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Friday 11 July 2014

Fame beckoning as High School wannabes prepare to take leave

Already breaking box-office records in the UK for advance ticket sales, the third instalment of High School Musical takes a bow on the big screen for the first time, bidding a tearful farewell to most of the actors who have made the series a toe-tapping success.







The senior class of East High School prepare to graduate and go to different colleges around the country. Troy Bolton (Efron) and best buddy Chad Danforth (Bleu) are looking forward to playing basketball together, on opposite sides of the country to their respective girlfriends Gabriella Montez (Hudgens) and Taylor McKessie (Coleman). The attention-seeking twins Sharpay (Tisdale) and Ryan Evans (Grabeel) hope to achieve the fame and adoration they have always craved.

As the teenagers prepare to say goodbye to one another, they agree to take part in one final musical, inspired by their lives. As usual, Sharpay tries to steal the limelight, plotting with her brother to woo talented composer Kelsi Nielson (Rulin), who always writes the best songs for lovebirds Troy and Gabriella.

When ebullient drama teacher Ms Darbus (Reed) confides that two guests from the world-renowned Juilliard performing arts conservatory will attend the performance to award a scholarship to one of her students, the perky classmates pull out all the stops to ensure a standing ovation.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

(U, 111 mins)

Zac Efron, Corbin Bleu, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Alyson Reed, Olesya Rulin

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