In 2006, High School Musical danced its way onto television screens. The Disney TV movie, aimed at a teenage audience, followed the story of Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez – two students who find romance while taking part in a high school stage production.
Upon making its debut, High School Musical was a monster hit with TV audiences, guaranteeing more movies would soon follow. But how many High School Musical movies are there and what is the correct viewing order?
Well… it’s probably more movies than you might expect. For all the details and more keep reading!
The High School Musical movies in order
To date there are four main entries in the High School Musical movie series. The movies appear in the following order:
- High School Musical (2006)
- High School Musical 2 (2007)
- High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
- Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure (2011)
The first three films revolve around the same group of students as they attend East High School, while the fourth film, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, is a spin-off feature focusing on Sharpay Evans – a popular character who appeared in the previous movies.
The international High School Musical movies
In addition to the four American-produced High School Musical movies listed above, the High School Musical series was accompanied by four international, standalone, spin-off movies. These films – which exist separate to their American counterparts – were created for international audiences, with region-specific dialogue and music.
The four movies are:
- High School Musical: El Desafío (2008)
- High School Musical: El Desafio (2008)
- High School Musical: O Desafio (2010)
- High School Musical: China (2010)
None of the above movies feature any of the characters from the American films. In terms of a breakdown of the films: High School Musical: El Desafío (2008) is an Argentinian movie, the similar sounding High School Musical: El Desafio (2008) is a Mexican movie, High School Musical: O Desafio (2010) is a Brazilian movie, and High School Musical: China (2010) is a Chinese movie.
Who are the cast of the High School Musical movies?
Notable cast members in the High School Musical movie series include Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Austin Butler, Cameron Goodman, Fernando Dente, Agustina Vera, Cristóbal Orellana, Mariana Magaña, Olavo Cavalheiro, and Renata Ferreira.
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