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High School Musical 3: Senior Year

High School Musical 3: Senior Year is a 2008 American musical film written by Peter Barsocchini and directed by Kenny Ortega. It is the final installment in the High School Musical trilogy.

High School Musical 3:
Senior Year
The six main cast members do their signature jump, this time in prom outfits and graduation gowns
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKenny Ortega
Produced by
  • Bill Borden
  • Barry Rosenbush
Written byPeter Barsocchini
Starring
Music byDavid Lawrence
CinematographyDaniel Aranyò
Edited byDan Brochu
Production
company
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date
  • October 24, 2008 (2008-10-24)
Running time
111 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$11 million[2]
Box office$252.9 million[2]

High School Musical 3: Senior Year follows six friends: Troy Bolton (Zac Efron), Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens), Sharpay Evans (Ashley Tisdale), her twin brother Ryan (Lucas Grabeel), Chad Danforth (Corbin Bleu), and Taylor McKessie (Monique Coleman), who are in their final year of high school and face the daunting prospect of being separated as they go off to college. Joined by the rest of their East High Wildcat classmates, they stage their last spring musical, reflecting their experiences, hopes, and fears about the future.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year was developed immediately following the success of its prequel. Production returned to Utah and received a $2 million tax-break incentive to return for a third installment, the largest the state has ever given to a film.[3] Principal photography began in May 2008, and Walt Disney Pictures diverted a larger production and marketing budget to accommodate a theatrical release. Previous filming locations East High School and Murray High School were also returned to, while additional scenes were filmed in Los Angeles.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year premiered in London on October 17, 2008, and was theatrically released in the United States on October 24, 2008. Upon release, the film received generally positive critical success, with critics noting it as an improvement over the previous two installments. The film was also a commercial success, as it grossed over $90 million worldwide in its first three days of release, setting a new record for the largest opening weekend for a musical film. Overall, the film grossed $252 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of the franchise. Meanwhile, the film's soundtrack was also successful, as it peaked at number two in the United States.

It was followed by the spin-off film Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011), which was released direct-to-DVD and on television.

Contents

PlotEdit

The East High Wildcats basketball team trail the West High Knights in the Championship game of the season. At the half, Troy rallies his team ("Now or Never") and leads the team to victory. Later, at the after party, Troy and Gabriella discuss their unknown future and the short time they have left at East High ("Right Here, Right Now").

At school, Ms. Darbus notices the lack of sign-ups and Sharpay suggests a one-woman show. Kelsi signs everyone in homeroom up to the displeasure of the rest of the class. Ms. Darbus announces that the show will be called "Senior Year" and will focus on the future of the graduating seniors. In addition, she reveals that Sharpay, Ryan, Kelsi, and Troy have all been considered for a scholarship at Juilliard School, but only one of them is to be chosen. Sharpay becomes desperate to win the scholarship, and, knowing that Kelsi will give the best songs to Troy and Gabriella, she gets Ryan to try to persuade Kelsi to give them a song by predicting her (and Ryan's) future ("I Want It All").

Troy asks Gabriella to the dance while on the rooftop and teaches him how to waltz ("Can I Have This Dance?"). After that, Chad asks Taylor to go to prom pathetically. She refuses but later relents when Chad asks again in front of everyone during lunch. The group rehearses for the musical with a scene about their prom night ("A Night to Remember"). The next day, Ryan and Kelsi rehearse ("Just Wanna Be with You") which leads to Ryan asking Kelsi to prom, while Troy and Chad reminisce about their past in Reilly's Auto Parts ("The Boys Are Back"). Tiara discovers and informs Sharpay about Gabriella being accepted into the Stanford Freshman's Honors Program, while Sharpay convinces Troy that he is the only thing keeping Gabriella from going. Troy convinces Gabriella to go, and she leaves for college the next day ("Walk Away").

Troy and his father, Jack, have an argument about which college he is going to, and Troy drives to East High bewildered until he finally screams at the top of his lungs in the theater ("Scream"). Ms. Darbus is secretly watching and reveals that she sent in his application for Juilliard. Troy later gets a call from Gabriella saying that although she loves him, she will not return to Albuquerque for prom or graduation. However, on the day of the prom, Troy visits Gabriella at Stanford University and they have their own prom ("Can I Have This Dance? (Reprise)"). Back at East High, Sharpay is prepared for the last musical at East High, and Jimmie receives a text from Troy to tell him to cover for him onstage because he is going to be late.

