I have only seen the trailers, but I think that ABC’s “20/20 special”, Drama High: A Real High School Musical, which airs tonight at 8pm, will be worth the watch. From what I have seen and read, the special may offer some intriguing commentary on diversity and multi-cutlrualism in the youth generation. The sheer fact that racial roles are reversed and white students are trying out for “The Wiz”, an African-American play, will be entertaining.
I don’t think the special is primarily about race. More of it will be displaying the trails and triumphs of putting together any theater presentation. However, if only because of the rare occasion where we see white kids trying out from something made for African-American society race will be an issue.