girl and they were both looking at the list. huddle up! We got two weeks to the big game. D: Gold! More gold! Paint. paint! Let's go! b) (whistle blows) Mr B: Come on. guys. it's frightening Mr..What team? .Wildcats! .Wildcats! . There's something freaky about her. Wildcats! Pair up! Chad: Let's go! Come on! (“Get cha head in the game) Chad: (boy) What team? (all): Wildcats! . Where's Troy and Chad? Don't make me ask again.Get your head in the game! 6th Scene Ryan: Troy Bolton was looking at our audition list.Chad: Oh.

Better to hear it from me now than from your friends later. Kelsi Nielson. a few announcements. it's only the second day back. I gotta catch up on some homework. Shall we? 1st: Out of tune (CURLY HAIR) Ms. now! 8th scene (bell ringing) Ms. 9th scene Ms. you will sing a few bars and I will give you a sense of whether or not the theater is your calling. both single and pairs. Now. thank you. A precious cornucopia of creative energy. in the gym. Mr. correct? If not. Darbus? What the heck are those two doing in a tree? Ms. Bolton. Besides. I'll catch you later. I will be in the theater until noon for those of you bold enough to extend the wingspan of your creative spirit. We have many roles to cast and final callbacks will be next week. Chad: Homework? There's no way. (bell ringing) Chad: The team's hitting the gym during free period. What temerity! The theater is a temple of art. please? And you two. B: Can we have a talk. people. D: It's called crime and punishment. B: Where's my team. First. D: Perhaps the most heinous example of cell-phone abuse is ringing in the theater. Next! (badly off-key) & It's hard to believe . we have some dressing rooms that need painting. D: I expect we all learned our homeroom manners yesterday. Chad: What? Hello. D: Those wishing to audition must understand that time is of the essence.This morning during free period will be your chance for the musicale auditions. Troy: That's hilarious.Ms. proximity to the arts is cleansing for the soul. Our composer. D: Yes. I'm not even behind on homework yet. Mr. will accompany you and be available for rehearsals prior to callbacks. And I've been behind on homework since preschool. What should we run? Troy: I can't make it.

.. see & That you were always right there next to beside me Alan.. . stop. (high-pitched) &..... so lonely before I finally found & What I've been looking. Cindra. I admire your pluck..&. .... . for (holding note) Ah. Next! (off-key) & It's hard to believe that I couldn't see & That you were always there beside me & This feeling's like no other & I want you to know Uh. like no other That's a wonderful tie you're wearing.... &..& That I couldn't sneeze..As to your singing.

. You? .What courage to pursue a note that has not been accessed in the natural world. No. Uhh. ..& But you were right beside me .& Can't see . that was just.& With no one to hold .& Alone ..& Thought I was alone .. Bravo! Brava! Perhaps the spring musicale.& That you were right beside me . very disturbing.& Beside me .& To hold .. (crashing) .& Beside me (Darbus) Well. .No.Uh.& It's hard to believe that I could not see . Next! Hey! So you decided to sign up for something? . Go see a counselor..

why are you hiding behind a mop? Your friends don't know you're here...The Wildcat superstar's afraid? . (& plays intro) Thank you. scared. And for the lead roles of Minnie and Arnold we only have one couple signed up. Next..I'm just. I think it might be useful for you to give us a sense of why we gather in this hallowed hall.No! I'm not afraid. usually.. What key? Oh. harsh.. we had our rehearsal pianist do an arrangement.. .Um. I. Miss Darbus is a little. Oh.. . .... right? Right.Me too. Sharpay and Ryan. (whinnies like a horse) .

Go! & It's hard to believe that I couldn't see (both) & You were always there beside me & Thought I was alone with no one to hold & But you were always right beside me . so good to be heard & Don't have to say a word & For so long I was lost. so good to be found .& I want you to know & I've never had someone that knows me like you do & The way you do & I've never had someone as good for me as you & No one like you & So lonely before I finally found & What I've been looking for & So good to be seen.& This feeling's like no other .

. whoa-oh-oh-oh & Do-do-do-do & Do do-do-do do-do & Oh. whoa-oh-oh-oh I told you not to do the jazz squares.& I'm lovin' having you around & This feeling's like no other & I want you to know & I've never had someone that knows me like you do & The way you do & I've never had someone as good for me as you & No one like you & So lonely before I finally found & What I've been looking for & Do-do-do & Do do-do-do do-do & Oh.

suggestion or commentary.Which tells us what? .. The theater club needs more than singers. And you should be thankful that me and Ryan can lift .This would be the first.That I need to write you more solos? .No. Everybody loves a good jazz square.. (applause) Well.It's a crowd favorite. I've been in 17 school productions. . my sawed-off Sondheim.. Buy tickets! Oh. if you do the part with that particular song. actually. I imagined it much slow.. It tells us that you do not offer direction. It needs fans too. Are there any last-minute sign-ups? Don't be discouraged. lfwe do the part? Kelsi. How many of your compositions have been selected? .

