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

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 17, 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.

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
94 votes
Opening Night

#2 - 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 8.05
79 votes
What Team?

#3 - 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 7.84
91 votes

#4 - 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 7.76
90 votes

#5 - 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 7.64
76 votes

#6 - 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 7.61
100 votes
The Tech Rehearsal

#7 - 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 7.57
74 votes
The Wonderstudies

#8 - 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 7.41
101 votes
The Read-Through

#9 - 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 7.39
104 votes
The Auditions

#10 - 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 7.34
145 votes
Directors: Tamra Davis
Writers: Tim Federle