The lyrics “we’re all in this together” have never felt more poignant than they do today, and thanks to Disney’s upcoming family singalong, High School Musical fans will have the chance to belt out some of their favourite HSM tunes with the film’s original cast. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the U.S. TV spectacular is set to feature a range of stars from the Disney universe, and if you’re hoping to get in on the action, here’s how to watch the High School Musical Disney family singalong in the UK.
The singalong event first aired over in the U.S. on April 16 and, on April 21, it was announced that the show had become available to stream on Disney+ in the UK and Ireland. Hallelujah.
The Disney Family Singalong features the original High School Musical cast, including East High favourites Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, and Lucas Grabeel. Sadly Troy Bolton, also known as Zac Efron, wasn’t able to join due to a bad internet connection, but he did provide a lovely intro to the rest of the cast singing We’re All In This Together.
In addition to our favourite HSM bops, viewers can enjoy music from some of Disney’s biggest releases, including Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, Moana, The Little Mermaid, Frozen, and more. The beloved tracks are performed a lineup of major names featuring the likes of Christina Aguilera, Kristin Chenoweth, and Michael Bublé.
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And other members of the Disney family also appear, including Cheetah Girls’ and That’s So Raven star Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman, and the casts of The Descendants, Zombies, and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
Speaking of the special, High School Musical director Kenny Ortega revealed that it was “so great” to be invited by ABC to participate, and continued, “I feel really good that we have an opportunity to do something like this — it’s good medicine.”