Dreams Come True! “High School Musical” Cast Reunites to Celebrate 10th Anniversary on January 20

Get ready to relive all the wildcat glory when “High School Musical” turns 10 on Wednesday, January 20.

Disney Channel will air the hit 2006 DCOM on January 20 at 8pm EST and you know what makes it even better? Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman will all reunite to celebrate the global sensation’s 10-year anniversary. The group taped the nostalgic interstitial segments today at a high school gymnasium in suburban Los Angeles while their fellow star Zac Efron will join the telecast in a pre-taped message to “High School Musical” fans.

Radio Disney’s Ernie D also interviewed the cast, to be seen during a “Radio Disney Insider” presented Thursday, January 21 on Disney Channel and the Radio Disney app.

“High School Musical” and its sequel, “High School Musical 2,” will be presented Thursday, January 21 and Sunday, January 24 on Disney Channel. Freeform will present “High School Musical” on Saturday, January 23 (4:30 p.m., ET/PT) and Sunday, January 24 (2:00 p.m., ET/PT).

Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide, said, “Seeing the cast of High School Musical back together again reaffirms what made it special 10 years ago. It’s their optimism, their dedication and their extraordinary talent — as a group — that made this such an exceptional movie and cultural phenomenon. Ten years later, the movie continues to delight audiences around the globe, not just for its memorable song and dance numbers, but for its universal themes that continue to resonate with fans everywhere – express yourself, believe in yourself and always follow your dreams.”

“High School Musical” premiered January 20, 2006, delivering 7.7 million Total Viewers in the U.S.– at the time, the highest ratings for any telecast ever on Disney Channel. Around the world that year alone, it reached over 100 million unduplicated viewers. It also broke new ground as the first-ever TV movie soundtrack to reach #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and went on to become the #1 album of 2006 as well as the #1 soundtrack and #1 Kids’ album of that year.

“High School Musical” received two Emmy Awards, the Television Critics Association Award, an Imagen Award (recognizing the positive portrayal of Latinos in entertainment media), a Billboard Music Award for Soundtrack of the Year, an American Music Award and a Producer’s Guild of America Award. Kenny Ortega received a career achievement honor from the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, an Imagen Award, a Diversity Award from the Multicultural Motion Picture Association, an ALMA Award and two Director’s Guild of America (DGA) Awards for the movie.

Are you excited to see the cast back together? What was your favorite memory from HSM? Check out what the cast tweeted about the reunion below.


Photos: Courtesy of Disney Channel