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K-12 Season Planning: Shows to Fit Your Needs

An alien takes center stage in a high school production of Dreamland

Post sponsored by Concord Theatricals.

Planning your upcoming K-12 season? Concord Theatricals has the perfect show for you!

We’ve put together some suggestions to fit your needs, whether you’re looking for a large-cast show or a challenging new work. You tell us what you’ve got, and we’ll tell you which shows fit the bill. Check out an excerpt below. For the full article and title recommendations, click here.

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“I have a group of strong female actors.”

  • The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women by Carolyn Gage
  • Heathers The Musical by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy
  • She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen
  • The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

“I have one or two strong female leads.”

  • La Gringa by Carmen Rivera-Tirado
  • The Light in the Piazza by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel
  • The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Broadway Version) by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II and Douglas Carter Beane

“I have one or two strong male leads.”

  • Footloose by Tom Snow, Dean Pitchford, Walter Bobbie, Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, Jim Steinman
  • Man of La Mancha by Dale Wasserman, Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion
  • Nine by Arthur Kopit, Maury Yeston
  • Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti

“I have students who want to do socially conscious work.”

  • 26 Pebbles by Eric Ulloa
  • Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau
  • Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege by A. Rey Pamatmat, Dan O’Brien, Dominique Morisseau, Mona Mansour, Winter Miller, Marcus Gardley, Tala Manassah, Quetzal Flores
  • Hazelwood Jr. High by Rob Urbinati

“I have a competition coming up and need a good piece.”

  • Flip Turn by Madeleine George
  • Horse Girls by Jenny Rachel Weiner
  • In Juliet’s Garden by Judith Elliot McDonald
  • The Lost Girl (Or First Chair) by Lauren Yee

“I have a large cast of talented students.”

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Shakespeare in Love by Lee Hall and Tom Stoppard
  • The SpongeBob Musical by Kyle Jarrow and Tina Landau
  • Twelfth Night by Kwame Kwei-Armah, Shaina Taub

Read the full article here.
Lead image: 2020 Salina South High School Production of Dreamland. Photo credit: Erin Kata.


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