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High School Musical - Popular Entertainment That's Here To Stay

Jun 28, 2008
Children's entertainment is quickly changing. Television shows that were popular one minute quickly disappear; the current "hot" song bursts on the scene and just as quickly, fades out. However, kids always gravitate toward attractive characters in compelling stories about enduring elements of their lives. The ongoing popularity of Disney's High School Musical is due to the way it touches many of the elements that kids like.

The plot of High School Musical centers on how Troy, the captain of the basketball team and Gabriella, a shy and very smart transfer student resist everyone else's expectations and audition for their high school's winter musical. Because the story centers on the struggles between members of two different social groups, its author and many critics refer to it as a contemporary Romeo and Juliet. Young people have continually struggled with expectations placed on them by their peers, and High School Musical adeptly shares this.

High School Musical also celebrates the importance of performance and accomplishment. All kids dream of being capable enough to excel for an audience, whether on the playing field, at an academic competition, or on the stage. In High School Musical, children see characters with courage and talent working hard to do their best. One of the heart-warming aspects of Disney's story is the way in which it celebrates the desire to be true to oneself and be successful.

Another indication that High School Musical may be on its way to long-lasting popularity is its durability and adaptability to other media. No other television movie has enjoyed its lasting impact. In addition to the first movie, audiences enjoyed High School Musical 2, a DVD release-1.2 million copies in six days is the fastest-ever selling television movie-a great soundtrack that reached number one of the charts twice, a tremendous concert tour, an exciting touring stage musical, an ice touring show, a New York Times best-selling novel, and an wonderful series of books chronicling the stories from East High.

With talented characters in a plot exploring the universal issues of following a dream and learning how to be true to your own identity, kids have appreciated High School Musical from the moment it's characters sang and danced their way off the screen and into the hearts and minds of young audiences across the world.
About the Author
Steve Collins is an Author based in Hollywood. A big Disney fan, he uses the Disney Movie Club to complete his collection. Read his reviews of the Disney Movie Club here.
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