High School Musical was Disney Channel's most watched film that year with 7.7 million viewers in its premiere broadcast in the US until August's premiere of The Cheetah Girls 2, which achieved 8.1 million viewers.
In this first sequel to Disney's High School Musical, student Troy Bolton stresses over getting a job, with the price of college looming on his mind, as well as trying to make sure he and Gabriella Montez are able to stay together all summer. Everyone is anxious for the final school bell, except Ms. Halfway through her speech, the final bell rings and the school goes chaotic ("What Time Is It? After celebrating, the cast talks about how they need summer jobs. Then type your knowledge, add image or You Tube video till "Good-o-meter" shows "Cool" or "Awesome! Don't hesitate to explain what songwriters and singer wanted to say. [Gabriella] I just don't belong here I hope you understand [Troy] I'm trying to understand [Gabriella] Hey! If this song really means something special to you, describe your feelings and thoughts.When he auditions for the Twinkle Towne musical with Gabriella Montez and lands a callback, his life and school is turned upside down.However, tragedy strikes when his own team tricks him into saying that Gabriella and the callbacks don't matter to him at all with Gabriella watching the whole thing.
High school diva Sharpay Evans (Ashley Tisdale) will do anything to sabotage the friendship between Troy and Gabriella and also get a lead in the school musical, assisted by her twin brother Ryan (Lucas Grabeel).