Miss Darbus.Ah.No? Good. Yes. . .Team. Troy Bolton? Where is your sports posse or whatever it's called? . Any last-minute sign-ups? . The individual auditions are long over and there are simply no other pairs.Yes.your music out of its obscurity. and you didn't respond. young lady. I'd like to audition. . Done.Are we clear? . Timeliness means something in the world of theater. well. I mean. .We should go. I called for the pairs audition. we take these shows very seriously here at East High. ma'am. I'm here to sing with her. But I'm here alone. I'll sing with her. Nice talking to you. Sharpay. Actually.

I can't wait to hear the rest of the show.It is? Isn't the composer of a show kind of like the playmaker in basketball? Playmaker? The one who makes everyone else look good. why are you so afraid of Ryan and Sharpay? .She has an amazing voice. You're the playmaker here.Perhaps the next musicale.I mean. Without you there is no show. you're a composer? You wrote the song Ryan and Sharpay just sang? And the entire show? Well. So. I am? Do you wanna hear how the duet's supposed to sound? . it is your show. . that's really cool. Kelsi.Free period is now over. . . So.

& It's hard to believe that I couldn't see & You were always there beside me & Thought I was alone with no one to hold & But you were always right beside me & This feeling's like no other & I want you to know & That I've never had someone that knows me like you do & The way you do & And I've never had someone as good for me as you & No one like you & So lonely before I finally found & What I've been looking for & Ooh-ooh-ooh Wow. Montez . . Bolton. Kelsi. give them the duet from the second act.you have a callback. That's nice.

All right. 3:30pm. we can rehearse there..whatever works. before school .Work on it with them. and even sometimes during biology class. Ryan! . After school. . Ryan and Sharpay Evans. Gabriella Montez and Troy Bolton. I have a piano. If you guys wanna rehearse." Is this some kind of joke? They didn't even audition! . Or come to my house for breakfast. shut up.. After basketball class.Maybe we're being punked? . You can come and rehearse anytime. Maybe we'll get to meet Ashton! Oh. I'm usually here during free period and after school.What? Maybe we're being filmed right now.. What? (Sharpay) Callback?! Aah! "Callback for roles Arnold and Minnie next Thursday.

then I can tell mine. . scones.I bake. even apple pandowdy. .Someone's gotta tell her the rules. . . my own secret obsession & And it's making me lose control & Everybody gather 'round If Troy can tell his secret.Ohh! & You can bet there's nothin' but net when I am in a zone and on a roll & But I got a confession.What? I love to bake! Strudels. . .And what are the rules? . She hasn't even asked our permission to join the drama club.Exactly.What's wrong? (Chad) What? Uhh! How dare she sign up! I picked out the colors for my dressing room.

no. no. something strange is occurring & It's a secret I need to share & Open up. dig way down deep Hip-hop is my passion. I love to pop and lock and jam and break! Is that even legal? & Not another peep! It's just dancing. I think it's cooler than homework. no & Stick to the stuff you know & If you wanna be cool follow one simple rule & Don't mess with the flow no. no! No. . no.& Not another sound Someday I hope to make the perfect creme brulee. no & Stick to the status quo & Look at me and what do you see? Intelligence beyond compare & But inside I am stirring. & No.

& No. no. no! No. no.Awesome! What is it? . no & Stick to the stuff you know & It is better by far to keep things as they are & Don't mess with the flow. it's like.Coat and tie.I play the cello! . .A saw! . dude. I'm ready to tell about a need that I cannot deny & Dude. no. no & Stick to the status quo & Listen well. then I'm coming clean. there's no explanation for this awesome sensation & But I'm ready to let it fly & Speak your mind and you'll be heard If Troy wants to be a singer. . a giant violin! & Not another word .Do you have to wear a costume? .No. no.

& No. no & Stick to the status quo & No. no! No. no. no. no & Stick to the stuff you know & If you wanna be cool. follow one simple rule & Don't mess with the flow. no & Stick to the stuff you know & It is better by far to keep things as they are & Don't mess with the flow. no. no. no & Stick to the status quo & This is not what I want & This is not what I planned & And I just gotta say & I do not understand & Something is really . no. no.

