Long before Zac Efron was a wonderfully shirtless, genuinely funny star and Vanessa Hudgens was a lifestyle site-owning, festival going, Spring Breaker, they were just a couple of little, tiny, actor people with a bit of experience and a whole lot of dreams. Then High School Musical came along and both of them became familiar faces for a whole generation of song-and-dance-loving girls and boys. It was, what they call, a moment.
Now, perfectly timed for the 10th anniversary of High School Musical (no, we can’t believe it either), their shared audition reel for the teen franchise juggernaut has resurfaced on our Internets. Folks, it is adorable.
Thanks to a 10th anniversary special (which unfortunately featured absolutely no Efron), we get this quick look at Hudgens and Efron not before they were Gabriella and Troy, but before they were a lovely (if short lived) couple.
The special also offered quick looks at the auditions of Lucas Grabeel and Monique Coleman as well as Ashley Tisdale and Corbin Bleu—oh, and a whole of of sweet, sweet memories. Click play to see them above.