'High School Musical: The Musical': Kate Reinders says the Disney + spin-off is a 'fresh twist on something already great'

In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), Kate talks about her role, how she landed it and what fans can expect from the upcoming series on Disney+


                            'High School Musical: The Musical': Kate Reinders says the Disney + spin-off is a 'fresh twist on something already great'

'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' is all set to premiere with Episode 1 when Disney+ launches on November 12. Though the first episode has already been released for an early preview on ABC and Freeform on November 8, fans are still looking forward to the launch and the upcoming episodes from the spin-off series. 

The series consists of a cast filled with blooming actors. The cast includes Joshua Bassett ('Stuck in the Middle'), as well as Olivia Rodrigo ('Bizaardvark'), Sofia Wylie ('Andi Mack'), Matt Cornett ('Bella and the Bulldogs'), Dara Reneé ('Freaky Friday'), Julia Lester ('Mom'), Frankie A. Rodriguez ('Modern Family'), Larry Saperstein ('Fan Girl') and Mark St. Cyr ('Marshall'). 

Apart from them, another cast member whose role revolves around drama is Kate Reinders. Kate plays the role of Miss Jenn, the new drama teacher who arrives for her first day at school with high hopes of achieving the greatest.

(L-R) Mark St. Cyr, Kate Reinders, Larry Saperstein, Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo, Dara Renee, Frankie A. Rodriguez, Julia Lester, Sofia Wylie, and Matt Cornett of 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' took part today in the Disney+ Showcase at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2019 in Anaheim, Calif. 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' will stream exclusively on Disney+, which launches November 12. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

After she gets to know that East High, where the original movie was shot, hadn't done a play based on the movie, she motivates the kids to audition and take part in the school's winter musical which is 'High School Musical: The Musical'. 

In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), Kate talks about her role, how she landed it, and what fans can expect from the upcoming series. 

First talking more about her role, Kate says, " Miss Jen is originally from Salt Lake City. And she moved to New York to pursue a career in acting and now she's returned home to take over as the Drama teacher at East High and she is looking forward to giving these kids the same kind of a magical experience that she had when she was in high school." 

Talking about how she landed the role, Kate says, "I auditioned for it like everybody else. I made an audition tape in New York and sent it to LA and I hoped and prayed and crossed my fingers, but I didn't expect anything to come of it and the closer I got I still thought it would be too good to be true. And I actually do till this day still think it is too good to be true and pinching myself."

(L-R) Dara Renee, Tim Federle and Kate Reinders pose at the after party for the premiere of Disney+'s "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" at the Walt Disney Studio lot on November 01, 2019 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Sharing that fans are going to love what the series has done, Kate adds, "I think they're going to love what we've done with it because we love it too. So, if anything this is just a new fresh twist on something that was already great. And I think they're going to find it really fun and exciting and these new kids are breathing new life into it in a way that I don't think anybody is expecting." 

Even before the series could premiere with Season 1, 'High School Musical: The Musical' has been renewed for Season 2.

On what we can expect, Kate says, "You know, that's actually a question for the bosses. Luckily, that's not in my job description. I just have to show off but I think that what's going to happen is that we're going to move on and are probably our drama department will put on another show and I don't know what that shows going to be but I bet it's going to be good."

'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' Season 1 will premiere on Disney + on November 12.

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