The Read-Thru is the second episode of Disney+ High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. It aired on November 15, 2019.
E.J. is jealous and reeling after losing the leading role of "Troy" to Ricky, and Miss Jenn tells the conflicted leading lady, Nini, to "trust the process."
Rehearsals for the musical commence with a cast read-through of the script. E.J. is concerned that Nini and Ricky might be in contact with each other. Nini criticizes Ricky for not taking the production seriously, which leads him to contemplate quitting. Nini befriends Ashyln, who is writing a new song for her character, Ms. Darbus, to perform in the musical. The pair sing the song, "Wondering". Gina offers an alliance with E.J. to help him remove Ricky from the musical so that he can play Troy opposite Nini, but Gina secretly wants to remove Nini so she can replace her.
|1||Wondering||Julia Lester (Ashlyn Caswell) & Olivia Rodrigo (Nini Salazar)|
- Joshua Bassett as Ricky Bowen
- Olivia Rodrigo as Nini Salazar
- Kate Reinders as Miss Jenn
- Sofia Wylie as Gina Porter
- Matt Cornett as E.J. Caswell
- Dara Reneé as Kourtney
- Julia Lester as Ashlyn Caswell
- Frankie A. Rodriguez as Carlos
- Larry Saperstein as Big Red
- Mark St. Cyr as Mr. Mazzara