As a live-theater veteran, High School Musical makes me so angry for giving kids some really terrible ideas about how stage shows work. No, you can’t just show up late for an audition and get the lead. No, you can’t have the entire world jam out to your call back. Troy and Gabi acted so unprofessionally that in real live theater, they wouldn’t be taken seriously and kicked the hell out. Sharpay may have been a diva, but she took theater seriously. She’d win the part in my show before Gabriella.