Plus, fellow star Zac Efron will join the telecast in a pre-taped message

By Aurelie Corinthios
January 17, 2016 08:25 PM
Disney Channel

They’re all in this together!

A few of the stars High School Musical will reunite in a special telecast of the movie to celebrate the wildly popular franchise’s 10-year anniversary, including Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman.

The gang recently got together to tape the nostalgic segments at a high school gym in suburban Los Angeles and the telecast is set to air on Wednesday. Troy Bolton fangirls, don’t despair – Zac Efron will join in a pre-taped message, though he might have to brush up on his HSM trivia skills beforehand.

“Seeing the cast of High School Musical back together again reaffirms what made it special 10 years ago,” said Gary Marsh, president and Chief Creative Officer of Disney Channels Worldwide, in a statement. “It’s their optimism, their dedication and their extraordinary talent – as a group – that made this such an exceptional movie and cultural phenomenon. Ten years later, the movie continues to delight audiences around the globe, not just for its memorable song and dance numbers, but for its universal themes that continue to resonate with fans everywhere – express yourself, believe in yourself and always follow your dreams.”

The Disney Channel original movie premiered Jan. 26, 2006, rounding up 7.7 million total viewers in the U.S. – at the time, the highest ratings for any telecast on Disney Channel.

The cast has remained close in the years since, often reuniting for events and parties.

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The High School Musical special telecast will air Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on the Disney Channel.

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