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Popular plays and musicals?

  • 1.  Popular plays and musicals?

    Posted 18 days ago
    I'm working on a project for my blog and would like to know what plays and musicals you folks like to produce. I know there could be tons of them, so if you could just give me a list of four or five of your own favorites, I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks much!

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    George F. Ledo
    Set designer
    www.setdesignandtech.wordpress.com
    www.georgefledo.net
    http://astore.amazon.com/sdtbookstore-20
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  • 2.  RE: Popular plays and musicals?

    Posted 18 days ago
    A few of my favorite plays and musicals are:
    Into the Woods
    Pippin
    The Color Purple
    Machinal
    Zooman and the Sign


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    Darnell Jones
    Shaker Heights OH
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  • 3.  RE: Popular plays and musicals?

    Posted 18 days ago
    These are the ones I'd love to do but haven't been able to (except for Urinetown):
    Urinetown
    Ragtime
    Parade
    Hairspray
    The Adding Machine

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    Ken Buswell
    Drama Teacher
    Peachtree City, GA
    http://mcintoshtheater.org/

    Theater kills ignorance
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  • 4.  RE: Popular plays and musicals?

    Posted 17 days ago
    Since most of my experiences have been with musicals, here are my favs...
    In no particular order:

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    Beauty and the Beast
    Mary Poppins
    The Wizard of Oz
    Shrek

    The casts I worked with not only really enjoyed performing them, but the familiar and recognizable titles helped draw larger audiences than other productions I have produced.

    Best wishes...

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    Thomas Boys
    Musical Director/Drama Club Sponsor
    Argos Jr/Sr High School
    Argos, Indiana USA
    tboys@argos.k12.in.us
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  • 5.  RE: Popular plays and musicals?

    Posted 16 days ago
    My favorites are:
        This Is Not a Pipedream  - a one act
        In The Heights
         Every man in the Circus of Life 
        The Miracle Worker
       Dancing Solo 
    Mother Hicks





  • 6.  RE: Popular plays and musicals?

    Posted 17 days ago
    Hi George! Our annual Play Survey might be a big help to you:
    Play survey - EdTA - Educational Theatre Association
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    Play survey - EdTA - Educational Theatre Association
    View this on Schooltheatre >


    We collected responses from over 4000 schools to create a list of the most produced musicals, full-length plays, and short plays. We update the list each year, and NPR has even used the results to create an interactive database.


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    Ginny Butsch
    Community Manager
    Educational Theatre Association
    Alexandria KY
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