What time is it? Oh, yeah. It’s time for nostalgic moment, after nostalgic moment. This entire quarantine has been a mess. It’s been stressful, anxiety driven, and really out of place for everyone.
However, a lot of celebrities are joining forces to make light out of this negative situation. Whether it’s through virtual concerts, livestream Q&A sessions, or cast reunions, a lot of people are being entertained at home.
Well, recently, it was revealed that (thanks to Kenny Ortega and ABC) the original cast of High School Musical was going to reunite for a virtual television performance.
This isn’t the first time that we’ve seen the cast come together, within the past few months. On March 16, Ashley Tisdale took to TikTok, to post a video of her dancing to the HSM hit song, “We’re All In This Together.”
Other cast members, such as KayCee Stroh (Martha Cox) Vanessa Hudgens (Gabriella Montez), and Bart Johnson (Coach Bolton) decided to join in the fun, and brought back some nostalgic memories.
A few days ago, Tisdale posted a screenshot on Instagram, of a Deadline article. Just by reading the title, it brings immediate excitement. Zac Efron (Troy Bolton) is coming back to join the ABC Disney special. According to a statement by director, Kenny Ortega, “We couldn’t reach Zac until late but when we did, he immediately jumped in, of course.”
This will bring back so many memories, as High School Musical was a huge childhood memory for many fans.
Speaking from personal experience, whenever I would have karaoke night with my friends, we would always somehow incorporate a few songs from High School Musical. It was a part of who we were. The movie premiered on Disney Channel when I was still in middle school, and I didn’t have much to worry about.
I’m in my 20’s now. So, seeing the cast come together for this wonderful ABC special is going to bring back so many feelings, and evoke a lot of wholesome emotions.
Aside from the cast of High School Musical, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, the cast of HSMTM: The Series, and more will be performing some classic Disney hits!
Famous TikTokers, Dixie and Charli D’amelio, have also hopped on board with this Disney special. They announced via Instagram that the entire D’amelio family will be making a special cameo appearance on the show.
Ryan Seacrest will be hosting the premiere. So, tune into ABC on Thursday, April 16, at 8 PM, for the Disney Family Singalong special.