stars Vanessa Hudgens, 27, Ashley Tisdale, 30, Lucas Grabeel, 31, Corbin Bleu, 26, and Monique Coleman, 35, recently reunited in a Los Angeles high school gym to celebrate the Disney Channel movie's 10-year anniversary, the Walt Disney Company announced on Sunday.Notably missing at the event was Zac Efron, 28, who played main character Troy, the love interest of Hudgens' Gabriella..Members of the cast of the cult teen film series have reunited several times in the past few years. @_moniquecoleman @corbinbleu @ashleytisdale @Vanessa Hudgens #10years.""Spent the morning with these babes reminiscing about the movie that changed all of our lives!
That's what those Wildcats at Albuquerque's East High are realizing as they embark on their fantabulous senior year.
No longer will life just be about basketball games and summer jobs and high school musicals: Graduation is just around the corner and semi-adulthood lurks on the horizon—and so, it seems, do some bittersweet good-byes.
Troy and Gabriella, East High's dancing and singing royal couple, are planning to attend different colleges.
Gabriella's nailed down a prestigious spot at Stanford University, while Troy's torn between playing basketball for the University of Albuquerque—his dad's first choice, not his—and hoofing it over to The Juilliard School in New York. Meanwhile, dimpled-but-dastardly Sharpay plots another takeover of East High's last musical—and a chance to finally sing that elusive duet with Troy. But, really, who loves the is cinematic comfort food, bursting with everything fans have come to love about the series: Ear-catching tunes, foot-stomping dances, Troy and Gabbie making googly eyes at each other and Sharpay being ... is stuffed with more lessons than second-year algebra.
salutes friendship, family, responsibility and opportunity. It embraces the idea of dreaming big—a time-honored Disney theme that, in other movies, can sometimes feel a tad irresponsible.
But here, wishing upon a star is tempered by the onrushing reality of adulthood.
"Maybe I don't see life as a ball game anymore, man," Troy tells best friend Chad.
After a bit of hesitation, Gabriella decides to attend Stanford—a bittersweet but responsible action that forces her out of East High early.
Trailing by 21 points, the Wildcats turn halftime into opportunity time as Coach Bolton (Troy's father) says, "You've only got 16 minutes left in a Wildcat uniform. Be a team." As if to underscore that point, star player Troy dishes off the potential winning shot to a bench-warming underclassman. It's far easier to play someone else than to be yourself, the drama teacher instructs.