Hannah Montana Tickets
Hannah Montana is an Emmy Award-nominated American television series, which debuted on March 24, 2006 on Disney Channel. The show is a Disney venture along with It's a Laugh Productions and Michael Poryes Productions. The show was nominated at 2007 Emmy as "Outstanding Children's Program". It has won Gracie Allen Award, Teen Choice Award and Kids' Choice Award in 2008 and was nominated for Television Critics Association Awards in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming.
The series tagline goes "On Stage She's a Superstar... But at Home She Leads A Totally Normal Life". It focuses the life of a girl namely Miley Stewart (played by Miley Cyrus) who has moved from Tennessee to Malibu and is adapting to a new lifestyle. She lives a double life as an average teenage school girl by day and a famous pop singer named Hannah Montana by night, concealing her real identity from the public, other than her close friends and family. She lives with her fun dad Robbie Ray and weird brother Jackson and has two best friends Lilly Truscott and Oliver Oken.
The original idea for the show was based on the Michael Poryes' "That's So Raven" episode "Goin Hollywood". The names considered for the title of the show were The Secret Life of Zoe, The Popstar Life and Alexis Texas. Miley Cyrus originally auditioned for the role of the "best friend" Lilly Truscott (now played by Emily Osment), but she fitted better for the main character. Other prominent cast includes Jason Earles as Jackson Stewart, Billy Ray Cyrus as Robbie Stewart and Mitchel Musso as Oliver Oken.
The show is filmed at Tribune Studios in Hollywood, California. Its premiere scored record ratings for Disney Channel that was around 5.4 million viewers. "The Best of Both Worlds" is the theme song for Hannah Montana. Written by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil, produced by Gerrard and performed by Miley Cyrus (as Hannah Montana), its lyrics describe the basic premise of the television series.
In December 2006, Disney announced plans to release Hannah Montana products, including clothes, jewellery, apparels, and dolls at selected stores. Play Along Toys released the Hannah Montana fashion dolls, singing dolls, Miley Stewart doll, and other merchandise in August 2007. They became one of the most popular Christmas toys in 2007.
The second season started in 23 April, 2007. By February 2008, the Hannah Montana franchise had become so important that Disney convened an "80-person, all-platform international meeting to discuss Hannah Montana's future." All Disney business segments were represented at the meeting. Buddy Sheffield, a comedy writer who wrote for The Smothers Brothers Show, The Dolly Parton Show, and In Living Color, sued Disney over Hannah Montana in 2007 alleging that he originally came up with the idea for Hannah Montana but was never compensated by Disney.
On April 9, 2008, it was announced that Hannah Montana would return for a third season in 2008 and production starts on August 4, 2008. In addition to the high ratings of the TV series, concerts for Hannah Montana have also been exceedingly popular. Tickets for every concert sell out, with some later being scalped for thousands of dollars. The shows attract much attention, with an example being the attendance of Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich who later admitted to having watched every episode.
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