& Not another peep .& Creme Brulee & Keep your voice down low .Because of the callbacks? I can't have people staring at me.& Something's not right .& Hip-hop hooray .& We can do it .& Really wrong & And we've gotta get things back where they belong . . you.& We can do it .& She has got to go .& No .. .& Not another word .& No .& Not another sound .& We can do it .Not me.& Gotta play .& No & Everybody quiet! Why is everybody staring at you? .& Stick with what you know .

.I can't. no. no & Stick to the stuff you know & It is better by far to keep things as they are & Don't mess with the flow. man. You do not want to get into that. no & Stick to the status stick to the status & Stick to the status quo (all gasping) (Sharpay) Aah! I am so sorry. no. follow one simple rule & Don't mess with the flow. & No! No. no. no. no & Stick to the stuff you know & If you want to be cool. no & Stick to the status quo & No.

What is going on here? Look at this! That Gabriella girl just dumped her lunch on me! On purpose! It's all part of their plan to ruin our musical... It just doesn't seem right.Too much drama. Yeah. And now suddenly people are confessing. . and Zeke... Why do you think he auditioned? After all the hard work you've put into this show. And Troy and his basketball robots are obviously behind it.Yeah. . Zeke is baking. . What's that? Oh. a creamy custard with a caramelized surface.What's up? . creme brulee. You missed free-period workout to audition for a heinous musical. let's see..What's up? Oh.

.All right. the skater dudes are mingling. Whoa! Whoa! . . . Stuff that's not their stuff. You're thinking about show tunes..Ooh! ..Huh? You're tweaked because I put your stars . . Zeke! Look.Yo! Suddenly people think that they can do other stuff. . Even the drama geeks and the brainiacs suddenly think that they can. man? Our team is coming apart because of your singing thing.It's really satisfying..Shut up. Cards on the table right now.Look.. .. talk to us. do you see what's happening here.(boy) Head's up! .. when we've got a playoff game next week.

if he is planning some sort of practical joke in my chapel of the arts.. . Now.Twinkle Town? .Troy doesn't even sing. I give every student an even chance. Good luck on Broadway! Is Sharpay really.I knew it! Sounds like a winner.See? I knew it! . .. really mad at me? I said I was sorry... Darbus? Your all-star son turned up at my audition. which is a long and honorable tradition in the theater. you're wrong about that. . But. .Oh. Look. no one has beaten out Sharpay for a musical since kindergarten.in detention and now you're getting even. Something that you wouldn't understand.Hey. . But I will not allow my Twinkle Town musicale to be made into farce. What are you talking about. well.

. Hey. A lot. I thought since Troy Bolton's gonna be in your show.I'd rather stick pins in my eyes. If that girl could play both Romeo and Juliet. OK.Wouldn't that be awfully uncomfortable? . um. Sharpay. No. well. Troy Bolton is not in my show.. I told you it just happened. we were just singing. Did you ever feel like there's a whole other person inside you just looking for a way to come out? Not really. You won't convince Sharpay of that. We didn't even audition. but I liked it. (bell ringing) Let's go.I wasn't trying to beat anyone out. ... I thought maybe you could watch me play ball sometime. her own brother would be aced out. .

So this is your private hideout? Yeah. Unless we lose. Well. just like that cafeteria. Which means my buddies don't know it exists. . .Wow! It's like a jungle up here. . . I guess. I don't know what he'll say about the singing. You pretty much have the school wired. Thanks to the science club. don't you. Makes me practice a little harder.You worried? .No! Come on. Well. Troy? Seems to me like everyone on campus wants to be your friend. I just humiliated myself into the next century. .Yeah. tall person! I bake! If that helps. I'm sure it's tricky being the coach's son.Evaporate. .My parents friends are always saying.

. then ten seconds later you play like you're best friends because you didn't have to . a girl.. You know? I saw the way you treated Kelsi at the audition yesterday." Sometimes I don't wanna be the "basketball guy. I'm the playmaker dude. At my other schools I was the freaky math girl. They don't know enough about you. Do your friends know that guy? To them... Troy."Your son's the basketball guy. It's cool coming here and being. too. You even look like one. anyone I wanna be. Remember in kindergarten how you'd meet a kid and know nothing about them." I just wanna be a guy. When I was singing with you I just felt like. You must be so proud.

