October 7, 2020
The cast of the Disney+ series “High School Musical: The Musical — The Series” will perform their favorite Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s songs and share their fondest holiday memories in a 45-minute holiday special presented by the subscription streaming service Dec. 11.
High School Musical: The Musical — The Holiday Special will also feature a sneak peek performance from the upcoming second season of the series, which deals with a fictional high school theater group staging a performance of High School Musical.
The special will include series regulars Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett, Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, Larry Saperstein, Julia Lester, Dara Reneé, Frankie Rodriguez, Joe Serafini, Mark St. Cyr and Kate Reinders singing holiday songs and sharing anecdotes of memorable holidays from their childhoods, best and most embarrassing presents, favorite traditions, family photos and poignant New Year’s resolutions.
Bassett will also debut an acoustic version of an original song which he wrote for season two.
“The holidays remind us of the universal importance of family and loved ones,” Tim Federle, executive producer and director of the special, said in a statement. “The cast of ‘High School Musical: The Musical — The Series’ is its own kind of family, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to share their favorite holiday music and traditions with our viewers.”
High School Musical: The Musical — The Holiday Special: The Soundtrack, featuring holiday songs performed by the cast in the special, will be available beginning Nov. 20 on all major music services and streaming platforms.
Season one of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” is currently available on Disney+.