OG Wildcat Corbin Bleu visited the Disney Imagination Campus August 22 to chat with students from Florida's Maynard Evans High School theatre group as they rehearsed a scene from Disney's Frozen.
Bleu originated the role of singing basketeer Chad Danforth in the High School Musical franchise and currently stars in season three of the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series as a "dick-ish" version of himself. He’s also starred in Broadway productions of In the Heights, Godspell, Holiday Inn, and Kiss Me, Kate.
"I really hope the biggest takeaway all these students walk away with today from the campus, is how many people have actually come to give back to teach and bestow their wisdom," says Bleu. "I really hope that they actually take all that to heart and not only apply it to their performance, but also know how important it is to pass along that information."
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He continues, "As a performer, I have learned so much from different people throughout the years, not only from teachers and mentors, but fellow colleagues who have imparted their wisdom. I wouldn't be the artist that I am today had it not been for people like myself, giving back and imparting that wisdom. I hope they go ahead and continue to pay it forward."
The latest season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series began airing July 27 on Disney+ and follows the Wildcats of East High to Camp Shallow Lake, where they will put up a production of Disney's Frozen. In addition to featuring songs from Disney’s Frozen (penned by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez), the season contains hits from the High School Musical and Camp Rock franchises, as well as the original song “Finally Free” by main cast member Joshua Bassett.
Along with Bassett, returning cast members include Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, current Broadway Into the Woods star Julia Lester, Dara Reneé, Frankie Rodriguez, and Saylor Bell Curda, and guest star appearances by Kate Reinders, Olivia Rodrigo, Olivia Rose Keegan, Larry Saperstein, Broadway favorite Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Nickelodeon star JoJo Siwa.
See photos from Corbin Bleu's visit below.