The East High Wildcats are headed for Camp Shallow Lake in the upcoming third season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on streamer Disney+, which begins production January 18 in Los Angeles. Following productions of High School Musical and Disney's Beauty and the Beast in the series' first and second seasons, respectively, the upcoming season will center on a camp production of Disney's Frozen. The premiere date for the season is not yet announced.
The new season will see some new faces joining the cast, including newcomer Adrian Lyles and Taylor Bell (I Didn't Do It on Disney Channel). Lyles will play Jet, the mysterious new kid at Camp Shallow Lake, while Bell will play Maddox, a quick-witted "techie" who cares about the rules.
Guest stars include original High School Musical film franchise vet and Broadway favorite Corbin Bleu, playing himself; Meg Donnelly (Zombies), playing Val, a former camper-turned-counselor-in-training who's choreographing Frozen; and Jason Earles (Hannah Montana), playing killjoy camp director Dewey Wood.
They join returning cast members Joshua Bassett, Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, Julia Lester, Dara Reneé, Frankie Rodriguez, Kate Reinders, Olivia Rose Keegan, and Olivia Rodrigo.
Along with songs from Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez's score to Frozen, the season will include performances of songs from the High School Musical franchise and Camp Rock.
Inspired by Disney Channel's High School Musical film franchise, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is a scripted, mockumentary-style show that follows students at a fictionalized version of Salt Lake City's East High School, where the original films were shot. The first season centered on the school's first-ever production of the stage adaptation of High School Musical, while the second season saw the drama department take on Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Created by showrunner and Broadway vet Tim Federle (Tuck Everlasting), the series was part of Disney+'s launch line-up in November 2019 and was renewed for a second season before it premiered. The series was renewed for a third season in September 2021.