August 17, 2007

START POPPING THE CORN...:

...the unbearable wait is almost over.

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The REAL High School Musical: The sequel to Disney's cash cow premières tonight. How does the franchise play with actual drama teachers? (Clayton Collins, 8/17/07, The Christian Science Monitor)

The production: "High School Musical," based on the 2006 Disney Channel movie that became a $100 million juggernaut and a tween culture phenomenon, spawning a No. 1 soundtrack album, sing- and dance-along DVDs, professional stage versions, and an ice show – not to mention new iPod-friendly stars including Vanessa Hudgens. Its sequel, "High School Musical 2," premièred at Disneyland in California Aug. 14 – a first for a Disney Channel production. It airs nationwide tonight. There's already talk of a cinematic release in 2009.

"I like the message that it brings across [that students should cast aside old jock/nerd stereotypes]," says Samantha, whose acting credits include a role in "Godspell." "But I really think it's pretty corny."

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 17, 2007 8:09 AM
Comments

Somehow we've dodged the HSM bullet at my house. Its all about Hannah Montana and Naruto here. And Harry Potter.

Posted by: Buttercup at August 17, 2007 8:26 AM

oj: My 12 and 9 year old girls have been talking it up all week. This is the Super Bowl for them.

Posted by: pchuck at August 17, 2007 11:12 AM

I found the kids a Bit Torrent of the soundtrack, which has subsequently been on 24/7. I'm already sick of it.

Posted by: oj at August 17, 2007 12:45 PM

The son and daughter are dancing in front of the TV right now, waving their favorite stuffed animals. They probably won't last until the end (at 6 and 5), but mom got them good and prepped.

Posted by: jim hamlen at August 17, 2007 7:32 PM
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