Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure is a 2011 direct-to-DVD spin-off film of the High School Musical series.
Sharpay (played by Ashley Tisdale) discovers the world of theater is tougher than she thought when she goes to New York City.
The films provide examples of:
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When Sharpay gives Amber a "Reason You Suck" Speech when the latter is exposed as a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing.:Sharpay: Except I don’t enjoy letting people down, I don’t use people to feel better about myself, and I definitely don’t wear yellow and orange in the same week let alone the same outfit, okay?
- Bad Boss:Amber Lee Adams is revealed to be this, as she treats her employees like crap.
- Big Applesauce: Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure follows Sharpay's journey to be a Broadway star in New York City.
- Big Damn Kiss: Sharpay and Peyton share this at the end of the film.
- Big Fancy House: Sharpay and Ryan's mansion.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Amber acted so nice to Sharpay, only for the latter to eventually see her true colors and expose her as a fraud.
- Broken Pedestal: Sharpay is heartbroken when she finds out that Amber Lee Adams was nothing but a jerkass and a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who doesn’t care about anyone but herself.
- Engineered Public Confession: How Sharpay and Roger expose Amber Lee as a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing.
- Hero of Another Story: Sharpay is promoted to protagonist of this movie as opposed to being a supporting character in the High School Musical films.
- Jerkass: Amber Lee Adams is revealed to be this when she rants about how she doesn’t care about the dogs nor their owners, Sharpay and Roger.
- Murphy's Bed: When Peyton gets Sharpay an apartment in his studio, Sharpay is horrified that she has to sleep in a Murphy bed (or as she calls it, a "closet with a toungue"). The first time she tries sleeping in it, this happens. It becomes a Brick Joke in The Stinger when Ryan visits Sharpay and gets stuck in the bed too.
- "Not So Different" Remark: By Amber Lee Adams when she is exposed as the vile person she is. She talks about how she isn’t so different from Sharpay. Sharpay just responds and says that she doesn’t treat others badly like Amber does.
- Nice Character, Mean Actor: In-Universe, Amber Lee Adams, who seems so nice to her fans, including Sharpay, only to be revealed that she's mean to her assistant and her dog co-stars. Her true colors are later exposed by Sharpay in front of the audience on the opening night.
- Puppy Love: Literally. Sharpay and Roger's dogs fall in love with each other.
- Princess in Rags: Sharpay. She goes from The Primadonna of East High to the "assistant" (read: slave) of a Broadway primadonna and from living in a mansion, then supposedly in a New York penthouse, to a pre-war studio apartment, due to dogs not being allowed in the penthouse.
- Took a Level in Kindness:
- Sharpay is much more reasonable in this film than she is in the High School Musical films. She even grows to be much kinder at the end of this film.
- Roger as well. He goes from a Bratty Half-Pint and rival towards Sharpay to a kind young man who was willing to help Sharpay when everyone else turned their backs on her.