Another thing my mom did right is that she took us to musicals, and plays and the ballet . . . well, we went to the Nutcracker but that counts right?? We went to musicals the most and I grew up loving them. The music, the costumes, the dancing . . . I LOVE IT ALL!!
My kids have grown up going to musicals and watching the movie versions. The summer we moved back to Texas that was all we watched. Sadly, I must report that West Side Story was not a favorite among the Rodgers children. When they do like one I try my best to get the soundtrack and then we listen to it in the car until we are sick of it.
I tell you all of this because we just rented HSM3 from Netflix and along with the first two, I love it! I love all three because the music is fun and original, and the dancing is really really good. Yes, I know the storylines are silly and similar but I can forgive that because 1~ their focus audience is 10 year old girls and 2~they filmed #2 in St. George so I can look at the red rocks while Gabriella and Troy kiss on the golf course. The prom number is my favorite in #3. Here is a shortened version, the introduction is in German.