Take it as a learning curve now. Run everything by your principal first. We have a very difficult approval process in my district. It was set in place because too many chose to go too far. I understand what people say about being able to do the kind of material we want, but we do work for school districts and we have to fall under what they deem is appropriate for the students. Are there plays and musicals I would like to do but can't- oh, yes, but that happens everywhere. Not all theatres let you do whatever you want in fact most don't. You play to your audiences expectations of the theatres they support and that is all the way down the line from Broadway to first grade. If it bothers you enough, find someplace that more fits your ideals. I'm sorry your play was cancelled and I hope you are able to replace it with something else for the sake of your students.
Break a leg and may all your theatre seats be filled,
Kelly M. Thomas
Department of Theatre
Dr. Ralph H. Poteet High School
3300 Poteet Drive
Mesquite, Texas 75150