On the front steps of East High, it's the first day after winter break. Troy, the Captain of the basketball team, and a new student, Gabriella, want to audition for the school musical, but a drama Diva discourages them, and Troyâ€™s teammate urges him to get his head in the game.
The next day, while hopeful Thespians strut their stuff at auditions, Troy and Gabriella nearly miss their time to shine. Luckily the showâ€™s composer encourages them to sing and they get a call-back which turns the school order upside down. The two encounter many obstacles along the way, but ultimately sing their way into the lead roles of this exhilarating musical!