High School Musical 3 Spoilers, Secrets from the Set

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High School Musical 3: Senior Year is the first film in this franchise to be released in theaters.

As the cast and crew film inside Salt Lake City's East High School, USA Today was on the scene for a recent feature story. Here are highlights from it:

  • The first High School Musical was shot for $4.2 million; the second, $7.8 million.
  • Pictured below, Ashley Tisdale (as Sharpay Evans) stars in a dream-sequence number I Want It All, which took three days to shoot.
  • Troy's basketball jersey has been retired, displayed up high next to those of his father and best friend, Chad.
  • The finale of the film is a graduation scene. It's a big song-and-dance number shot on the football field, inspired by Super Bowl halftime shows and the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Atlanta and Salt Lake City.
Sharpay Evans Photo

A scene from High School Musical 3: Senior Year.

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High School Musical 3: Senior Year Quotes

[Hands Chad flowers] The garden club is rooting for you.

Troy Bolton

East High is a place where teachers encouraged us to break the status quo and define ourselves as we choose. Where a jock can cook up a mean crème brulee, and a brainiac can break it down on the dance floor. It's a place where one person, if it's the right person, changes us all. East High is having friends we'll keep for the rest of our lives, and that means we really are 'all in this together'. Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat!

Troy Bolton