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

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2021

Network: Disney+

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.

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Act Two

#1 - Act Two

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.21
112 votes

#2 - Showtime

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 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.

star 8.07
54 votes
Opening Night

#3 - Opening Night

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 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?

star 8.00
95 votes
The Quinceañero

#4 - The Quinceañero

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.76
62 votes

#5 - Homecoming

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.73
111 votes
What Team?

#6 - What Team?

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.72
111 votes
Spring Break

#7 - Spring Break

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 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."

star 7.69
59 votes
Most Likely To

#8 - Most Likely To

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.63
57 votes

#9 - Thanksgiving

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.60
96 votes

#10 - Typecasting

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired May 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.

star 7.56
63 votes
The Tech Rehearsal

#11 - The Tech Rehearsal

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.55
92 votes

#12 - Blocking

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.51
120 votes
New Year's Eve

#13 - New Year's Eve

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired May 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.

star 7.49
72 votes
The Field Trip

#14 - The Field Trip

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.41
61 votes
The Storm

#15 - The Storm

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.39
61 votes
The Transformation

#16 - The Transformation

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.35
55 votes
Valentine's Day

#17 - Valentine's Day

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 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.

star 7.32
59 votes
Yes, And…

#18 - Yes, And…

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.30
57 votes
The Auditions

#19 - The Auditions

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.30
172 votes
Directors: Tamra Davis
Writers: Tim Federle
The Wonderstudies

#20 - The Wonderstudies

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.28
123 votes
The Read-Through

#21 - The Read-Through

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 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."

star 7.26
128 votes
Second Chances

#22 - Second Chances

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 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.

star 6.93
55 votes
Writers: Tim Federle, Zachary Dodes