Kelsi and Ryan start out the show followed by a couple other numbers; Jimmie then performs with Sharpay, both as understudies for Troy and Gabriella, and embarrasses her, although the audience applauds the performance. Troy and Gabriella appear during the second half of the show and sing their duet together. Tiara then betrays Sharpay and tells her how she is going to take over next year in the drama department. Sharpay finally learns how it feels to be manipulated and humiliated but nevertheless does not wish to go down. While Tiara performs, Sharpay crashes her performance and upstages her ("Senior Year Spring Musical").

At the end of the musical, Ms. Darbus reveals that both Kelsi and Ryan have won the Juilliard scholarship, and Troy reveals he's chosen University of California, Berkeley so he can be close to Gabriella, play basketball, and perform in theater. Taylor reveals that she will be attending Yale University with honors to study Political Science, and Sharpay and Chad reveal they would attend the University of Albuquerque to study Performing Arts and for basketball, respectively ("We're All in This Together").

At the graduation ceremony, Troy gives the class speech after being selected by Ms. Darbus, and everyone celebrates finishing high school ("High School Musical"). The main cast take their last bows and wave goodbye when the curtain closes.

Cast and supporting charactersEdit

See High School Musical characters
  • Zac Efron as Troy Bolton, the basketball team captain, the leader of the group and Gabriella's boyfriend.
  • Vanessa Hudgens as Gabriella Montez, an intelligent honor student and Troy's girlfriend.
  • Lucas Grabeel as Ryan Evans, an aspiring choreographer, Sharpay's twin brother and Kelsi's love interest.
  • Ashley Tisdale as Sharpay Evans, a glamorous ambitious teen, but conniving, diva, Ryan's twin sister, East High's Drama Club president and Zeke's love interest.
  • Corbin Bleu as Chad Danforth, Troy's best friend since pre school, a fellow basketball player and Taylor's love interest.
  • Monique Coleman as Taylor McKessie, one of Gabriella's best friends, East High's class president/year book editor and Chad's love interest.
  • Bart Johnson as Jack Bolton, Troy's father, Lucille's husband and the coach of the East High Wildcats.
  • Alyson Reed as Ms. Darbus, the stern drama teacher at East High.
  • Olesya Rulin as Kelsi Nielsen, one of Gabriella's best friends, a pianist, composer and Ryan's love interest.
  • Chris Warren, Jr. as Zeke Baylor, one of Troy's teammates and Sharpay's love interest.
  • Ryne Sanborn as Jason Cross, one of Troy's teammates and Martha's love interest.
  • Kaycee Stroh as Martha Cox, one of Gabriella's best friends, a cheerleader, a dancer and Jason's love interest.
  • Leslie Wing Pomeroy as Lucille Bolton, Troy's mother and Jack's wife.
  • Socorro Herrera as Lisa Montez, Gabriella's mother.
  • Joey Miyashima as Dave Matsui, a principal at East High.
  • Dave Fox as Coach Kellogg, another coach at East High.
  • Jemma McKenzie-Brown as Tiara Gold, a freshman British exchange student who becomes Sharpay's assistant.
  • Matt Prokop as Jimmie "Rocket Man" Zara, a freshman basketball player who idolizes Troy.
  • Justin Martin as Donnie Dion, a freshman basketball player who idolizes Chad.
  • Robert Curtis Brown as Vance Evans, Sharpay and Ryan's father.
  • Jessica Tuck as Darby Evans, Sharpay and Ryan's mother.
  • David Reivers (Corbin Bleu's father) as Charlie Danforth, Chad's father.
  • Yolanda Wood as Jenny Danforth, Chad's mother.
  • Jeremy Banks as Stagehand.
  • Todd Snyder as Mr. Juilliard.
  • Tara Starling as Ms. Juilliard.
  • Manly "Little Pickles" Ortega as Boi Evans, Sharpay's pet dog.

