She achieved mainstream success as Maddie Fitzpatrick in the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
This success was heightened when she starred as Sharpay Evans in the High School Musical franchise.
At 11, a piano teacher recognized Efron's burgeoning talent and persuaded him to pursue theatrical roles at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts.
Troy Bolton is still dating Gabriella Montez, who decides to stay in Albuquerque with her mother.
Troy eventually decides to look for a summer job to gain money for college.
So she orders Fulton to give them difficult tasks so they would be best to quit.
Fulton attempts to intimidate the group, but Troy rebuilds their confidence and convinces them that they can persevere ("Work This Out"). Sharpay senses his need and arranges for Troy to be promoted, hoping that this will convince him to sing with her at the talent show.