The students from the school where the High School Musical films were shot stage a musical production based in the franchise.
Cast: Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo, Kate Reinders, Sofia Wylie, Matt Cornett, Dara Renee, Julia Lester, Frankie A. Rodriguez, Larry Saperstein, Mark St. Cyr, Joe Serafini, Alexis Nelis
It's Act Two of opening night, and the stakes have never been higher. After last-minute cast changes in Act One - and so much left unsaid between Ricky and Nini - there's more drama offstage than on.
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?
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.
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 Miss Jenn is placed on temporary leave and rehearsals are put on hold, the students rally together to defend their drama teacher.
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.
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.
E.J and Gina are together now and are plotting a big plan while Nini is Confused in her Relationship with E.J.
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."
A group of students at East High stages a performance of "High School Musical" for the winter theater production, only to realize that there is as much drama that happens offstage as there is onstage.