High School Musical (2006) (part 7 of 12)

Darbus calls out for any last auditioners for the lead couple roles. Troy and Gabriella, silenced by the power of jazz squares and sequined lime green hats, quietly slink out of the auditorium.

Meanwhile, Kelsi is talking to Sharpay. It seems Kelsi is the one who wrote “What I’ve Been Looking For”, and she imagined it being performed more like a slow number. This incites Sharpay to go from zero to bitch, calling Kelsi a “sawed-off Sondheim”, whatever that may mean. Sharpay says she’s done 17 school productions, and Kelsi’s “direction, suggestion, or commentary” is not welcome. So, yeah, we’re supposed to hate Sharpay.

Sharpay and Ryan leave, and Darbus switches off her desk lamp and also begins to leave. Suddenly, Gabriella runs back in, saying she wants to audition, much to Troy’s complete and utter mortification. Darbus says it’s too late, and plus there’s no one to sing with her. And guess what? A reluctant Troy comes forward, saying he’ll sing with her.

Darbus gets all high and mighty, mocking Troy for being here without his “sports posse, or whatever it’s called.” Yeah, the joke here is that she doesn’t know the word “team”. Again, that’s what we’re dealing with. Darbus tells them that they’re too late, auditions are over, and too bad, so sad.

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