High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

The BEST episodes of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

Every episode of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series!

Set at the real-life East High, where the original movie was filmed, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series follows a group of students as they countdown to opening night of their school's first-ever production of “High School Musical.” Show-mances blossom; friendships are tested, while new ones are made; rivalries flare; songs are sung; and lives are changed forever as these young people discover the transformative power that only high school theater can provide.

Last Updated: 8/6/2022Network: Disney+
Act Two
122 votes

#1 - Act Two

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/10/2020

It's Act Two of opening night, and the stakes have never been higher. After last-minute cast changes in Act One — and so much left unsaid between Ricky and Nini — there's more drama offstage than on.

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Opening Night
105 votes

#2 - Opening Night

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/3/2020

After months of rehearsals, the theater kids gear up for an unforgettable opening night. But when unexpected audience members show up to shake the cast to its core, will the show "go on" if the Wildcats aren't all in this together?

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Into the Unknown
22 votes

#3 - Into the Unknown

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/3/2022

A reluctant E.J. takes the reins in a surprisingly new role on "Frozen." New campers bring surprising vocal chops - and competition - to the auditions for "Frozen," while in Los Angeles, Nini makes a potentially life-changing discovery of her own.

70 votes

#4 - Showtime

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/23/2021

It's opening night, and Nini hypes up her anxious castmates for their performance in front of the competition judge. But no East High opening night is complete without unexpected visitors, second chances, and big decisions about everyone's futures - together and apart.

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What Team?
118 votes

#5 - What Team?

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/13/2019

When Miss Jenn is placed on temporary leave and rehearsals are put on hold, the students rally together to defend their drama teacher.

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The Quinceañero
73 votes

#6 - The Quinceañero

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/11/2021

Gina and Seb rally the group to throw Carlos the music and dance-filled Quinceañero he never had. Meanwhile, Ricky accidentally oversteps in more ways than one, and Miss Jenn gets a wild idea about how to get Nini back onstage at East High.

103 votes

#7 - Thanksgiving

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/20/2019

A rambunctious Thanksgiving "cast party" at Ashlyn's ends with surprising news for Gina, while Miss Jenn and Mr. Mazzara accidentally spend the holiday together at East High.

Watch Now:Amazon
120 votes

#8 - Homecoming

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/6/2019

Miss Jenn organizes a girl’s night out with Kourtney and Nini to help Nini shake off the boy drama, while the rest of the theater kids attend the East High Homecoming dance, where Carlos learns to dance like everyone’s watching.

Watch Now:Amazon
130 votes

#9 - Blocking

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/29/2019

After Nini discovers that E.J. isn’t who she thinks he is, Ashlyn gets caught in the middle. Gina and E.J. team up as “wonderstudies,” and Ricky gets an unexpected visitor at home.

The Tech Rehearsal
101 votes

#10 - The Tech Rehearsal

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/27/2019

When the cast and crew unexpectedly need to find a new location to "tech" their production, Carlos secures a spooky theater downtown, forcing Miss Jenn to confront old demons.

Spring Break
75 votes

#11 - Spring Break

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/9/2021

When Gina finds herself stranded at the airport over Spring Break, a surprise run-in changes her mind about what she wants. Meanwhile, the separated Wildcats find a way to bond over song during their break, as Ricky finally sees his mom again after their opening night run-in at "High School Musical."

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Most Likely To
70 votes

#12 - Most Likely To

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/2/2021

When the Wildcats are benched from rehearsal for a week, tensions rise to the surface during Career Day. Big Red questions if Ashlyn understands his dreams; Howie makes a surprising move with Kourtney; E.J. shocks his dad with a revelation; and Ricky and Nini visit an old haunt.

Watch Now:Amazon
75 votes

#13 - Typecasting

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/21/2021

Kourtney, Carlos and Big Red decide to join their friends and audition for on stage roles in “Beauty and the Beast,” while Nini experiences FOMO from afar. When new competition shows up to the tryout, Gina tries to shake off some old habits.

New Year's Eve
84 votes

#14 - New Year's Eve

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/14/2021

Flying high after the triumph of opening night, Ricky, Nini, Gina, and the Wildcats gather at Ashlyn’s for a New Year’s Eve party. Miss Jenn runs into the new North High rival theatre teacher – a.k.a her ex-boyfriend – and at the stroke of midnight, shocking revelations come to the surface.

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The Auditions
189 votes

#15 - The Auditions

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/8/2019

Ricky decides to audition for East High's fall musical, "High School Musical," in an effort to rekindle his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Nini.

Directors: Tamra Davis
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The Read-Through
141 votes

#16 - The Read-Through

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/15/2019

E.J. is jealous and reeling after losing the leading role of "Troy" to Ricky, and Miss Jenn tells the conflicted leading lady, Nini, to "trust the process."

Happy Campers
35 votes

#17 - Happy Campers

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/27/2022

After a momentous year at East High, the Wildcats head to Camp Shallow Lake for two weeks of fun in the sun. With a high-stakes production of "Frozen" looming and new campers threatening to shake up the Wildcats' dynamic, the campers are in for an unforgettable summer of highs, lows, and "Let It Go's."

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The Wonderstudies
134 votes

#18 - The Wonderstudies

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/22/2019

After “losing” her phone and missing an important rehearsal, Nini suspects who is responsible for her bout with bad luck and surprisingly retaliates. EJ confronts Ricky about a heartfelt voicemail left for Nini. Meanwhile, Mr. Mazzara becomes suspicious of Miss Jenn's past.

The Field Trip
74 votes

#19 - The Field Trip

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/25/2021

When the Wildcats suspect that North High has stolen a key costume piece, they infiltrate their rival school and end up in a competitive dance-off. Miss Jenn goes face to face and toe to toe with Zack Roy. And an emboldened Nini takes a big risk.

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Valentine's Day
73 votes

#20 - Valentine's Day

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/28/2021

Big Red and Ashlyn celebrate their first Valentine's Day together, amidst drama. Kourtney spars with a co-worker while Gina contends with being single. Meanwhile, Ricky and Nini's plans to surprise each other turn into a comedy of errors, leading to new revelations.

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The Storm
74 votes

#21 - The Storm

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/4/2021

When a blizzard barrels down on Salt Lake City, the Wildcats are stranded at East High after hours, just as E.J. receives some bad news. As cabin fever sets in, Miss Jenn inspires Nini to make a bold choice about her future; Kourtney’s coworker Howie makes a surprising move; and Gina and Carlos come to blows.

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The Transformation
68 votes

#22 - The Transformation

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/16/2021

After rehearsals fall flat, the cast breaks into separate sleepovers to brainstorm Broadway-worthy ideas to outdo North High. But as the countdown to opening night looms, secrets rise between Nini and Gina, Seb and Carlos suffer their first fight, and Ricky receives an unexpected FaceTime call.

Yes, And…
68 votes

#23 - Yes, And…

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/18/2021

After rival school North High releases a viral video to undermine the Wildcats, Miss Jenn hosts a weekend improv intensive to build up her kids’ confidence. Meanwhile, Nini works on a new song at Salt Lake Slices, where she finds inspiration in Kourtney’s approach to life.

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Second Chances
70 votes

#24 - Second Chances

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/30/2021

While the Wildcats head to Salt Lake Slices to digest the excitement of opening night - and a pizza or two - Miss Jenn continues to experience tunnel vision over the Menkie Awards. Mr. Mazzara shows his softer side; Ricky reevaluates a party crasher; Gina speaks her truth; and Nini makes a life-altering call.

Watch Now:Amazon

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