09/13/2011 03:28 pm ET | Updated Nov 13, 2011

'Glee' Season 3: The Battle For The High School Musical Spotlight

Looks like the creators of "Glee" are going to be taking a page from the "High School Musical" script this season at McKinley High School. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, "Glee" starlet Lea Michele said that Rachel will put “all of her energy” toward returning to New York, and that will include competing for the female lead in the school musical.

Because if anything is going to get you to New York, it's starring as the lead in a high school musical in Ohio. If Sharpey Evans can do it, then why can't Rachel Berry? After all, if Rachel and Kurt (Chris Colfer) are going to head off to Broadway after graduation, they're going to need some practice.

“[Rachel is] vying for the lead in the school musical and she has a little competition with Mercedes (Amber Riley),” Michele told THR at Monday’s Fox fall launch party in Culver City.

While Michele wouldn't reveal just what show McKinley High would be staging, she said it’s a “classic Broadway musical with one female lead and one male lead." And according to Harry Shum Jr., everyone in "Glee" auditions for the big production.

But with so much attention focussed on the play, what's going to happen to glee club? The gleeks only have one more year to make it to Nationals, right?

Meanwhile, the play’s interesting mix of co-directors -- Emma (Jayma Mays), Artie (Kevin McHale) and Coach Beiste (Dot Marie Jones) -- will have to deal with a three-way battle for the male lead when Kurt (Chris Colfer), Finn (Cory Monteith) and Blaine (Darren Criss) all audition, Michele told the magazine.

Wait, does that mean Blaine is officially transferring to McKinley? Well, maybe.

Looks like we'll just have to wait until the "Glee" season three premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 20 on FOX.