Can't get enough of High School Musical, the mega-Disney Channel hit that has made stars of Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens, above? Well, if you've ever dreamed of playing Troy or Gabriella or singing Getcha Head in the Game on stage, that dream may come true. An original stage adaptation will be ready to license to schools or student theater groups this fall through Music Theatre International, according to the Disney Web site. Tell your teachers to go to disneyonbroadway.com/hsm to sign up for more information.
SPEAKING OF HIGH SCHOOL . . .
The Degrassi seniors are graduating, and the halls are brimming with break-ups, hook-ups and reunions . . . all before the final school bell rings. The N, the nighttime network for teens, premieres a special two-part season finale of Degrassi: The Next Generation at 8 p.m. June 2. The second part, which marks the series' 100th episode and features the first graduation, premieres at 8 p.m. June 9. So get your caps, gowns and hankies. There may be a few tears shed as the gang finally graduates.
Kids have a lot of concerns: Doing well in school, being a good son, daughter or sibling, and working well with others are chief among them. A survey of 2,500 boys and girls, ages 11-17, said they were "concerned a lot'' about certain issues. Here is what the survey, conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute, said:
Getting along with friends
Boys — 50 percent Girls — 61 percent
Getting along with family
Boys — 44 percent Girls — 42 percent
Doing well in school
Boys — 51 percent Girls — 61 percent
Boys — 16 percent Girls — 29 percent
"I was really into those My Little Ponys, and the first My Little Pony that I got, my brothers gave it a Mohawk. I was so traumatized!'' Actor MENA SUVARI, revealing the best birthday gift she received as a child in Toy Wishes magazine.
Now that she has her learner's driving permit, check out X-Team member Lyndsey McKenna as she prepares for the real thing in her blog, Road Trip. Read it and respond at www.sptimes.com/blogs/roadtrip.
HEADING OFF TO COLLEGE
Follow Xpress film critic Billy Norris as he makes decisions about the next phase of his life in his blog, ""College Bound,'' at www.sptimes.com/blogs/college.