‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ Isn’t Doing ‘The Little Mermaid,’ but They Totally Could

Although fans learned the students of East High are doing Beauty and the Beast for season 2 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, there are a few other productions they would do super well. That includes the Disney musical with the red-headed, spirited mermaid, Ariel.

The East High School students put on a production of ‘High School Musical’

They’re all in this together. Thanks to the Disney+ “mockumentary” series, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, viewers met students like Nini, Ricky, EJ, and Gina as they put on a stage version of Disney Channel’s High School Musical. 

In true high school theater fashion, there was plenty of behind-the-scenes drama, but in the end, they put on a great show. Thanks to an announcement on Instagram from Disney+, fans learned that the cast is returning for season 2, where they’ll put on another Disney-related show.

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For season 2, they’re doing ‘Beauty and the Beast’

With the cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series jamming to “Beauty and the Beast” around a piano, it became pretty clear to fans what their production will be for season 2 of the Disney+ original series. With the musical Beauty and the Beast comes plenty of roles up for grabs. 

There’s the dynamic duo Cogsworth and Lumiere. There’s macho man Gaston and his loveable sidekick LeFou. Additionally, there’s Mrs. Potts, who sings the iconic title song, “Beauty and the Beast.” Of course, there are also the two main roles, Belle and the Beast, the characters who fall in love throughout the show. 

Unfortunately, Miss Jenn’s cast list hasn’t been announced yet for this musical production. Production has since been paused due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, although some fans look forward to seeing Nini, Ricky, and all of their friends in new episodes. 

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Fans are already dreaming up a ‘The Little Mermaid’ cast 

Although Beauty and the Beast is a pretty great choice, especially because of all the roles available, there are a few other Disney movies-turned stage adaptations that the cast could’ve done. That includes a production of The Little Mermaid, the story of one mermaid who dreams of life as a human. 

When it comes to the title character, there are a few students who could portray Ariel — Nini, Gina, and Ashlyn, just to name a few. There are other adorable characters in the musical up for grabs, like Scuttle and Flounder. Seb singing “Poor Unfortunate Souls?” Don’t even get us started. 

There’s always a possibility of a season 3 of this Disney+ spinoff. In it, cast members could do musicals like Mary Poppins, Frozen, or The Lion King. More information about season 2 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series will presumably be announced in the coming weeks. 

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