A runaway Disney Channel hit, this peppy modern-day musical follows the standard Boy Meets Girl/Boy Loses Girl/Boy Does Duets With Girl trajectory, and but director/choreographer Kenny Ortega instills the not-so-dirty dance moves with real verve and never lets the production's wholesomeness get too corny.
During a ski lodge vacation, two teens from different cultures make beautiful music together. Jock Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) is the star of his East High basketball team, while egghead Gaby Montez (Vanessa Anne Hudgens), who attends a another school, shines at science fairs. Paired up for a karaoke contest, the young strangers discover love at first song. In...