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August 18

August 18, 2006 – The Stage Version of High School Musical Premieres at Stagedoor Manor

“The breathless optimism of the lyrics is shared by many of the kids who attend Stagedoor Manor summer camp, which mounts 13 productions with 270 kids every three weeks…”

On August 18, 2006, the world premiere of the stage version of the popular Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical took place at the Stagedoor Manor theater camp. Stagedoor Manor, a well-regarded summer camp with a working relationship with Disney scored the rights to the musical after mounting “junior” productions of Broadway musicals Rent and Aida.

July 6

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July 6, 2006 – High School Musical is Nominated for Six Primetime Emmy Awards

On July 6, 2006, the nominations for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced. The Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical was awarded with six nominations: Outstanding Choreography (for Kenny Ortega, Charles Klapow, and Bonnie Story); Outstanding Children’s Program (for Don Schain, Bill Borden, and Barry Rosenbush); Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Special (for Kenny Ortega); Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Special (for Jason La Padura and Natalie Hart); Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (for “Get’cha Head in the Game”), and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (for “Breaking Free”). The television movie would eventually win two of these awards: Outstanding Choreography, and Outstanding Children’s Program.

June 22

June 22, 2004 – The Special Edition Soundtrack of The Cheetah Girls is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“I don’t wanna be like Cinderella, sitting in a dark, cold, dusty cellar.”

On June 22, 2004, the album The Cheetah Girls – Special Edition Soundtrack was released through Walt Disney Records. This album was an updated version of the original soundtrack, which was released nearly a year prior on August 12, 2003; the special edition features karaoke versions of the movie tracks, as well as remixes of “Cinderella” and “Girl Power.”

July 23

July 23, 2003 – The Cheetah Girls Single “Cinderella” Premieres on Radio Disney

“I don’t want to be like Cinderella, sittin’ in a dark cold dusty cellar.”

On July 23, 2003, the promotional single “Cinderella” premiered on Radio Disney. Originally recorded by i5, the song was recorded by The Cheetah Girls to promote the film of the same name. It was eventually released for digital download on August 12, 2003, with the music video premiering on Disney Channel the same day. The song was also featured in the film as the band’s audition song for the talent show.

April 26

April 26, 2005 – The Album Disney Channel Hits: Take 2 is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“Our spots are different, different colors. We make each other stronger, that ain’t never gonna change.”

On April 26, 2005, the compilation album Disney Channel Hits: Take 2 was released through Walt Disney Records. The album compiled songs from popular Disney Channel shows and Disney Channel Original Movies, including Stuck in the Suburbs, The Cheetah Girls, and Halloweentown High. Artists featured on the album include Hayden Panettiere, Jesse McCartney, and The Cheetah Girls.

November 20

November 20, 2007 – The Box Set High School Musical Hits Collection is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“Limited edition six disc set perfect for the High School Musical lover in all of us!”

On November 20, 2007, the six disc compilation High School Musical Hits Collection was released through Walt Disney Records. It featured the soundtracks for the two High School Musical films of the time, two karaoke albums, and the CD+DVD version of High School Musical: The Concert. The box set was a limited edition, and has been out of print for several years.

August 14

August 14, 2007 – The Nintendo DS Game High School Musical: Makin’ the Cut is Released

“The worldwide runaway Disney Channel movie hit – “High School Musical” – now comes to the small-screen on the Nintendo DS in an all new game…that takes players across America as they compete in the ultimate musical competition.”

On August 14, 2007, the Nintendo DS game High School Musical: Makin’ the Cut was released. Promoting the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise High School Musical, the game features the cast in a rhythm game setup in the guise of a national music competition. When released, the game had online features that allowed players to compete with friends and show off personal video clips of their dances; this feature has been disabled since May 20, 2014.