Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez come from two different worlds: Troy the Basketball Captain is the biggest Jock of them all, and Gabriella is the new Brainiac in school. They meet at a New Year’s Eve party and fall in love, but when they meet again in school their true identities are revealed. The social cliques they belong to don’t approve of this new friendship and try to separate them. Determined to overcome the trend, Troy and Gabriella audition for the school musical. However, drama queen Sharpay Evans and her brother Ryan, the co-captains of the Drama department, try in every way to prevent Troy and Gabriella from winning over them in the callbacks.

Can Troy and Gabriella ever be together? Who will win the callbacks? Will their friends ever accept each other for who they are? Can they beat the Status Quo?