I never thought about singing.. That's for sure. uh.. So you really wanna do the callbacks? Hey.Singing with you felt like that. Well..Yeah. . (Troy singing) & Breaking. . And thanks for showing me your top-secret hiding place. Like kindergarten...be anything but yourself. just call me freaky callback boy.. & Creating space between us. (bell ringing) (both sigh) & We're soarin'. But not for the reasons your friends think.. . You're a cool guy. we're flyin'.. Troy. Till you.

guys.You seen Troy? ... uh. guys! Make it sharp! To the chest.No. focus! Focus! Get your head in the game! Move it! ... I. Let's hit the showers. Since you missed practice. guys.& There's not a star in heaven that we. Let's see that in the game.. Good hustle. Coach. guys.. I think your team deserves a little effort from you today. (whistle blows) Let's go. Work on some free throws. let's go! (whistle blows) That's it. think I'm gonna stay a while. (blows whistle) Again. & Flyin' & There's not a star in heaven that we.. come on! Pop it! Come on. Step with it! Let's go! Come on. . move it! Let's go! Come on.

. I guess you could call it that. too. You know. too. Ha-ha.Me. that's traveling.Wow. this is a closed practice. . I invented the space shuttle and microwave popcorn. And. Whoa! Don't tell me you're good at hoops.. Funny.Hey.Mm-hm. . Yeah. . . No. Oh! Microwave popcorn. So if I get kicked off the team it'll be on your conscience.I've been rehearsing with Kelsi. I missed practice. Or just a smelly gym. And the same day. by the way. . I once scored 41 points at a league championship game. chill. . Hey.No way. (laughing) Miss! I'm sorry. I wasn't the one who told you. that's really bad traveling. So this is your real stage.Gabriella. .

sir. Miss Montez. That girl is named Gabriella..Oh. She's very nice.Team rule. . your detention buddy.Not till the last player leaves.But you're not just a guy.Dad.Ah. not hers. she's not a problem. . . . That girl shows up. Coach Bolton. Nice meeting you. I'll see you later. detention was my fault.Dad. . Troy.. Troy. I'm sorry.She's just a girl. What you do effects not only this team. . this is Gabriella Montez. Not in my book.Or your team's.Dad. You're the team leader. . Helping you miss practice doesn't make her very nice. You as well. Dad. practice is over. You haven't missed practice in three years. . .. .

not a singer. . Who cares? Who cares? How about your most loyal best friend? . The championship games they don't come along all the time. not a musical singer person. we're not gonna win next week. Dad.They're something special.. Look. Danforth..It's him.Quiet in here.Yeah. And without you completely focused. I just did it.What? . Mr. Have you seen Michael Crawford on a cereal box? . a lot of things are special. you're a hoops dude. .Let's go.but the entire school. Miss Falsaff. right? Did you ever think maybe I could be both? . But you're a playmaker. What spell has this elevated-IQ temptress girl cast that suddenly makes you wanna be in musical? Look. . not me.

but just you wait. I won't attempt to understand the female mind. It's foreign territory. in it. she's seen that musical 27 times. if you play basketball. He was the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Not yet. Now my mom.Who's Michael Crawford? . you're gonna end up on the cereal box. . Why in her refrigerator? One of her crazy diet ideas. my friend. If you're in musicals. Yeah. So my point is. not on it. and put Michael Crawford's picture in our refrigerator. you'll end up in my mom's refrigerator.Exactly my point. How can you expect the rest of us to be focused on a game if you're off somewhere in leotards singing "Twinkle Town"? No one said anything about leotards..

then they've conquered the entire student body. the scholastic club goes from drool to cool. .Go.Mr. Miss Falsaff. And if those science girls get Gabriella hooked up with Troy Bolton. . we need to save our show from people who don't know the difference between a Tony Award and Tony Hawk.Look. They must be trying to figure out a way to make sure Troy and Gabriella beat us out. The jocks rule most of the school. we need you. Danforth. look. Captain. We need to talk. Do you think that'll work? It's the only way to save Troy and Gabriella from themselves.I tried to tell him. . . Really tried. Something isn't right. Big time. . Ryan.Hey. but if they get Troy into a musical.

Whatever.Cool." Hap Hadden. Sam Nedler. Let's go. Also known as "Sammy Slamma Jamma. class of '72. (bell ringing) So. But we're not Charlie's Angels. So we start tomorrow then. Chad. He was the MVP in the league championship game. the first thing. The "Thunder Clap. .OK. '95." Captain. . OK? I can dream.So we on? . . 12:05. MVP of the league championship team.. class of '02. . we're a go. can't I? (bell ringing) "Spider" Bill Netrine.Nice. Yes. We synched? .Then we're on go mode for lunch. . .Good.Yeah. my watch is 7:45 Mountain Standard time.

