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‘High School Musical 2’ premieres

Efron, Tisdale, Hudgens all on hand

HOLLYWOOD — As if anyone needed proof that the “High School Musical” phenomenon has officially “gone Hollywood,” attendees at Tuesday’s premiere included the Beckhams, and the show adhered to Hollywood Standard Time, starting almost an hour late.

Delay aside, the night satisfied the hoards of screaming tweens who packed downtown Disneyland as early as 2 p.m. just to catch a glimpse of Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens and Lucas Grabeel walking the blue carpet.

Before the screening, Efron, who has clearly become the breakout star (Rolling Stone cover, “Hairspray,” upcoming “Footloose” remake), spoke about the perks of popularity. “All I know is that instead of watching the Disney parade, I totally got to be in it today, so I’m pretty stoked,” he enthused.

Efron joined the entire cast onstage at the after-party held at the Grand Californian hotel. After director Kenny Ortega gave props to team Disney and all the “HSM” hotties, the curtain went up on Disneyland’s live presentation based on the franchise.

With a stage show, a concert tour, a sequel, lunch boxes and backpacks, it seems there can never be enough “HSM.”

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