Musical numbersEdit

Song Lead Singers Scene Notes
"Now or Never" Troy, Gabriella, Chad, Zeke and Jason East High gym The championship game
"Right Here, Right Now" (Verse 1 + Bridge) Troy and Gabriella Troy's Treehouse After-party at Bolton residence
"I Want It All" Sharpay and Ryan East High cafeteria Sharpay and Ryan's fantasy sequence
"Can I Have This Dance?" (Verse 1 + Bridge) Troy and Gabriella Rooftop garden of East High Gabriella teaching Troy the waltz
"A Night to Remember" Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Sharpay, Chad, Taylor, Jason, Zeke, Martha, and Kelsi East High Auditorium Rehearsal for musical number
"Just Wanna Be with You" Ryan, Kelsi, Troy and Gabriella East High Auditorium/East High Music Room A declaration of friendship that survives against all odds
"The Boys Are Back" Troy and Chad Riley's Auto Salvage Junkyard Troy and Chad reliving childhood memories/finding out what they want to be in life
"Right Here, Right Now" (Verse 2) Troy and Gabriella Gabriella's house/Troy's treehouse Emotional reprise of "Right Here, Right Now"; Troy and Gabriella worrying about how far away they'll be from each other (Only on extended version)
"Walk Away" Gabriella Gabriella's house Gabriella's move to Stanford University
"Scream" Troy Throughout East High Troy's confusion about his future after Gabriella leaves
"Can I Have This Dance?" (Verse 2) Troy and Gabriella Stanford University/East High Auditorium Troy convincing Gabriella to come back for the musical and graduation
"Senior Year Spring Musical" Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Sharpay, Chad, Kelsi, Jason, Zeke, Martha, Jimmie and Tiara East High Auditorium (The Spring Musical performance) Featuring:
"Last Chance" (Kelsi and Ryan)
"Now or Never (Reprise)" (Martha, Chad, Zeke and Jason)
"I Want it All (Reprise)" (Ryan)
"Just Wanna Be with You (Reprise)" (Sharpay, Jimmie, Troy and Gabriella)
"A Night to Remember (Reprise)" (Sharpay & Tiara)
"We're All in This Together
(Graduation Mix)"
Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Sharpay, Chad, Taylor, Kelsi, Martha, Zeke, Jason, Jimmie, Donnie and Tiara (on soundtrack); Choir (in film) East High auditorium/graduation ceremony on the East High Football Field A slower, graduation-tuned reprise from the first installment
"High School Musical" Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Sharpay, Chad, Taylor, Kelsi, Martha, Zeke, Jason, Jimmie, Donnie and Tiara Graduation Ceremony on the East High Football Field The trilogy finale
"Just Getting Started" Stan Carrizosa End credits of High School Musical 3: Senior Year Heard over the credits

ProductionEdit

According to the Salt Lake City Tribune, "...to help lure the production back to where it all began – at Salt Lake City's East High School – the GOED board Friday approved a maximum $2 million incentive for the production, the largest ever given to entice a filmmaker to Utah."[4]

Principal photography began on May 3, 2008; the 41 days scheduled for shooting was a longer period than for the first two films.[5]

Stan Carrizosa, the winner of ABC's summer reality show, High School Musical: Get in the Picture appears in a music video "Just Getting Started" that is shown over the end credits of the theatrical release of the film.[6] The show's other 11 finalists were featured in the music video as well.

DevelopmentEdit

Zac Efron was quoted in People Magazine as saying, "I can tell you that if the script is good and if we all agree on a final script, then there's nothing that is going to hold us back from doing it. We have fun making these movies and that's very rare in this business."[7] Rumors persisted of ongoing salary disputes between Disney and the lead performers, particularly Efron. According to Rachel Abramowitz, as reported online by the Chicago Tribune, "an eclectic cross-section of Hollywood insiders think Efron should get a cool $5 million for High School Musical 3, the theatrical version of the franchise, which Disney hoped to make before the Writers Guild strike and Screen Actors Guild strike shut down Hollywood for several months. Efron declined to comment for the article, and although contract negotiations still are ongoing, sources say Efron is being offered a salary closer to $3 million, not $5 million, for the follow-up, which focuses on senior year at East High. Whatever the price, he's still perceived as a steal."[8] The movie was originally titled Haunted High School Musical with plans of a Halloween theme but was later scrapped.[9]

Ortega stated that pre-production would most likely start in January 2008. Filming began May 3, 2008, at East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. He stated that the script had been submitted before the writers' strike started and that they were developing music. He added that filming will happen in Salt Lake City, Utah (as the first two films), hinted that the plot will be something of the nature of the Wildcat's final year in high school and stated, "it looks like we've rounded up the cast."[10][11]

Before filming began, the HSM3 board and cast held a press conference at East High School announcing the start of filming. The film would be released in theaters (in the United States) on October 24, 2008, though the film was to open in several countries including the UK at least one week earlier. The film had an $11 million budget and a 40-day shooting period. The film was said at the time to be the final installment with the current cast. The London premiere was the biggest London premiere of all time.[12]

