Premiering tonight on Disney+ “The Quinceañero” is an episode that pulls on your heart and causes an abundance of emotions which somehow lead to tears that end in laughs…. I know, I know. I sound all over the place with my emotions, but that is exactly what this episode is, an emotional rollercoaster of fun, love, laughs, and truth.
Between us…… (don’t tell the cast I told you this.)
The episode starts with the laughs and cheers that we have grown to love from High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Somewhere between trying on the coat and planning the surprise (oh yeah, there’s a surprise), we are propelled into a few situations that have to do with,
That’s enough for now. LoL!
Taking the time to introduce this episode to us, cast members, Matt Cormett, Joshua Bassett, and Kate Reinders took us through some show trivia, fun times on set, and most of all, what this episode means to them. I began to understand how engaging this episode would be upon hearing,
“I cried more from this episode than any other.” – Matt Cormett
At this point, I was all gas no brakes.
Prepare yourself for an exploration of life as it unfolds with remnants of life learning and explorative elements we all can relate to young or old.
Joshua Bassett plays the lead role of “Ricky” on “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.” He co-wrote and performed “Just For a Moment” with Olivia Rodrigo for season one received more than one million streams on Spotify in the first week it was released.
Bassett’s single with Warner Records, “Lie Lie Lie,” debuted at No. 33 on the Billboard Emerging Artists chart and opened at No. 25 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart. In early 2021, he unveiled his self-titled debut EP, including songs like “Lie Lie Lie” and “Telling Myself” which have amassed over 30 million-plus streams in a couple of months. His latest single “Feel Something” dropped May 7th.
He is also known for his recurring role as Aidan Peters on Disney Channel’s “Stuck in the Middle.” He recently guest-starred on “Dirty John” and ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.” An artist with Warner Records, Bassett unveiled his solo debut “Common Sense” in 2020. Within a month, it tallied 5 million total streams. Born in Oceanside, California, the 18-year-old actor, singer-songwriter and multi-talented musician started his career in theater and has landed nearly a dozen lead roles in local stage productions including Apostle James in “Godspell,” The Cat in the Hat in “Seussical,” Peter Pan in “Peter Pan,” Kurt vonTrapp in “The Sound of Music” and Charlie in “Willy Wonka.” In his downtime, Bassett enjoys writing music, playing his guitar and piano and watching as many films as possible.
Twitter, IG and TikTok: @joshuatbassett
Matt Cornett plays “E.J” on “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” for Disney+. He is also known for his recurring guest star role as Zach Barnes on “Bella and The Bulldogs,” for which he earned a 2016 Young Artist Award for “Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actor.” Recently, he shared the big screen with Natasha Henstridge in the feature film, “Inconceivable.” Other credits include notable roles on “Life in Pieces,” “Game Shakers” and “Criminal Minds,” as well as a host on Disney Channel’s “Movie Surfers.” Born in idyllic rural Rogers, Arkansas, Cornett moved to Southern California to pursue his acting career full time in 2012. Soon after relocating, he booked a role on “Southland”, for which he won a Young Artist Award for “Best Performance in a TV Series Guest Starring Young Actor.” Cornett enjoys football, singing, guitar, video games, his car and spending quality time with his family and friends.
Twitter: @Matt_Cornett_; IG: @mattcornett
Kate Reinders plays “Miss Jenn” on “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.” On television, Reinders was a series regular on both ABC’s “Work It” and Lifetime’s “Sherri” and has guest starred on many shows including “Instinct,” “Anger Management,” “Modern Family”
and “Ugly Betty.” Her film credits include “Russell Madness,” “Grudge Match,” “Such Good People,” “Certainty” and “Kinsey.”
As half of the singing/songwriting comedy duo “Tastiskank”, Reinders has performed on the New York comedy and cabaret circuit, the TBS Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, where the duo received the 2007 Breakout Award. Reinders has starred in numerous Broadway productions and was most recently seen on Broadway starring as Cynthia Weil in “Beautiful, the Carole King Musical.” Previous Broadway credits include “Steve
Martin’s Meteor Shower,” where she served as standby for Amy Schumer; Portia in “Something Rotten!” (Original Cast recording); Glinda in “Wicked” for which she received a Jefferson Award nomination (Broadway and Original Chicago company); June in Sam Mendes’ revival
of “Gypsy” starring Bernadette Peters; Caroline in the Beach Boys musical “Good Vibrations;” and the 2002 revival of both “Into the Woods” and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”
Twitter and IG: @KateReinders