Texan Sophomore Enrolls in High School Musical

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There's a new kid on campus at High School Musical's East High.

Texan Matthew Prokop rocks onto the big screen along with the entire cast in the first ever full feature film in the high school musical franchise.

"I play Jimmy the Rocket Man Zara," says Prokop, "He's a sophomore at East High. He's on the basketball team but doesn't play much. You know, he's just your awkward everyday sophomore who doesn't really know his place in life, and he thinks he's a total rock star."

The newcomer is originally from Victoria, Texas, and says he never really had the musical theater bug, but soon found himself fitting in with the rest of the group.

"They're all incredible," says Prokop, "They're so professional when we're on set, and then we get right back to the hotel and then we're up in Corbin's room playing Super Smash Brothers and all different video games. I felt like we were going to school because we were like, aw... We have to go film right now. Then we'd go shoot our scene and be right back in our trailers playing video games. "

On the set the guys and gals paired up for even bigger song and dance numbers with more moves, music, and magic than High School Musical 1 and 2.

High School Musical 3 hits theatres Friday.

Also this weekend, your kids are invited to wear their Halloween costume this weekend to Houston Zoo Boo. You're little monsters can enjoy "Trunk or Treat" with the kids or visit the lost species cemetery. All Zoo Boo events are included with paid zoo admission.

And country music artist Leeann Womack's latest album, "Call Me Crazy" is out in stores. The album features the slow music single, "Last Call".

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