Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez met over winter break after they were forced to sing together at a party. They became friends, and expected not to see each other again. But then, Gabriella’s mother’s company transferred her to another home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Troy lives. Troy and Gabriella end up at the same school after winter break. They decide to audition for their school’s musical, and after they audition and get a call back along with Sharpay and Ryan Evans, the two actors who’ve been in every school musical, the whole school makes the biggest deal out of it.