High School Musical for a new generation

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High School Musical (2006) was not just one of the most successful Disney Channel original movies, it was also a cultural phenomenon.

The teen musical comedy birthed a huge, lucrative franchise - two sequels, several spin-offs and remakes, sold-out stage shows and a concert tour for its chart-topping soundtrack.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 10, 2020, with the headline 'High School Musical for a new generation'. Print Edition | Subscribe