Be a part of an incredible concert as the worldwide phenomenon goes extreme! HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE CONCERT invites you behind the scenes and puts you in the middle of the action with a spectacular "Extreme Access Pass." Step out of the audience and jump on stage with Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Drew Seeley and more of the cast of the award-winning hit movie HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL as they perform their chart-topping songs on this sensational DVD. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE CONCERT -- EXTREME ACCESS PASS is bursting with concert extras, including an amazing interactive feature that puts you in the director's chair and lets you produce your own version of the concert. Plus, Lucas Grabeel takes you backstage to meet the cast. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE CONCERT is an experience you'll never forget.
To bridge the gap between the smash hit Disney Channel original movie and its 2007 sequel, the cast of High School Musical
embarked on a North American tour in 2006-2007. If you missed out on the experience of hearing thousands of screaming tween-age kids (probably 80% girls), never fear: the concert is now on DVD. The almost-complete cast comes out to perform every number from the movie, plus numbers by Vanessa Hudgens ("Say OK"), Corbin Bleu ("Push It to the Limit," "Marchin'"), and Ashley Tisdale ("We'll Be Together"), all promoting their solo albums. It's not a stage version of the movie--while there's choreography and video clips, the songs aren't performed in order and there's no plot explanation. And at 56 minutes, the DVD is a bit shorter than the actual concert was (missing some solo numbers and stage banter). But the kids put out tons of energy and continually thank their fans. Also on hand are Lucas Grabeel, who serves as MC, and Monique Coleman. The only principal absent is Zac Efron (who was filming Hairspray
), but Drew Seeley (who cowrote "Get'cha Head in the Game" and reportedly dubbed Efron in the movie) does a good job filling in. DVD bonus features include four songs from the opening set by Jordan Pruitt, a nine-minute making-of featurette, an option to choose camera angles, and a half-minute peek at High School Musical 2
. --David Horiuchi