The phenomenon that is Disney Channel’s hit musical High School Musical goes on and on. InsideBayArea.com looks at how it’s reached kids and young adults of all ages.
School senior Stephanie Mull was one of the 2.3 million fans who bought
the DVD last year, and she’s put it to good use. Mull and her friends
watched the movie 10 times in a row on a recent weekend.
"We’re all fans," she says. "It’s fun, it’s flirty, and the
characters are adorable. I think it’s the fact that it’s taking place
in an actual high school. You can kind of relate to it.
That explains why schools and community theaters everywhere are licensing High School Musical for their productions. The result, American Idol sized audition lines and sold out performances. High School Musical may be responsible for saving the budgets of theater departments across the country