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'DWTS' Troupe Performs 'High School Musical' Tribute on Disney Night (Video)

'DWTS' Troupe Performs 'High School Musical' Tribute on Disney Night (Video)

Dancing With The Stars just performed the ultimate tribute to High School Musical and we are living for it!

Just ahead of Frankie Muniz‘s performance, the pro cast showed off their skills to “We’re All In This Together” for an amazing dance tribute!

If you remember, Monique Coleman was the first HSM alum to compete on the show in season 4. She was partnered with Louis Van Amstel and came in 4th place.

Corbin Bleu partnered up with Karina Smirnoff for season 17, and was the runner-up.

Pro Allison Holker was actually in the first two HSM movies, and bonus — Jenna Johnson‘s brother Skyler actually played a young Troy Bolton in High School Musical 3!

Check it out below!

Vanessa Hudgens Would Definitely Make 'High School Musical 4' If It Was THAT Fan-Made HSM4

Vanessa Hudgens Would Definitely Make 'High School Musical 4' If It Was THAT Fan-Made HSM4

Vanessa Hudgens is totally on board to make that High School Musical 4 movie, inspired by that fan-made trailer.

Speaking with Young Hollywood recently, the actress, who played Gabriella Montez in the movies, revealed that she was majorly impressed by the visual.

“I saw it on Monique [Coleman]‘s Instagram, actually,” Vanessa says of the first time she saw it. “I kind of died [watching it]. I loved it.”

The visual saw the core six Wildcats reunite in many different ways.

“I had dinner with Ashley [Tisdale] that night after watching it and I was like ‘Babe, did you see this? It’s insane.’ She was like ‘Oh my God, yea. If we did that movie, I’d do that movie.’”

So, Vanessa would be in, Ashley is in, Monique is in. KayCee Stroh is in and maybe Lucas Grabeel too.

Disney, time to wake up!

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'High School Musical' Stars Monique Coleman and Lucas Grabeel Would Be Up For THAT Movie Reunion

'High School Musical' Stars Monique Coleman and Lucas Grabeel Would Be Up For THAT Movie Reunion

Last month, the internet lost it when a fan-made High School Musical trailer made its way online again.

The visual saw the core six Wildcats reunite in many different ways and had us all screaming at our screens and shooting off emails to Disney to make THIS movie asap — and it looks like at least three of the stars of the first three movies would be up for it.

KayCee Stroh was one of the first to share the trailer on Twitter, so she’s in.

And so is Lucas Grabeel: “Yeah, I saw it. Kenny Ortega tweeted it and I watched it. It’s great,” he told J-14.


Lucas added, “Yeah, of course. If Disney calls, my door is always open. We work well together.”

Monique Coleman, aka Taylor McKessie, would be in too.

“Honestly, I would do that movie!” she shared with AfterBuzz in a recent interview.

We all know that director Kenny Ortega is in, too. He did say he’d return to direct if Disney offered.

So, for that movie, would Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens, Corbin Bleu, and Zac Efron be in too?

A Fan-Made 'High School Musical' 10 Years Later Movie Trailer Is Everything We've Ever Wanted - Watch!

A Fan-Made 'High School Musical' 10 Years Later Movie Trailer Is Everything We've Ever Wanted - Watch!

Don’t lie to us and tell us you haven’t once thought about another High School Musical movie where we actually catch up with the Wildcats to see what they’re all up to now hasn’t crossed your mind.

Earlier today, a fan-made trailer doing just that found its way online, and obviously, fans are going nuts and now we need this movie made ASAP!

The trailer shows that Troy and Gabriella (Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens) have been broken up for a while, but yet he’s still in touch with Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale), reminiscing about what might’ve been for them.

Sharpay and Chad (Corbin Bleu) actually work together somehow and Ryan (Lucas Grabeel) is a father!

Check out the fake trailer below now!

'High School Musical 2' Turns 10: Five Facts You Definitely Didn't Know About The Movie

'High School Musical 2' Turns 10: Five Facts You Definitely Didn't Know About The Movie

JJJ‘s been celebrating High School Musical 2‘s 10 Year Anniversary all day long and we don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

The second movie in the best franchise ever — starring Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Lucas Grabeel and Monique Coleman — broke so many records when it debuted.