Vanessa Hudgens photo controversyEdit

Despite early speculation that Vanessa Hudgens would be dropped from the film due to her nude photo scandal, The Walt Disney Company denied the reports, saying, "Vanessa has apologized for what was obviously a lapse in judgment. We hope she's learned a valuable lesson."[13][14][15]

ReleaseEdit

Sing-along versionEdit

A sing-along edition with lyrics highlighted on the screen was released in select theaters on November 7, 2008, two weeks following its initial release.[16]

Box officeEdit

High School Musical 3: Senior Year opened with $17 million on Friday, setting the biggest opening day for a musical film of all time, until the record was topped in 2012 by Les Miserables ($18.1 million).[17] It debuted at the #1 spot (beating out Saw V) with an opening weekend of $42,030,184 in the United States and breaking the record, previously held by Enchanted, for the biggest opening ever for a movie musical.[18] This record would later be broken by Pitch Perfect 2 in 2015 ($69.2 million).[19] The film also opened at #1 overseas, with an international opening of $42,622,505. The film ultimately grossed $90,559,416 in North America and $162,349,761 in other territories leading to a worldwide total of $252,909,177,[2] which was above even Disney's expectations.[citation needed]

Critical receptionEdit

High School Musical 3: Senior Year received generally mixed to positive reviews from critics.[20] On Rotten Tomatoes the film has a rating of 65%, based on 121 reviews, with an average rating of 6.1/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "It won't win many converts, but High School Musical 3 is bright, energetic, and well-crafted." The site also gave it a Golden Tomato for best musical film of 2008.[21] Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score, the film has a score of 57 out of 100, based on 26 critics, "mixed or average reviews".[22]

The Telegraph praised the changes brought about by the higher budget of a theatrical release: "High School Musical 3 uses its bigger budget to inject colour, scale, and visual depth. The opening basketball game alone is dizzying as the camera swoops high and wide before a winning point makes the crowd erupt".[23]

Stephen Farber, for Reuters UK, says the film "will please fan base but won't win converts", as the story "never really does kick in" and that "the picture quickly grows tedious",[24] while MSNBC's Alonso Duralde describes it as "a stitched-together Frankenstein monster of an entertainment, featuring major components that were already trotted out the first two times."[25]

Peter Johnson of The Guardian describes the film as so bland that it "makes cellophane taste like chicken jalfrezi", and says that "the sheer squeaky-cleanness of everything is creepy, and when the characters are called upon to dance, they do so with robotic efficiency, and sing in that decaffeinated high vibrato, like 21st-century Hollywood castrati."[26]

Entertainment Weekly, on the other hand, was very positive towards the film, praising the stars' energy: "the beauty of Efron's performance is that he's a vibrant athletic hoofer who leaps and clowns with the heartthrob vigor of a young Erika Casanova, yet he's also achingly sincere. His fast-break alertness makes him the most empathetic of teen idols; he's like a David Cassidy who knows how to act, and who can swoon without getting too moist about it. Apart from Efron, the breakout star is Ashley Tisdale, whose Sharpay makes narcissism a goofy, bedazzled pleasure."[27]

MovieGuide has also favorably reviewed the film, strongly recommending it for the family as "fun, clean and full of energy" and describing it as "thin on plot" yet nevertheless "a phenomenon."[28]

BBC film critic Mark Kermode loved the film and said it was in his top 5 films for the year, and named Tisdale the "Best Supporting Actress" of 2008.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram stated that the latest installment was "critic-proof" and "everything fans could hope for and more." They go on to say that "the kids finally look like true performers rather than Disney Channel mainstays desperately trying to remain relevant, and they deserve the lucrative careers that lie ahead" and gave the film a rating of four out of five stars.[29] Hudgens was recognized as Favorite Movie Actress at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, Efron was voted Best Male Performance at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards and Choice Actor: Music/Dance at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards, and Tisdale was voted Breakthrough Performance Female at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards and Best Supporting Actress at the 2009 UK Kermode Awards.

