High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: Season 1 (2019 - 2020)

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

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Though fans may find what they've been looking for in its nostalgic stylings, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series follows a little too closely in its predecessors steps to truly be the start of something new.

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Critic Ratings: 32

80%

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Air date: Nov 8, 2019

East High is going to stage "High School Musical: The Musical" and junior Nini is ready to play Gabriella; her new boyfriend, E.J., can't wait to audition with her, but her ex, Ricky, is suddenly into musicals; transfer student Gina is determined to nab the role of Gabriella.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2019

Dramatic tension is running high as rehearsals kick off and the cast members need to get their heads in the game; with Ricky now playing the part of Troy, Nini is doing whatever it takes to ensure he doesn't find his way back into her heart; Miss Jenn makes an executive decision to squash the rehearsal drama and cut right to a pivotal scene.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2019

E.J. discovers the video of Nini singing to Ricky and then finds a heartfelt voicemail from Ricky, which he impulsively deletes; Nini misses an important rehearsal and suspects Gina as the source of her troubles; during rehearsal, E.J. warns Ricky to stay away from Nini.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2019

Nini and E.J.'s relationship is tested when Nini realizes E.J. has been lying since they met; Gina comes to E.J. with a scheme to take the part of Gabriella away from Nini; Ricky's parents drop a devastating bombshell.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2019

Miss Jenn has a girl's night out with Kourtney and Nini to help shake off the boy drama; the rest of the theater kids attend the East High Homecoming dance, where Carlos learns to dance like everyone's watching.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2019

East High's principal places Miss Jenn on a 24-hour leave as the school board investigates accusations made against her; in her temporary absence, Carlos is put in charge of the production's rehearsals, but accidentally lets it slip that Miss Jenn could lose her job and the reason why; E.J. and Nini finally have a heart-to-heart.

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Air date: Dec 20, 2019

Ashlyn arranges a party for the theater students at her house over Thanksgiving break; Ricky finds out some interesting news from his mother; Carlos tries out his homemade "High School Musical" board game; Nini makes an effort to connect with Gina.

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Air date: Dec 27, 2019

The cast must secure a new location for the big show, but Miss Jenn clearly has some bad memories related to the new space; E.J. snoops through Miss Jenn's audition notes and isn't happy with what he finds; Nini tells Kourtney about possibly applying for a drama academy in Colorado.

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Air date: Jan 3, 2020

It's opening night and Kourtney, who has been reluctantly filling in as understudy, finds her own voice; Ricky gazes out into the audience, sees an uninvited guest and performs something truly unexpected; Mr. Mazzara agrees to help Big Red with the tech equipment.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2020

After Ricky's surprise act, Nini finds her feelings for him intensify, but must focus on her stage presence; there are plenty more plot twists in store for the whole cast in the second act and after the show.

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Cast & Crew

Joshua Bassett
Ricky

Actor
Olivia Rodrigo
Nini

Actor
Matt Cornett
E.J.

Actor
Kate Reinders
Miss Jenn

Actor
Julia Lester
Ashlyn

Actor
Larry Saperstein
Big Red

Actor
Sofia Wylie
Gina

Actor
Dara Reneé
Kourtney

Actor
Mark St. Cyr
Mr. Mazzara

Actor
Tim Federle
Executive Producer
Oliver Goldstick
Executive Producer
Bill Borden
Executive Producer
Barry Rosenbush
Executive Producer
Tamra Davis
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: Season 1

Audience Reviews for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: Season 1

  • May 26, 2022
    Es muy simple, pero con mucho corazón adentro, es emocionante, increible, alocada y muy superficial en burlarse a serie y lo que se roba es Olivia Rodrigo como nini
  • Aug 26, 2021
    Wait a minute... this show is actually good?
  • Jul 04, 2021
    So good! I watched it as it came out, and was so excited for season 2. Even though it took over a year, I'm so happy season 2 is out. Overall, this season and show in general is amazing. I thought it would be a HSM remake TV show type thing, but I was pleasantly surprised. Perfect casting for each role, and Rodrigo and Bassett are standouts, but everyone shines in their own way.
  • Jun 29, 2021
    Cringe, but I can't stop watching it.
  • Jun 18, 2021
    Unexpectedly a wonderful addition to the "High School Musical" franchise, this series manages to bring elements from the original trilogy, while adding some fresh elements to its formula. The result is an emotionally investing drama/ comedy that utilizes its ensemble cast to great effect. Each actor provides something special to the team and the chemistry between them, especially Rodrigo and Bassett, is a joy to watch. The characters themselves are memorable, with most of them undergoing well written character arcs through the season. It walks the line between rehash and slight nostalgia at times, but mostly utilizes this to make a funny, lighthearted show, that fans are likely to enjoy, with great original music numbers to enjoy. The weaknesses in show lie with the reliance on sticking to tropes from the films. This can make the show feel generic and predictable at times, especially in the first half of the series. The drama in the storyline can also be written quite poorly at times and, in the first half of the show, due to this lead characters are unlikeable for a large part of the series. 7.5/10
  • Jun 07, 2021
    The production quality and script was beyond awful coming from Disney. Every overused trope that comes to mind was used and the acting was only as good as the mediocre lines that had to be delivered. Overall, it was a waste of talented young actors being made to deliver bad quality material.
  • May 30, 2021
    The first season was really good but i believe the relationship between Nini and Ricky is not meant to be.
  • May 22, 2021
    As a big fan of High School Musical, I love how this show incorporates the same feeling as the movies, but in a totally different and fresh way! The songs are great and the dramas of the theatre kids are well-developed! Looking forward to season 2!
  • May 18, 2021
    nahhh i prefer the original
  • May 15, 2021
    I absolutely love this show. I love the music and the character and everything in between. It's my favorite show I 100% recommend it to everyone

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