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Suggestions for High School musicals next season

  • 1.  Suggestions for High School musicals next season

    Posted 20 days ago

    I am looking for two musicals – one junior type (shorter length) and one full length.  Last spring I picked the perfect full length for my juniors (all strong singers and actors - okay dancers) and will have the same students again for their senior year.  We did Fiddler on the Roof and the students loved traditional musical (excuse the pun) that was a little bit funny but had a serious under tone with a message that is still very relevant today. So the question is - what to do this season with a group of leads who are like Teveye's family? 

     

    The students have suggested Hello Dolly, and Drowsy Chaperone, but I am wondering what else is out there?  We have also done Mary Poppins (a favorite), as well as, Freaky Friday & High School Musical (not favorites) with this same group. Thanks for your help : )



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    Marla Blasko
    Director/Teacher Theatre Arts
    Long Reach High School
    Columbia, Maryland
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  • 2.  RE: Suggestions for High School musicals next season

    Posted 19 days ago
    Take a look at Bright Star.  It's such a beautiful story - great for singers and actors with lots of roles - and light on the dancing. The only tricky part is you really do have to hire in a good banjo player.

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    Rachel Brady
    Theatre Teacher and Outreach Coordinator
    Performing Institute of Minnesota
    Eden Prairie MN
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  • 3.  RE: Suggestions for High School musicals next season

    Posted 19 days ago
    Peter & the Starcatcher!

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    Scott Bier
    Whittier, CA

    "Your fear of looking stupid is holding you back."
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  • 4.  RE: Suggestions for High School musicals next season

    Posted 19 days ago
    Hi!

    For Jr musicals- we just did Seussical, Jr - when I first announced it kids were lukewarm. But once cast it became a favorite. Very fun and colorful.
    Also James and the Giant Peach Jr was a blast. Lion King Jr the kids loooved. Little Mermaid Jr was fun too-those costumes almost killed me though. 😊

    Full length- Addams Family? I'm currently doing 9 to 5 and am in love with the powerful messaging for females. Plus 4 strong female leads. Urinetown is a blast.

    Good luck!
    Shawn Hann
    Denver School of the Arts

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    Shawn Hann
    Denver CO
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  • 5.  RE: Suggestions for High School musicals next season

    Posted 18 days ago
    The new Aladdin Jr is great for a short show!





  • 6.  RE: Suggestions for High School musicals next season

    Posted 17 days ago
    We just finished Music Man. Everyone loved it. It is not too dance heavey. All of the ensemble have names and lines. Wizard of Oz is fun and if you have a local gymnastic club or studio you can bring them in.  I have also done Curtains, and Bells Are Ringing. Loved both of them. I have not done it yet but I just read,. Singing Down The Moon by Mary Hall Surface. It is sort of an Appalachian into the woods.

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    Cathy Archer
    Rutland VT
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  • 7.  RE: Suggestions for High School musicals next season

    Posted 19 days ago

    It sounds like you might have the right group to do Tuck Everlasting.


    Myndee Fleury Washington

    Music & Drama Teacher

    Union Park Charter Academy


    "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you EVERYWHERE"- Albert Einstein






  • 8.  RE: Suggestions for High School musicals next season

    Posted 18 days ago
    Three shows come to mind that we have done recently:

    Into the Woods
    Addams Family
    Grease -school edition

    Smaller shows for your junior high could be:
    Flapper
    Oliver
    Annie

    Best of luck.

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    D. Jay Kendall
    Theatre Manager
    Moses Lake School District 161
    Moses Lake WA
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