Troy! .We are. . Get your head in the game! Who was the first sophomore ever to make starting varsity? .Us! . .Guys. These Wildcat legends became legends because they never took their eye off the prize.Who voted him team captain this year? .Led the Wildcats to back-to-back city championships. one and all.And who is gonna get their butts kicked in Friday's championship game if Troy's worried about an audition? .Yes.Get your head in the game! . . come on.No.A legend. . Legends. But do you think that any of these Wildcat legends became legends by getting involved in musical auditions days before the league championships? .

There's 12 people on this team, not just me, Just 12? Oh, no, I think you're forgetting about one very important 13th member of our squad, - My dad, - Yes, Troy, Wildcat basketball champion, class of 1981, Champion, father, and now coach, It's a winning tradition like no other, From lowly Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon, to early warriors, medieval knights, All leading up to... ... lunkhead basketball man, Yes, our culture worshiped the aggressor throughout the ages and we end up with spoiled, overpaid bonehead athletes who contribute little to civilization other than slam dunks and touchdowns, That is the inevitable world of Troy Bolton,

But the path of the mind, the path we're on, ours is the path that has brought us these people: Eleanor Roosevelt, Frida Kahlo, Sandra Day O'Connor, Madame Curie, Jane Goodall, Oprah Winfrey and so many others who the world reveres, Uh, but, what is...? I've got Kelsi waiting for me to rehearse, Gabriella! Troy Bolton represents one side of evolution, And our side, the side of education and accomplishment is the future of civilization! This is the side where you belong, Guys, if you don't know that I'll put a 110% of my guts into that game, then you don't know me, - But we just thought... - I'll tell you what I thought,

I thought that you're my friends, Win together, lose together, teammates, - But suddenly the girl... and the singing, - Man, I'm for the team! I've always been for the team, She's just someone I met, All right the singing thing is nothing. A way to keep my nerves down. It means nothing to me. You're my guys and this is our team. Gabriella is not important. I'll forget about her, forget the audition and we'll get that championship. Everyone happy now? Behold lunkhead basketball man, So, Gabriella, we'd love to have you for the scholastic decathlon, Did you wanna grab some lunch? Well, we'll be there if you wanna come, - Wildcats! - Get your head in the game! Whoo!

& It's funny when you find yourself & Looking from the outside & I'm standing here but all I want is to be over there & Why did I let myself believe & Miracles could happen? & 'Cause now I have to pretend that I don't really care ... (team) Troy...Let's go! . wave your hands up in the air. they really got it going on & Wildcats in the house everybody sing out & Wildcats everywhere. sing along. Wildcats! & Everybody sing out & Wildcats everywhere wave your hands up in the air & That's the way we do it let's get to it.(girl) Go.. time to show the world & Wildcats. Troy. Troy.

& I thought you were my fairy tale & A dream when I'm not sleeping & A wish upon a star that's coming true & But everybody else could tell & That I confused my feelings with the truth & When there was me and you & I swore I knew the melody that I heard you singing & And when you smiled you made me feel like I could sing along & But then you went and changed the words & Now my heart is empty & I'm only left with used-to-bes and once upon a song & Now I know your not a fairy tale & And dreams were meant for sleeping & And wishes on a star just don't come true & 'Cause now even I can tell & That I confused my feelings with the truth .

. It's OK. So we're good. how you doin'? I wanna talk to you about something. Good about what? I wanna talk about the final callbacks. I don't wanna do the callbacks either. ooh. I get it. You've got your boys. ooh & I thought you felt it too & When there was me and you (students chattering) Hey.& 'Cause I liked the view & When there was me and you & I can't believe that I could be so blind & It's like you were floating while I was falling & And I didn't mind & Because I liked the view. ooh ooh. Troy. And here it is: I know what it's like to carry a load with your friends.

Captain! .Hey. Troy! .Go.What's with Troy? . . Me neither. (grunting) (frustrated grunt) Oh.Who are we trying to kid? You've got your team and I've got mine. . I'll do the scholastic decathlon and you'll win the championships. (horn blows) Gabriella? (horn) Go Wildcats! Hey. hey! .But I. ...Troy! Hey. It's where we belong.Don't worry about it. Wildcats.

. Oh. . wonderful... Because Gabriella won't even talk to me.. We just had another team meeting.I don't even wanna talk about it. That's what we're about. You're not gonna hear me sing. we're teammates.. we should boost you up. not tear you down. because we haven't heard you sing. I mean us. Even if you turn out to be the worst singer in the world.Huh? If singing is what you wanna do. . guys. not you. . . Win or lose.Hey. um.About the singing thing.. Yeah. We had a team meeting about how we haven't been acting like a team.. . We just want you to know that we're gonna be there. Which we don't know..Cheering for you.

