Soaring High With High School Musical

Your life would probably mean nothing if you were not in contact with your televisions lately. Disney’s have been creating the wonderful TV movie High School Musical that really catches the attention of the world’s teens. Well for those that do not really have time viewing their televisions here is your chance.

To catch you up, it all started with a soundtrack that started low on Billboard charts of late January at No. 143 but in February, it jumped into the top 10 and almost ended up to No. 1 3 weeks ago. The soundtrack reached astounding platinum in music recording.

The casts principally composed of unheard actors and actresses. Numerous live journals were created and decorated an undying fondness to Zac Efron who plays Troy, the basketball star with an adorable voice who, along with Gabriella, a nerd who can reach high-pitched notes and who looks for someone who will love her. She is the lead role in East High’s musical entitled Twinkle Town.

High School Musical’s songs sound not really good or groundbreaking to everyone. It’s not that acceptable unlike other soundtracks that bear in mind to many. But it’s much unmerited to compare the synth-heavy pop ballads of High School Musical to show tunes. The songs are being compared to the one with Romeo and Juliet.

East High School is a public school that has funding to stage a prolific and melodic musical. Its science club has a roof garden. Most of its student population are said to be clean-cut teens that refer each others parents as Mr. or Mrs. Sharpay the bitch and can be compared to Paris Hilton can always toss at someone to evaporate on her way. East High’s students are so devoid of sexual tension that Sharpay and Ryan do not consider weird. They are brother and sister who is auditioning for lead roles in a love story Troy and Gabriella also auditioned.

Plenty of American teens shows grip on social hierarchy without enjoying the attractiveness of High School Musical. Mostly, they are not watching High School Musical anymore because they are so taken with its story yet High School Musical is partly successful.

HSM has profited from Disney’s astuteness in marketing. The channel started promoting and directing the fans to its website, where they could download the movie’s lyrics and can even order it online. 1.2 million visitors flooded the website and Radio Disney almost playing the soundtracks on heavy rotation. It became the top selling album on Itunes and amazon. Disney also encourage repeat viewings by successive telecasts and offered free downloads and dance along features.

This is not the only time that Disney Channel made its mark on teens. They are also accountable for the success of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and more. High School Musical’s version of high school life is very alluring. From the timid lads and lasses becoming into a real and unique people that can overcome and face life’s reality is very admiring.

My Thoughts on Broadway and High School Musicals

What makes musicals different from films? The very fact that they are performed live! True, Musicals combine dance, dialogues that are spoken, music and songs just like a Film. The technical aspects do vary considerably. Apart from that, all the aspects of human drama ranging from love to anger to humor are communicated through the words, movements, and music just like in a film.

Musicals were said to have reached their peak from the 1940’s to the 60’s. this time was referred to as The Golden Age. The Broadway Theatre in New York city and West end in London are two famous places that are used for performing musicals that are produced on a large scale. Smaller places like The Fringe Theatre are used for performance of musicals produced by theatre artists who are not renowned or by artists who are on tours or for high school performances or performances by amatures, or if it’s a regional production.

Grease, The Broadway Melody, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music are some of the famous musicals till date. The artists consider it to be a form of expression and as a way of using up one’s energy. Being a part of the performing group could also mean touring the country, or sometimes even countries which is an extra incentive. There is a lot of hard work involved in High School Musical Broadways as well. The theme has to be in lieu with the youth of today to be able to grab their attention.

Musicals are a hit with any age group because it involves singing, dancing and acting. Putting together a team to perform involves a lot of work and man force like script writers, directors, lyricists, musicians, electricians, actors…the list could go on.

High school musical tickets can be acquired online. Another alternative is to approach the student leaders directly or get it from the School’s head-office. You could also win a high school tix if your lucky because schools try to give them away as awards. Sometimes you could get one for free or as a gift as well.

While you have decided to attend the musical, make sure to check if there is a dress code that needs to be adhered to. When you arrive, switch off the cell phone. Do not attempt to walk in and out in between acts. Speak only during intervals. Do not speak loudly and finally enjoy the musical.

The High School Musical Phenomenon

There are a lot of movies these days that try to portray the teenage years of our lives. Whether it is an ode to high school years of decades past or a contemporary depiction of high school life, most of the time the makers commit the mistake of making the characters as adult as can be at a stage when everyone is basically immature at best. The result is that the characters seem obnoxious and annoying and the scenes impossible to relate to. Luckily, the movie High School Musical does not commit this mistake. All the actors seem to be in the right age and their characters are not insecure men and women who are having a mid-life crisis. This fact alone makes the move High School Musical a sure winner. This depiction of the characters is an accomplishment in itself given the quality of supposed teen films in recent years. High School Musical clearly knows its audience and has a firm grasp of what their audience wants.

This TV Movie started off relatively low key and clearly nobody anticipated the kind of phenomenon that it soon became. While there was indeed some hype and publicity leading up to its premiere in the Disney Channel, nobody anticipated that it would be this big for so long. In the months after its initial broadcast, High School Musical would slowly but surely capture the imagination of teenyboppers world wide. A lot of this has to do with the very talented and charismatic cast led by Zach Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. These two portray star crossed lovers, as much as star crossed people can be in high school – who risk their being able to fit in just to be able to be together. Efron is a revelation in this movie and showcased real vocal talent and charismatic flair in portraying a high school kid.

Vanessa Hudgens on the other hand is a totally new discovery and matched Efron step by step and note for note. It easy to dismiss such accomplishments of these stars since they are not exactly portraying Romeo and Juliet in a Shakespearean play but they are still performances that are quite notable. In fact, High School Musical is so far at the other edge of the spectrum when it comes to drama from Shakespeare’s opus. However, one should remember that the aim of this move is t bring positivity into young teenage life and not tragedy. In this, both actors shine with the rest of the cast members who effortlessly allow themselves to delve into their shallow yet fun characters.

High School Musical has shown us something that a lot of contemporary films about high school have failed to show or ignore entirely. They have shown that high school life can be fun and exciting and very colorful indeed.