Full Synopsis

Full Synopsis

It is the last day of school, and the East High gang is eager for summer to start ("What Time Is It?"). Chad tells Troy and the Wildcats that they have to practice shooting hoops this summer, and, if they do, he is confident that they will win back-to-back championships. Zeke agrees but is concerned about finding a summer job. It turns out that everyone is in the same predicament; Troy's dad cannot afford to send him to college without a scholarship, and Chad needs to save for a car so he can take Taylor out on a real date.

Since their star turn in Juliet and Romeo, Troy and Gabriella have been going strong. He gives her a necklace with a "T" on it and tells her that, if they don't get jobs, they will at least spend more time together; Sharpay is not pleased. Soon after, Troy's phone rings with a job offer! During that phone call, Troy manages to secure job offers for all of his friends, too, and they all celebrate ("What Time Is It – Reprise")!

At the Lava Springs Country Club – coincidently owned by the Evans family – Sharpay revels in her summer queendom, surrounded by the club staff and her adoring fangirls, who are known as the Sharpettes ("Fabulous"). The celebration is cut short when the entire Wildcats gang shows up for duty. A displeased Sharpay confronts Mr. Fulton, the assistant club manager, but he informs her that he cannot fire Troy's friends without legal cause. Still, he reluctantly agrees to make their jobs more difficult than usual. Fulton assigns group jobs, starting with cleaning up the kitchen. The group is discouraged, but Troy assures them that, if they work as a team, they can do anything ("Work This Out").

Later, on the golf course, Sharpay and Ryan spy Gabriella and Troy having a picnic lunch. Jealous and frustrated, she ruins Troy and Gabriella's romantic time with a call to Fulton, who turns on the sprinkles and soaks Troy and Gabriella. In the dining room, Kelsi plays a song during her break that she wrote for Troy and Gabriella, and everyone joins in ("You Are the Music in Me"). Everyone agrees that they should sing the song in the talent show. They are interrupted by Fulton telling Troy and Chad that they have been hired to caddy.

Back on the golf course, Sharpay and Ryan discuss rehearsal for their talent show act – Sharpay is determined to win the Star Dazzle Award. Troy and Chad then arrive; they have been hired by Sharpay to caddy for her. As she and Ryan play, Sharpay puts the moves on Troy. She tells him that her father thinks they should sing together in the talent show, pointing out that The Alumni Committee comes to the talent show every year to award the biggest scholarships to well-rounded and talented scholars. Troy passes on her offer but, in spite of this, Sharpay's father promotes him to junior golf pro. Sharpay helps him get suited up for the job ("Fabulous – Troy's Transformation"). After his makeover, Troy agrees to sing with Sharpay.

Elsewhere, Kelsi helps Ryan, Sharpay and the Sharpettes prepare their talent show number, a Hawaiian-themed song and dance number ("Humuhumunukunukupua'a"). Ryan and Sharpay continue to butt heads about who is in charge, though. Martha, Taylor and Gabriella wait for Troy, who is late to dinner with Gabriella. When he finally shows up, he admits that he forgot. Sharpay then reveals that he already promised to sing with her. Troy's friends are shocked, despite his best efforts to explain the scholarship situation. Later, Sharpay and Troy change their song choice, and Ryan is furious!

Kelsi now leads Sharpay, Troy and the Sharpettes in a glitzy version of her own song ("You Are the Music in Me – Rock Version"). When Troy presses Kelsi on her reasons for allowing Sharpay to change the music, she admits that Sharpay's dad had agreed to produce Kelsi's new musical.

Later that week, Gabriella finds Troy on the basketball court; he has broken another promise to her. He insists that he is only doing it for the scholarship, but she replies that he should earn the scholarship, not be handed it for singing with Sharpay. It is then revealed that Sharpay's dad has secured Troy the opportunity to practice with a college basketball team. With Troy gone, the Wildcats are missing their team leader for the staff baseball game, but Gabriella recruits a new ninth man: Ryan. The dubious Chad challenges Ryan, who not only gets Chad to dance but helps the Wildcats win the game ("I Don't Dance"). Now part of the team, Ryan teaches the gang a new number for the talent show ("Every Day – Rehearsal"). Sharpay, feeling her Star Dazzle Award under siege, directs Fulton to yank the employees from the talent show.

Gabriella, fed up with Sharpay's antics, confronts her ("Fabulous – Reprise"). Sharpay easily shrugs it off, accusing Gabriella of jealousy that Sharpay is singing with Troy, which leads Gabriella to confront Troy also. Unable to recognize who he has become, she breaks off their relationship ("Gotta Go My Own Way"). Meanwhile, on the basketball court, the voices of Troy's friends echo in his head as he realizes his mistakes ("Bet on It"). First, he takes back his job as a waiter, which means he cannot sing with Sharpay since she had the staff pulled. When she tries to get Ryan to sing with her, he refuses to help, much to her dismay. A desperate Sharpay calls Fulton and tells him to let the staff perform. As she scarfs down a plate of cookies, Troy makes up with his team. When Sharpay discovers the cookies are from Zeke, she identifies the mistakes she has made by alienating everyone. She arranges for Gabriella to come back and sing with Troy and for Ryan to do his number with the Wildcats; the combination of the two musical numbers makes for a show-stopping performance ("Every Day"). Ryan finally wins the Star Dazzle Award and, now reconciled, the entire company celebrates the summer ("All for One").