The Plot: The students from the school where the High School Musical films were shot stage a musical production based on the franchise.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Stars: Joshua Bassett, Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie
Director: Tim Federle
Ricky decides to audition for East High's fall musical, "High School Musical," in an effort to rekindle his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Nini. E.J. is jealous and reeling after losing the leading role of "Troy" to Ricky, and Miss Jenn tells the conflicted leading lady, Nini, to "trust the process." E.J and Gina are together now and are plotting a big plan while Nini is Confused in her Relationship with E.J. After Nini discovers that E.J. isn't who she thinks he is, Ashlyn gets caught in the middle. Gina and E.J. team up as "wonderstudies," and Ricky gets an unexpected visitor at home. Miss Jenn organizes a girl's night out with Kourtney and Nini to help Nini shake off the boy drama, while the rest of the theater kids attend the East High Homecoming dance, where Carlos learns to dance like everyone's watching. When Miss Jenn is placed on temporary leave and rehearsals are put on hold, the students rally together to defend their drama teacher. A rambunctious Thanksgiving "cast party" at Ashlyn's ends with surprising news for Gina, while Miss Jenn and Mr. Mazzara accidentally spend the holiday together at East High. When the cast and crew unexpectedly need to find a new location to "tech" their production, Carlos secures a spooky theater downtown, forcing Miss Jenn to confront old demons. After months of rehearsals, the theater kids gear up for an unforgettable opening night. But when unexpected audience members show up to shake the cast to its core, will the show "go on" if the Wildcats aren't all in this together? Ricky, Nini, Gina, and the Wildcats gather at Ashlyn's for a New Year's Eve party. Miss Jenn runs into the new North High rival theatre teacher her ex-boyfriend - and at the stroke of midnight, shocking revelations come to the surface. It's Spring Musical audition time. These could either be a beauty or a beast. In a tale as old as time, Valentine's Day is filled with missed connections and mixed signals. Drama storms through the "Beauty and the Beast" rehearsal. Gina and Seb rally the group to throw Carlos the music and dance-filled Quinceañero he never had. East High attends an improv intensive after their confidence is shaken by North High's viral video. When the Wildcats suspect that North High has stolen a key costume piece, they infiltrate their rival school and end up in a competitive dance-off. Miss Jenn goes face to face and toe to toe with Zack Roy. And an emboldened Nini takes a big risk. When the Wildcats are benched from rehearsal for a week, tensions rise to the surface during Career Day. Big Red questions if Ashlyn understands his dreams; Howie makes a surprising move with Kourtney; E.J. shocks his dad with a revelation; and Ricky and Nini visit an old haunt. When the Wildcats are benched from rehearsal for a week, tensions rise to the surface during Career Day. Big Red questions if Ashlyn understands his dreams; Howie makes a surprising move with Kourtney; E.J. shocks his dad with a revelation; and Ricky and Nini visit an old haunt. When Gina finds herself stranded at the airport over Spring Break, a surprise run-in changes her. Meanwhile, the separated Wildcats find a way to bond over a song during their break, as Ricky finally sees his mom again. After rehearsals fail, the cast breaks into separate sleepovers to brainstorm ideas. But as countdown to opening nights loom, secrets rise between Nini and Gina, Seb and Carlos have a first fight, and Ricky receives an unexpected call.