‘HSMTMTS’ Jokes About Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley’s Absences

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Excessive College Musical: The Musical: The Sequence season 4 didn’t embrace any cameos from Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale however Troy, Gabriella and Sharpay weren’t fully excluded from the narrative.

Through the present’s ultimate season, which began streaming on Wednesday, August 9, a number of solid members from the unique Excessive College musical sequence together with Lucas Grabeel, Kaycee Stroh, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Alyson Reed and Bart Johnson reunited to movie footage for a fictional fourth movie.

In character as Coach Bolton in a single scene, Johnson requested Stroh — taking part in her fictional character Martha — whether or not she’s seen Troy, Gabriella and Sharpay.

“Not but, Coach. They’ve been silent within the group chat.,” Stroh replied.

Later within the season, Bleu, and Coleman reveal plot particulars concerning the fictional fourth Excessive College Musical movie to the scholars at East Excessive College. Based on Coleman, Troy and Gabriella are in “{couples} remedy.

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The unique Excessive College Musical franchise adopted Troy and Gabriella, two youngsters from fully completely different cliques, who bond over their love of music. Their love story, adopted in three movies from 2006 to 2008, is the backdrop for the movie as their numerous associates participate within the college musical.

Tisdale’s character, Sharpay, additionally appeared in 2011 spinoff movie Sharpay’s Fabulous Journey.

Earlier than season 4 of HSMTMTS — which serves as a sequel to the movie franchise — debuted, Efron sparked hypothesis he may seem on the Disney+ present when he shocked followers when he visited Excessive College Musical’s East Excessive. “Don’t you… Overlook about me ✊🏼,” he wrote alongside a July 2022 Instagram picture of him posing in entrance of the varsity the place the films have been filmed.

One month earlier, Efron’s ex-girlfriend Hudgens documented her personal journey to East Excessive, captioning an Instagram video, “Do you keep in mind in kindergarten the way you’d meet a child and know nothing about them, then 10 seconds later you’re taking part in such as you’re finest associates since you didn’t must be something however your self?”

HSMTMTS creator, Tim Federle, confirmed he reached out to Efron, Hudgens and Tisdale however a possible cameo didn’t work out.

“Ashley referred to as me personally and was so beautiful. She’s very busy launching manufacturers and it simply wasn’t the precise timing,” Federle instructed Trib Complete Media on Friday, August 4. “And I acquired the sensation with Zac and Vanessa, who I don’t know personally however I’m a fan, studying the tea leaves, that by the point you get into negotiating what this is able to take, we’re gonna wrap and the present might be over.”

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Throughout an unique chat with Us Weekly, Federle revealed that director Kenny Ortega was one other OG he hoped to seem.

“It was so nice to get the originals again as a result of it launched their careers in such explosive methods. [That is] the identical manner I feel a few of the solid members of my present are getting launched into the world,” Federle solely shared with Us. “I liked seeing how humble and grateful and simply cool they’re now — as younger adults — Corbin and Monique and Lucas. I actually needed to get Kenny Ortega again.”

He added: “I referred to as Kenny. He was tremendous busy on a undertaking. He couldn’t have been extra gracious. I stated, ‘Do you need to come again and play Kenny?’ And he was like, ‘It’s the best thought. I can’t.’ He was modifying a documentary. Kenny’s on my bucket checklist. [I’ve] acquired to collaborate with Kenny sometime. However I’m actually glad with how we wrapped up the entire present.”

The fourth and ultimate season of Excessive College Musical: The Musical: The Sequence is streaming on Disney+.