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High School Musical: The Concert
High School Musical- The Concert

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High School Musical

High School Musical: The Concert is a concert tour performed by members of the cast of the popular television films series, High School Musical, sponsored by AEG Live and presented by Buena Vista Concerts. The concert toured cities in the United States, Canada and Latin America.

High School Musical: The Concert expanded the Disney Channel franchise that had previously produced a triple-platinum selling soundtrack and had planned a movie sequel. (Disney already scored a success with another concert based on a TV musical, The Cheetah Girls, which had a sold-out tour in 88 cities.)

The concert, which featured songs from the film, also included cast members Corbin Bleu, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Monique Coleman and Vanessa Hudgens. Zac Efron was the only original cast member absent from the tour due to his previous engagement to the filming of the 2007 film adaptation of the Broadway musical Hairspray. Instead, Drew Seeley, Efron's singing voice in the first film and co-writer of "Get'cha Head in the Game", joined the tour in Efron's place. Jordan Pruitt joined the tour as the opening act.

Performers

The films' original cast members Corbin Bleu, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Monique Coleman and Vanessa Hudgens took part in the tour, except for Zac Efron, who had previous engagement filming Hairspray, making him unavailable to join the tour. Taking Efron's place was Drew Seeley, who was Efron's singing voice in the first film.

Opening Acts

  • Jordan Pruitt (North America)

Set List

Jordan Pruitt Opening Setlist

  1. "Jump to the Rhythm"
  2. "Teenager"
  3. "Outside Looking In"
  4. "Miss Popularity"
  5. "We Are Family"

Main Setlist

  1. "Introduction" (contains excerpts of "Start of Something New", "Stick to the Status Quo" and "We're All in This Together")
  2. "Start of Something New"
  3. "Stick to the Status Quo"
  4. "I Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
  5. "When There Was Me and You"
  6. "Headstrong"
  7. "We'll Be Together"
  8. "He Said, She Said"
  9. "Get'cha Head in the Game"
  10. "Dance With Me"
  11. "Push it to the Limit"
  12. "Marchin'"
  13. "What I've Been Looking For" (Reprise)
  14. "What I've Been Looking For"
  15. "Let's Dance"
  16. "Say OK"
  17. "Come Back To Me"
  18. "Bop to the Top"
  19. "Breaking Free"

Encore

Shows

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue.

Date City Country Venue Attendance Revenue
North America
November 29, 2006 San Diego United States Valley View Casino Center 9,735 / 9,803 $525,518
December 1, 2006 San Jose SAP Center at San Jose 12,408 / 13,103 $647,409
December 3, 2006 Glendale Gila River Arena 11,328 / 12,325 $604,891
December 5, 2006 Sacramento Sleep Train Arena 8,407 / 10,225 $448,163
December 6, 2006 Stockton Stockton Arena 7,711 / 9,054 $414,484
December 8, 2006 Bakersfield Rabobank Arena 7,428 / 7,829 $403,528
December 10, 2006 Portland Moda Center 7,880 / 13,195 $423,779
December 11, 2006 Seattle KeyArena 8,116 / 11,534 $432,505
December 16, 2006 Bossier City CenturyLink Center 6,149 / 9,007 $332,158
December 17, 2006 Dallas American Airlines Center 12,590 / 14,012 $657,699
December 18, 2006 Houston Toyota Center 12,416 / 12,811 $638,822
December 20, 2006 Tampa Amalie Arena 13,019 / 14,190 $677,327
December 21, 2006 Orlando Amway Center 10,802 / 11,516 $575.982
December 22, 2006 Columbia Colonial Life Arena 9,149 / 12,096 $477,117
December 23, 2006 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena 10,937 / 11,101 $560,025
December 27, 2006 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum 10,532 / 14,595 $545,802
December 28, 2006 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 14,278 / 14,546 $731,209
December 29, 2006 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 26,258 / 26,993 $1,444,431
December 30, 2006 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena 8,956 / 9,283 $502,429
December 31, 2006 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
January 2, 2007 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 15,041 / 15,841 $701,317
January 3, 2007 Rochester United States Blue Cross Arena 10,507 / 10,863 $548,724
January 4, 2007 Hartford XL Center 12,673 / 12,824 $663,195
January 6, 2007 Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center 12,570 / 13,100 $616,083
January 7, 2007 Albany Times Union Center 12,028 / 12,301 $622,798
January 8, 2007 East Rutherford Izod Center 15,660 / 15,723 $865,997
January 9, 2007 Worcester DCU Center 10,738 / 11,016 $569,467
January 11, 2007 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 12,545 / 13,210 $653,193
January 12, 2007 Charlottesville John Paul Jones Arena 10,053 / 12,162 $527,621
January 13, 2007 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena 11,445 / 11,633 $614,895
January 14, 2007 Cleveland Wolstein Center 10,350 / 10,569 $564,911
January 26, 2007 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills 15,043 / 15,385 $775,157
January 17, 2007 Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse 11,590 / 13,159 $600,484
January 18, 2007 Columbus Value City Arena 13,286 / 13,649 $683,026
January 19, 2007 Rosemont Allstate Arena 13,442 / 13,442 $696,237
January 21, 2007 Milwaukee BMO Harris Bradley Center 13,997 / 14,499 $706,182
January 22, 2007 St. Louis Scottrade Center 15,206 / 15,487 $722,296
January 23, 2007 Kansas City Sprint Center 13,768 / 14,039 $711,456
January 26, 2007 Anaheim Honda Center 12,019 / 12,367 $651,591
January 27, 2007 Fresno Save Mart Center 6,776 / 7,414 $395,140
January 28, 2007 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center 12,374 / 12,374 $637,669
January 29, 2007 Los Angeles Staples Center 13,804 / 13,910 $717,482
South America
May 15, 2007 Buenos Aires Argentina River Plate Stadium
May 16, 2007
May 18, 2007 Santiago Chile Estadio Nacional 16,570 / 25,000 $891,140
May 20, 2007 Sao Paulo Brazil Estadio do Morumbi 37,406 / 41,205 $2,186,358
May 22, 2007 Caracas Venezuela Estadio Universitario de Caracas 8,918 / 14,809 $507,376
May 24, 2007 Monterrey Mexico Auditorio Coca-Cola 16,192 / 18,396 $1,287,564
May 25, 2007
May 27, 2007 Mexico City Foro Sol 35,139 / 51,215 $1,981,077
May 29, 2007 Guadalajara Arena VFG 19,120 / 19,440 $1,081,651
May 30, 2007

