#Musical Monday Review #9: High School Musical

Overview: Basketball star meets shy girl on vacation who end up going to the same school. Courtesy of cell phones and a strict drama teacher everybody lands in detention their first day back to school. Detention involves working on sets for the school musical, which shows a rival between the basketball coach and drama teacher. Since vacation, Troy has been interested in singing and Gabriella but is afraid of what his friends would think. He sneaks around to try out for the musical and Gabriella is also nervous about auditioning because it is a new school and she is a bit behind. Being from different cliques, branching out to musicals breaks the status quo. By following there passions they make new friends and prove you can do whatever you want.

Review: While following your heart is always a good message, rewatching this musical showed me how cheesy this musical is. The singing performances are good, but the choreography can be overly staged. The kids tend to over act or over exaggerate there scenes.

My favorite song is Status Quo where everyone expresses there passions outside of their norms, but the dancing is cheesy. It was like they were trying to hard.

Its funny that Status Quo shows trying too hard, when Get Your Head in the Game, involves rhythmic squeaks, passes and ball pounding. The dancing for this song was more involved and looked more natural.

In the end everyone learns to rally together and no matter what they may be into, it doesn’t have to define them. Yes, the musical is cheesy but it has a good message behind it.

Published by Courtney M. Wendleton

I'm an author with an associate's in psychology. Interested in a lot of different things, and love controversy. The more controversial the better, but that's not all I'm interested in. Can be a bit confusing at times, but that's normal!

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