High School Musical 2 is actually, TO THIS DAY, still the highest rated Disney Channel Original Movie premiere ever — they had a massive 17.2 million premiere viewers when it first came out.

That’s still such an insane number.

To celebrate even more, JJJ rounded up 5 FACTS you definitely didn’t know about the flick before now. Check them out below!

  • On set, the director had a yawn jar! Nobody was allowed to yawn and if they did, they had to put some money in the jar.
  • In the movie, Gabriella Montez’s ringtone is “You Are the Music in Me” and Sharpay Evans’s ringtone is “Fabulous”.
  • Apparently, Zac was quite the prankster. He was always tossing water balloons at the cast and crew. (Don’t worry — they got him back by toilet papering his dressing room.)
  • The pink piano used in Sharpay’s performance of “Fabulous” was repainted white and used in the performance of “Everyday” at the end of the movie.
  • The assignments thrown at the beginning of “What Time is It” were actual assignments completed by actual students at East High in Salt Lake City. Each individual assignment had to be checked for inappropriate or embarrassing information before they filmed the scene. We’re sure you could read those too. LOL!

Also, let’s give a little love to “Work This Out”!

High School Musical's Real-Life East High Was Destroyed in a Flash Flood

High School Musical's Real-Life East High Was Destroyed in a Flash Flood

The real-life Wildcats are in dire straits this week, as the high school where the iconic Disney Channel Original movie High School Musical was filmed has been flooded.

On Wednesday, July 26, a flash flood in Salt Lake City damaged homes and schools, including the beloved East High School, Seventeen reports.

High School Musical actress KayCee Stroh broke the news on Instagram to her followers.

“Sad day at East High today,” she wrote, “A rain storm has triggered a flash flood. Basement is completely flooded, here is the cafeteria and they are trying to save the famous basketball court as we speak! Fingers crossed for our iconic #easthighschool.”

We hope they do everything they can to preserve both the basketball court where Troy (Zac Efron) grappled with picking between singing and basketball and the cafeteria where Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale) silenced the entire room in song.

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Kenny Ortega Would 100% Return To Direct 'High School Musical 4'

Kenny Ortega Would 100% Return To Direct 'High School Musical 4'

We’ve talked about this before — High School Musical wouldn’t be anything if not for Kenny Ortega, and our #1 wish is for him to direct the much-talked about fourth movie in the franchise.

And guess what? He’s up for it!

“I would like to. I would like to be a part of it in any way that I can,” Kenny shared with People’s Choice. “I had the time of my life it started a whole new career for me.”

“If High School Musical 4 worked out with my schedule and Gary [Marsh] and the team request my involvement, I would be very, very open to it.”

BREAK OUT THAT HAPPY DANCE NOW!

Kenny also talked about just how much HSM meant to him, and kicked off this brand new career, which ultimately led him to Descendants.

“I’ve said this so many times, but I’m walking in my dreams,” he says. “I’m doing exactly what I’ve wanted to do, all my life. The last decade plus has been extraordinary and that I get to play with music and dance-driven storytelling, the Disney Channel has offered me a voice and an opportunity that is rare today.”

MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

The 'HSM' & 'Descendants' Casts Are More Similar Than You Think They Are

The 'HSM' & 'Descendants' Casts Are More Similar Than You Think They Are

You wouldn’t think there would really be any similarities between Descendants and High School Musical — besides Kenny Ortega, of course — but there are.

In a new interview with People’s Choice, the famed director opened up about how the similarities aren’t in the story, but in the casts.

“I think both projects, the actors that we’ve selected to play these roles, have a deep connection with each other, they are family,” Kenny says. “There is a chemistry that they share and I think that comes across.”

He continues, “It’s something that lives underneath the dialog, underneath the music, underneath the dancing. You feel something when you look at these people together on a screen and I think that our fans connect with that. I think there’s where the similarities are.”

It’s magic!

“I also think the similarities also exist in the casting choices that we made…all of the actors that we cast in High School Musical share something in common with the cast of Descendants and Descendants 2,” Kenny adds. “That is their sincerity, their enthusiasm, and their desire to be there and to make it special.”

Giving us all the feels!

Descendants 2 premieres TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Freeform and Lifetime.