Concert Facts

  • The concert typically ran two and a half hours (150 minutes).
  • The concert CD/DVD came from a performance in Houston, Texas on December 18, 2006 at the Toyota Center. On May 1, 2007, it was released on both CD and DVD together.
  • Kenny Ortega, the movie's director and choreographer, became the show's touring producer, creative director and director. On the night of the last concert, as seen on YouTube, the cast introduced him before singing one last chorus of "We're All in This Together".
  • The live version of "Start of Something New" recorded at the Houston concert appeared in the Radio Disney Jams Vol. 9 CD
  • In Mexico the release took place on April 30, 2007. In the US the release happened on May 1, 2007.
  • The concert DVD features Jordan Pruitt.
  • The cast toured four countries in South America: Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Venezuela.
  • Vanessa Hudgens had a cold on the tour, resulting in her sounding flat and off-key in some sections of the concert album and DVD
  • On May 26, 2007, Disney Chanel Latin America showed the concert made in Buenos Aires in Argentina. This performance aired none of Ashley Tisdale's songs, and Vanessa Hudgens only sang "Come Back To Me".
  • On June 9, 2007, Canal 13 showed the concert performed in Santiago, Chile, airing all the solo performances.
  • On June 10, 2007 the concert filmed in Mexico City, Mexico aired on Disney Channel Latin America.
  • Each of the singers had two microphones during the performances, a headset microphone with a flesh-coloured pad on the tip, and a hand-held microphone.
  • "Dance with Me" (from Cheetah Girls 2, also directed by Kenny Ortega with choreography by Ortega and Charles Klapow) included an extended guitar solo which allowed Monique Coleman to feature in an extended tango number with both backup dancer Jared Murillo and Seeley. Murillo also choreographed "Dance with Me".
  • While the CD and DVD were recorded at the same show, the two different formats feature slightly different edits, for example when Lucas thanks the cast and crew at the end of "We're All in This Together", he says, "Houston you have been awesome" and thanks the band on the CD version whilst the DVD version skips straight into thanking the cast and dancers. He thanks Jordan Pruitt in real life, but on both the CD/DVD combo and the Extreme All-Access Pass DVD, he never does.
  • Erin Lareau designed the costumes for the concert tour.

Broadcasts and Recordings

CD

  • Disc 1
    1. "Start of Something New" - Drew and Vanessa ft. Ashley, Lucas, Corbin and Monique
    2. "Stick to the Status Quo" - Ashley, Lucas and Cast
    3. "I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" - Drew, Vanessa, Ashley and Lucas ft. Corbin and Monique
    4. "When There Was Me and You" - Vanessa
    5. "Get'cha Head in the Game" - Drew, Corbin and Male Dancers
    6. "What I've Been Looking For" - Drew and Vanessa
    7. "What I've Been Looking For (Reprise)" - Ashley and Lucas
    8. "Bop to the Top" - Ashley and Lucas
    9. "Breaking Free" - Drew and Vanessa
    10. "We're All in This Together" - Drew, Vanessa, Ashley, Lucas and Cast
  • Bonus Tracks
    1. "Push It To The Limit" - Corbin Bleu
    2. "Say OK" - Vanessa Hudgens
    3. "Dance With Me" - Drew Seeley
    4. "We'll Be Together" - Ashley Tisdale
  • Disc 2
    1. Five performances of High School Musical hits ("Start of Something New", "Get'cha Head in the Game", "Bop to the Top", "Breaking Free" and "We're All in This Together")
    2. Exclusive cast interviews (Concert highlights DVD)
    3. Preview for High School Musical: The Concert Extreme Access Pass

DVD

  1. "The Start of Something New" - Drew, Vanessa, Ashley, Lucas, Monique and Corbin
  2. "Stick to the Status Quo" - Drew, Vanessa, Ashley, Lucas and Cast
  3. "I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" - Drew, Vanessa, Ashley, Lucas, Monique and Corbin
  4. "When There Was Me and You" - Vanessa
  5. "We'll Be Together" - Ashley
  6. "Get'cha Head in the Game" - Drew and Corbin with Backup Dancers
  7. "Push It To The Limit" - Corbin
  8. "Marchin'" - Corbin
  9. "What I've Been Looking For (Version A)" - Drew and Vanessa
  10. "What I've Been Looking For (Version B)" - Ashley and Lucas
  11. "Say OK" - Vanessa
  12. "Bop to the Top" - Ashley and Lucas
  13. "Breaking Free" - Drew and Vanessa
  14. "We're All in This Together" - Drew, Vanessa, Ashley, Lucas and Cast

Bonus Tracks

  1. Jordan Pruitt's show-opening act ("Jump the Rhythm", "Teenager", "Outside Looking In" and "Miss Popularity"
  2. High School Musical: On the Road
  3. U Direct ("Start of Something New", "Get'cha Head in the Game", "Bop to the Top", "Breaking Free" and "We're All in This Together")
  4. High School Musical 2 Trailer

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