BEHIND THE SCENES
See what it was really like making High School Musical 2
MEET THE STARS!
All you need to know about Zac, Vanessa, Corbin, Ashley, Lucas and Monique
BEFORE THEY WERE STARS
A look back at the stars' big breaks
HAVE A PREMIERE PARTY!
The big night is Aug. 17. Here's how to celebrate. Plus: A pull-out poster of Zac for the wall!
THE REST OF THE GANG
Get to know the stars who play Zeke, Jason, Martha and Kelsi
Check in with Ms. Darbus, Troy's dad, Sharpay and Ryan's folks, and more
SHARPAY'S BEST FRIEND
It's director Kenny Ortega who really owns Sharpay's pampered pooch
INTRODUCING: THE SHARPETTES!
Sharpay now has an entourage of diva wannabes
GET THE LOOK!
High School-up your look and your room
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!
The HSM stars took over Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah. Read Ashley's on-set diary!
The cast hit the road for the High School Musical tour, performing around the U.S. and in Canada and Latin America. See Corbin's tour scrapbook
Baby pix of all the stars
From the moment High School Musical hit the airwaves in January 2006, the Disney TV movie became nothing short of a phenomenon. The soundtrack was the top-selling CD of 2006. The DVD has sold more than 7 million copies. A concert tour sold out arenas across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. And more than 100 million people worldwide are reported to have seen the film. Now with the Aug. 17 premiere of High School Musical 2 just weeks away, the editors at PEOPLE decided to create a magazine about the film and its stars, which parents and kids can read together. As Troy and Gabriella would say, this could be the start of something new.
STAFF FOR THIS ISSUE
Editor Cynthia Sanz
Senior Editor Jamie Bufalino
Creative Director Rina Migliaccio
Director of Photography Chris Dougherty
Art Director David Schlow
Photo Editors Jessica Bryan, Christine Ramage, Lindsay Tyler
Associate Editors Monica Rizzo, Jenny Sundel
Writers Rennie Dyball, Kristen Mascia, Beth Perry, Karen Schneider, Charlotte Triggs, Melody Wells, Bethany Lye
Art Ivy Lee (Assistant Designer), Denise M. Doran, Cynthia Miele, Daniel J. Neuburger (Production Artists), Brien Foy, Stephen Pabarue (Scanners)
Contributing Photo Editor Judy Watson
Reporters Paul Chi, Debra Lewis-Boothman, Brooke Stachyra
Contributors Clarissa Cruz, Rachel Aschenbrand, Joyce Huang, Virginia Luppescu, Nicholas White, Jennifer Wren, Kaitlyn Dreyling
Research Robert Britton (Director), Céline Wojtala (Deputy), Jane Bealer, Sal Covarrúbias, Margery Frohlinger, Charles Nelson, Jack Styczynski, Patrick Yang
Copy Chief Aura Davies
Production Lori Kyle (Director), Tasha Anderson, Derek Gatts, Caroline Rufino, Amy Taup Imaging Romeo Cifelli, Charles Guardino, Hubert Lau
Administration Patricia Hustoo
Publishing Paul J. Caine (Publisher, PEOPLE Group), David Geithner (VP, Group General Manager), Peter Medwid (Associate Publisher, Advertising Sales), Susan Parkes-Cirignano (Associate Publisher, Marketing, PEOPLE Group), Nancy Valentino (VP, Communications & Brand Development), Jennifer Ogden-Reese (VP, Consumer Marketing), Elissa Fishman (Finance Director, PEOPLE Group), Amy Galleazzi (Public Relations Director), Denis Gallagher (New York Sales Manager), Jennifer Silva (Finance Manager), Melinda Pollard (Advertising Pricing Manager)
On the Cover: Photographs by Michael Lavine. (Grabeel) Shirt: Fink; Sweater: Energie; Pants: H&M; Cap: The Gap; (Bleu) Shirt: Y2; Jeans: Sjobeck; (Efron) Shirt: WESC; Jeans: G Star; Belt: Energie; (Tisdale) Top & Belt: H&M; Shorts: Hot Kiss; (Hudgens) Dress: Hot Kiss; (Coleman) Dress & Cardigan: H&M; Earrings: Spr; All Jewelry: Urban Outfitters. Lower right: Fred Hayes/Disney Channel
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