SINGAPORE, June 29 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- "High School Musical 2," the sequel to the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel Original Movie for kids, tweens and families, will premiere across Southeast Asia on SUNDAY,SEPTEMBER 9 (7.30pm Singapore/Malaysia time, 6.30pm Indonesia time). It will be a "High School Musical" themed weekend of programming events which includes the "High School Musical" Concert, "High School Musical" Around the World showcasing music videos produced internationally to celebrate the worldwide phenomenon of "High School Musical" and Disney Channel shows "Hannah Montana" and "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" featuring some of the "High School Musical" cast.
The announcement was made today by Laura E. Wendt, vice president and managing director of The Walt Disney Television International (SoutheastAsia): "We can't begin to tell you how thrilled we are to premiere thishighly anticipated sequel because if you loved 'High School Musical,' you're in for an absolute thrill ride with 'High School Musical 2," said Wendt.
Reprising their singing and dancing roles are bona fide superstars inthe kid and tween universe: Zac Efron as star athlete Troy Bolton, Vanessa Hudgens as brainy transfer student Gabriella Montez, Ashley Tisdale as drama club diva Sharpay Evans, Lucas Grabeel as drama club idol Ryan Evans, Corbin Bleu as teammate and best friend Chad Danforth and Monique Colemanas academic decathlete Taylor McKessie.
In the sequel, school's out for summer, and the East High Wildcats are ready to kick back and make it the time of their lives. If they can land decent summer jobs, all will be right with the world. Troy Bolton can barely believe his luck when he's offered a job at Albuquerque's posh country club, Lava Springs. What he doesn't know is that his newfound
employment is part of club queen Sharpay's plot to lure him away from Gabriella. But that plan begins to unravel when Troy, unbeknownst to Sharpay, lands a lifeguard position at the club for Gabriella, as well as jobs for Chad, Taylor, Zeke, Martha, Kelsi, Jason and the rest of his Wildcat pals.
When she learns Kelsi has written what's sure to be a winning duet for Troy and Gabriella to perform at the club's annual Midsummer Night's Talent Show, an incensed Sharpay begins an all-out campaign to ensure thesenewcomers will not upstage her -- forcing her to relive her humiliation over the school's winter musical. Thus begins a duel of wits between the determined Sharpay, who seeks to always get what she wants, and Troy, who begins to experience a world of privilege he's never known. What will he be willing to sacrifice for the sake of his future? All questions are answered, musically, of course, onthe night of the club's Talent Show.
Emmy Award winners Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush ("High School Musical") are the executive producers. Emmy Award-winning Don Schain ("High School Musical") is the producer.
Filmed on location in Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah, "High School Musical 2" is from First Street Films and Salty Pictures.