We planned it.. We do. No. Gabriella. I'm on your team now. and I don't know why. You'll probably want to try one before we tell you the rest. we were jerks.. . We knew that Chad could get Troy to say things to make you want to forget about the callbacks. No one forced Troy to say anything.. We thought Troy and the whole singing thing was killing our chances of having you on the scholastic decathlon team. and we're embarrassed and sorry. I baked these fresh today. And you know what? It's OK. I heard what he had to say. we were worse than jerks because we were mean jerks. Done. not done. No.

The decathlon is whatever.Good night... but how you feel about us. No. Um.that's what really matters. it's time to move on.. (dog barking) Hi.Could you tell her I came by to see her? . Miss Montez.. . ..We should prepare for the decathlon. . Gabriella is kind of busy with homework. Troy .. and even more. Thank you. I made a mistake.Oh. Just came to say I'm sorry. so now's not a good time. . Miss Montez. Troy! (mouths) No. uh.Hi. I'm Troy Bolton. (phone beeping) . it's not OK. .I will.Good night. Troy. and I would really like to let Gabriella know that. (whispers) We tried.

The whole singing thing is making the school whack. I was sick of my friends riding me. Maybe because I don't wanna only be the basketball guy.What you heard.How about your dad? .And it's not about my dad. none of that is true. and I'm not letting the team down. .(phone ringing in receiver) (phone ringing) . so I said things to shut them up. Everyone's treating you differently because of it. it's theirs. They can't handle it. They let me down.Hello? . This is about how I feel. I didn't mean any of it. . The guy you met on vacation is more me than the guy who said those stupid things. That's not my problem. You said so yourself. You sounded pretty convincing to me.

& This could be the start of something new & It feels so right to be here with you & Oh & And now lookin' in your eyes & I feel in my heart & The start of something. new It's a pairs audition. . players yelling) Whoo. Troy... Yeah! Zn4. What about you? . What do you mean? Turn around.Well. and by doing that. Because I brought you something.. (whistle blows. you need to say yes.. you end up with two.I don't know. ...So I'm gonna sing. .

Oh.. gotta go. Got it? Yes! What's happening? Come here. Go ahead and put five grams of this in.. . Causing the color to change from pink to blue. See you guys later! Whoa! You're late! (both) &.... and two. and that causes it to change from an acidic state. Just like those pH strips... strength to believe & We're soarin' & Flyin' & There's not a star in heaven that we can't reach & Bop bop bop.

(scoffs) & Like a wave the ocean just.. we're breakin' free (gasps) Wow.(Troy) & If we're tryin' (both) & Yeah. So. (Darbus) I don't want to hear any more about Troy and that Montez girl... I know. at the same time. our callbacks on Thursday and the basketball game and scholastic decathlon are on Friday. They sound good... I'm proud to call you my sister. We have to do something. Too bad all these events weren't happening on the same day.. if you're telling me as co-presidents of the drama club that changing the callbacks . OK. .. That wouldn't work out because then Troy and Gabriella wouldn't be able to make..

It was crazy. straight to the top. I might actually agree with you. Do you know something about this. small person? Miss Darbus thinks she's protecting the show.And the scholastic decathlon.I smell a rat named Darbus.would be what's best for our theater program.I think two rats. up to the top & And wipe away your inhibitions & Stomp.. but Ryan and Sharpay are only concerned with protecting themselves.Why would they do that? . Callbacks the same time as the game? . Is that a yes? & Bop bop bop. (Chad) No problem at all. Do you know what I'll do to those two show dogs? . stomp. . stomp do the romp and strut your stuff & Bop bop bop.. neither named Darbus. man. .

come here.. my gosh! What? Thank you! . . (both) Ta-da! Oh.Now who's in? .You know I'm in.Nothing. maybe. my goodness! . (classroom chatter) . Now this is only gonna happen if we all work together. . We're not gonna do anything to them.Oh.. Except to sing. we have something for you too.A pi pie.Oh. .(gasps) . .Yeah.Oh. look. to yours. it's an equation. Watch. Oh! That's awful! Stay right there. From our team.

.U .G .Well.A. .M . Go dray. seems we Wildcats are in for an interesting afternoon. me too. G-O-D. I know all about the pressure.. Probably too much of it has come from me. .Ugh! .. that'll come or it won't. Go. What I want is for you to have fun. You know what I want from you today? .O . Go dra. . Well.D .L .The championship.B Exclamation point. .C. you had your turn. .Hey. ... students yelling) (rhythmic clapping) How you feeling? ..A . dra.Yeah.R .Drame? (bell ringing..Wish I could suit up and play with you.Nervous.

mah! . . mah! .Mah.Eeh! Eeh! .Energy. drummers drumming) (announcer) Welcome to the tenth annual Scholastic Decathlon.Ow! Ow! Stop! .What I really want is to see my son having the time of his life playing the game we both love. mah. right here. mah.. and I will sleep with a smile on my face no matter what the score.. Thanks. Dad.. The East High Wildcats versus the West High Knights. Hello! Right here.I trust you. Coach.. (vocal gibberish) ...Mah. You give me that. . . uh. (cheering.

