New series pays homage to ‘High School Musical’
Kate Reinders has had a successful musical theater career, appearing in projects from “Gypsy” to “Good Vibrations.” Her long body of professional work came after years of performing in local, regional and national productions for the Seattle native who grew up in Michigan.
One big musical production she missed out on — only because she was the teeniest bit too old and was already working on Broadway at the time — was the 2006 Disney Channel mega-hit “High School Musical.” She did get to help in the process of turning the TV movie into a theatrical production later on, but never to the point where she could claim to be part of the phenomenon.
Now, Reinders is one of the stars of the new 10-episode series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” launching on Disney+ Tuesday. Execut ...