Zac Efron Eager To Star In ‘Memphis’

Zac Efron is dying to get back on the musical scene. The High School Musical star recently saw the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis and has his sights set on the lead role, Huey Calhoun, a 1950s-era Memphis radio DJ.

Efron was apparently gushing about the show after he saw it, raving backstage to the stars, “‘I just can’t stay away from the show.” He was so excited, he ran right over to a strip club to blow 2K! Seriously!

Girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens is already back in the musical saddle with her recent performance in Rent in L.A. And after the disappointing Charlie St. Cloud, it seems like Zac should stick to what he and those HSM kids do best: sing and look pretty (Though Zac was looking a little less than pretty and a lot scruffier than usual when he departed NYC yesterday…). Still, Zac may have some competition. The hotter than ever Justin Timberlake may oust him for the role as he accumulates even more film projects.