I commend you and all other young artists to hold out for the moon. que fabulosa! (trills tongue) Ay! Ay! Ay! .. Shall we soar together? Sharpay and Ryan! Mucho gusto! Ay..Arriba! . A joy and a burden.Come on.for this championship game between East High and West High! Casting the leads of a show is both a challenge and a responsibility. let's do it..Quien es bailar? & Me la me . (announcer) And now introducing your East High Wildcats! Let's go! Go! . the sun and the stars.(all) Whoo! .

grindin' out my best & Anything it takes to climb the ladder of success (both) & Work our tails off every day & Gotta bump the competition blow them all away . shootin' for the stars & Baby to be number one you've got to raise the bar & Kickin' and a scratchin'. bop. bop bop to the top & Slip and slide and ride that rhythm & Jump and hop hop till we drop & And start again & Zip zap zop pop like a mop & Scoot around the corner .& Caliente! .& Suave! & Yeah we're gonna & Bop.& I believe in dreamin'.

shimmy.. the coveted championship trophy! (cheerleaders cheering in background) (blows whistle) East High wins the opening tip. bop to the top & Don't ever stop bop to the top & Gimme.. gimme. pushing the ball up the court.& Move it to the groove till the music stops & Do the bop bop. (ding) (man) East High. shimmy Wildcats! (announcer). We did it! Great job! & Shake some booty and turn around & Flash a smile in their direction .

... time for an orderly exit from the gym. Driving the lane. We have a problem. Everyone please remain calm. Stop the game. Wildcats. Go. (whistle) We've got a timeout on the court here.& Show some muscle & Do the Hustle All right. go.. (buzzer sounds) We seem to be experiencing some technical difficulties. (buzzing) And West High pushes the ball around the perimeter on the offensive end. Nice ball movement by West High. Referee has signaled timeout. go. shot is up and.. go. Stop the game.

In the meantime. (both) & Yeah. per safety regulations. hi! Call me. we're gonna bop. stop & Till we reach the top & Bop to the top (applause) Oh.We'll get this figured out real soon. please. stump. Do you see why we love the theater.& Wipe away your inhibitions & Stump. stump do the romp & And strut your stuff & Bop. .& Bop to the top . Thank you. bop straight to the top & Going for the glory & We'll keep stepping up and we just won't stop. we need to all make an orderly exit from the gym. bop . bop. bop.

Well. wait! .people? Well done! Ah. . . please! Please! . . that's show biz. Congratulations to all. as I have often pointed out. Gabriella Montez.Miss Darbus.The theater.We'll sing without a piano. Wait! Miss Darbus. it's far too late and we have not got a pianist. . I don't know what's going on here. we are done here. waits for no one.They'll be here. Troy? Gabriella? .I called your names. I'm sorry. Well.We're ready. . Troy Bolton. twice. we can sing.Rules are rules! (students murmur) We'll be happy to do it again for our fellow students. The cast list will be posted. but in any event. .

You really don't wanna do that. Ready on stage.Oh. Remember? Like kindergarten. flyin' & There's not a star in heaven that we can't reach & If we're trying so we're breaking free & You know the world can see us & In a way that's different than who we are & Creating space between us till we're separate hearts . Pianist here. Like the first time we sang together. not with all these people staring at me. you won't. Hey.Oh. Miss Darbus. yes. Troy. no. . Now that's show biz. Right at me. look at me. (Kelsi plays intro) I can't do it. right at me. . I really do. & We're soarin'. hey.

& Flyin' .& Oh. in our very soul & Very soul. ooh & Rising till it lifts us up so everyone can see & We're breakin' free .& We're soarin' .& We're soarin' & Flyin' & There's not a star in heaven that we can't reach & If we're tryin' & Yeah. we're breakin' free .& But your faith it gives me strength strength to believe .& Oh & Can you feel it building & Like a wave the ocean just can't control & Connected by a feeling Ooh.& We're breakin' free . we're breakin' free .

