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Made In Utah HSM2 Premiers Friday

Salt Lake City, Film & TelevisionJesse WalkerComment

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That's right kiddies. With mostly positive reviews, 'High School Musical 2' premiers this Friday on the Disney Channel (check listings). HSM2 as the tweens call it, returned once again to Utah for production earlier this year due in part to the large pool of talented extras, beautiful scenery and experienced crew which includes some very dear friends of mine. The opening song called "What Time Is It?" (above) was shot at East High School in Salt Lake City while the rest of the movie was made at Entrada Resort in St. George. And while HSM2 is like a bubblegum supernova compared to the first sleeper hit, it's still pretty amazing stuff compared to the shite that passes for children's entertainment these days. It will also be interesting to see if the soundtrack does as well as the first which turned out to be the highest selling record in 2006. One of the songs from that album "Breaking Free" was even featured on an indie rock cover album called "Guilt By Association". Crazy stuff. [Photo: Disney/Orlando Sentinel]