International releaseEdit

Country Title Theatrical release TV release
  United States High School Musical 3: Senior Year October 24, 2008 April 4, 2010
  Canada
  Brazil High School Musical 3: Ano da Formatura March 13, 2011
  Argentina High School Musical 3: La Graduación October 23, 2008
  Colombia October 24, 2008
  Uruguay October 21, 2008
  Venezuela October 28, 2008
  Peru October 30, 2008
  Mexico
  Ecuador
  Guatemala
  Belize
  El Salvador
  Nicaragua
  Honduras
  Panama
  Costa Rica
October 31, 2008
  France High School Musical 3 : Nos années lycée October 22, 2008 October 31, 2011
  United Kingdom
  Ireland
High School Musical 3: Senior Year October 24, 2008 December 4, 2009
  Turkey High School Musical 3: Yıldızlar Takımı November 14, 2008 July 23, 2011
  Germany High School Musical 3: Senior Year October 23, 2008
  Spain High School Musical 3: Fin de Curso October 24, 2008 November 16, 2012
  Italy High School Musical 3: Senior Year October 31, 2008
  Belgium October 29, 2008
   Switzerland October 22, 2008
  Indonesia High School Musical 3: Senior Year October 29, 2008 September 19, 2012
  Singapore October 24, 2008
  Vietnam Nhạc kịch trung học 3: Năm cuối cấp November 20, 2008
  India High School Musical 3: Senior Year December 19, 2008 October 18, 2009
  Thailand January 22, 2009 September 19, 2012

AccoladesEdit

Year Award Category Result
2008 CMA Wild and Young Awards Best Actor International
(Zac Efron)
Won
Most Popular Celebrity International
(Zac Efron)
Won
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Live Action Family Film Won
2009 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top Box Office Film
(Andy Dodd, David Nessim Lawrence, Adam Anders, Antonina Armato, Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, Nikki Anders, Jamie Houston, Adam Watts, Theodore Thomas, Theron Thomas and Timothy Thomas)
Won
BAFTA Awards BAFTA Kids' Vote – Feature Film[30] Nominated
Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing – Music in a Musical Feature Film
(Tanya Noel Hill and Charles Martin Inouye)
Nominated
MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance
(Zac Efron)
Won
Breakthrough Performance Female
(Ashley Tisdale)
Won
Best Movie Nominated
Breakthrough Performance Female
(Vanessa Hudgens)
Nominated
Best Kiss
(Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron)
Nominated
National Association of Latino Independent Producers Outstanding Achievement Award
(Kenny Ortega)
Won
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Movie Won
Favorite Actress
(Vanessa Hudgens)
Won
Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Fave Movie Star
(Zac Efron)
Nominated
UK Kermode Awards Best Supporting Actress
(Ashley Tisdale)
Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Music/Dance
(Zac Efron)
Won
Choice Movie: Music/Dance Won
Choice Movie Actress: Music/Dance
(Vanessa Hudgens)
Nominated
Choice Movie Actress: Music/Dance
(Ashley Tisdale)
Nominated
Choice Movie Liplock
(Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens)
Nominated
Choice Movie Actor: Music/Dance
(Corbin Bleu)
Nominated
Choice Music: Soundtrack
(High School Musical 3: Senior Year soundtrack)
Nominated
Young Artist Award Jackie Coogan Award – Contribution to Youth
(Kenny Ortega)
Won

Home mediaEdit

High School Musical 3: Senior Year was released in Region 1 DVD and Blu-ray on February 17, 2009,[31] in Region 2 DVD on February 16, 2009[32] and in Region 3 DVD on February 24, 2009.[33] The DVD was released in single- and two-disc editions.[34]

In Region 2, the single-disc edition DVD featured most of the two-disc edition bonus features such as bloopers, deleted scenes, extended version of the film, sing-along and cast goodbyes.[35] In Region 3, only the single-disc edition DVD was released with all of the two-disc bonus features as well the extended edition of the film. In the Philippines, it was released on February 25, 2009. The Region 4 DVD was released on April 8, 2009. As of November 1, 2009, the DVD has sold over 23 million copies and generated over $200 million in sales revenue.[36]

Cancelled sequelEdit

On March 2, 2016, 10 years after the first High School Musical movie, Disney announced that there would be a fourth High School Musical film. Casting calls for actors to audition as new characters are underway but there hasn't been a release date for the film as of yet.[37] As of April 2019, no further announcements have been made since.

BroadcastingEdit

The film premiered on Disney Channel before the series premiere of Good Luck Charlie. The premiere on Disney Channel US brought 4 million viewers.[38]

International releaseEdit

The film premiered on Disney Channel India on 18 October 2009 and on 5 December 2009 in Disney Channel Asia. On 4 December 2009, for one night only, it premiered on Disney Cinemagic, and it premiered on Disney Channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland in January/February 2010. It premiered on 12 December 2009 on Disney Channel New Zealand/Australia. And 16 March 2011 in Latin America. It premiered in France on 31 October 2011 on M6.

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