& If we're trying .& Flyin' & There's not a star in heaven that we can't reach .& There's not a star in heaven that we can't reach . more than me & Not a want.& Yeah.& We're breaking free .& Soarin' . but a need & Both of us breakin' free . yeah & More than hope. we're breaking free . we're breakin' free . more than faith & This is true.& Ooh.& Oh. this is fate & And together we see it comin' & More than you.& Climbin' & To get to that place to be all that we can be & Now's the time & So we're breaking free .& Runnin' .& Ooh! .

yeah! (announcer) And West High pushin' the ball. we're breaking free & Oh & You know the world can see us & In a way that's different than who we are (applause and cheering) Whoo! .& Now's the time . climbin' & To get to the place to be all that we can be .(girl) Amazing. Looking for an open man.& Ooh.& We're runnin' .& Now's the time & We're breaking free & Oh. Fast break.& If we're tryin' & Yeah. we're breaking free & Breaking free .(boy) That's amazing! . .

Shot's up! And it's good! A 12-foot jump shot as time expires for the victory! East High has won the championship! Your East High Wildcats are champions! Congratulations.(player) What team? .(all) Wildcats! .Oh. East High! (crowd chants) Troy! Troy! Troy! .Thanks. Looks for a man on the inside. Ball on the perimeter. Fake. . Nice screen.Congratulations. but it's stolen by number heading back the other way! East High has the ball! Time is running down on the clock! Looking for an open man.Wildcats! . Swing to the outside. Coming through! Coming through! Coming through! .What team? .

Bravo! . ..What team? .No.Like on a date? . bro! . you're going with me to the after-party.Aw.What about your team? We won too! Yo! Team voted you the game ball.Must be your lucky day. congratulations. So.Wildcats! .Congratulations. son! .(boy) Troy. right? . Well. you're the man! . Dad! .. thank you.I'm proud of you. thanks.Brava! . Thanks a lot.. yeah. Captain! Yeah. Chad just asked me out.Wildcats! . you! .Get your head in the game! Oh. Wildcat! .

Ew. but I think you're really good. . together everyone & Together. Here we go! & Together. In theater that means good luck. . bye-bye.Yeah! Whoo.Wait. You deserve it.Thanks. I baked you some cookies. playmaker. were there for . why wouldn't you? Now.Nice game. that's what I'm talkin' about. let's have some fun & Together. . Composer. together. so.. .I'll be the understudy in case you can't make a show. here's your game ball.... . . Hey. together.(all cheer) . Sharpay. I'm sorry you didn't get the lead.And. come on. .I admire you so much. break a leg. .

together come on.& We make each other strong . yeah & That all our dreams have no limitations .(both) & Each other strong & Were not the same.each other every time & Together. now & Everyone is special in their own way . we're different in a good way & Together's where we belong & We're all in this together & Once we know that we are we're all stars and we see that & We're all in this together & And it shows when we stand hand in hand . let's do this right & Here and now it's time for celebration & I finally figured out & Yeah.& That's what it's all about .& Come on.

yeah & The party's on. together come on. together together. now everybody make some noise & Come on. together come on. yeah. everyone & Together. scream and shout & We've arrived because we stuck together & Champions one and all & We're all in this together & Once we know that we are we're all stars & And we see that . let's do this right & We're all here and speaking out with one voice & We're gonna rock the house. we're there for each other every time & Together.& Make our dreams come true & Everybody now & Together. let's have some fun & Together.

we can fly know inside & We can make it & We're all in his together & Once we see there's a chance that we have and we take it & Wildcats sing along & Yeah.we're all in this together & And it shows when we stand hand in hand & Make our dreams come & We're all in this together & When we reach. you really got it goin' on & Wildcats in the house & Everybody say it now & Wildcats everywhere wave your hands up in the air & That's the way we do it let's get to it & Time to show the world Hey! .

here we go! & We're all in this together & Once we know that we are we're all stars and we see that & We're all in this together & And it shows when we stand hand in hand & Make our dreams come true & We're all in this together & When we reach. everyone! .Ho! Hey! Ho! All right. we can fly know inside we can make it & We're all in this together & Once we see there's a chance that we have and we take it & Wildcats everywhere wave your hands up in the air & That's the way we do it let's get to it & Come on.

let's get to it & Time to show the world & Wildcats sing along & Yeah. (boy) Whoo.Yeah! . & Wildcats sing along & They really got it goin' on & Wildcats in the house & Everybody sing out & Wildcats everywhere. you really got it goin' on & Wildcats in the house & Everybody say it now . Whoo! Yeah! Go.. wave your hands up in the air & That's the way we do it.(giggles) Whoo.

Zeke? I might even make you a creme brulee. wave your hands up in the air & That's the way we do it.& Wildcats everywhere. let's get to it & Time to show. (panting) These cookies are genius! The best things I've ever tasted! Will you make some more for me. ...