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K-12 Theatre: Your Guide to Season Planning

A student dressed as a character from the musical Cats poses onstage.

In search of inspiration for your next K-12 theatre season? Concord Theatricals has got you covered! We’ve created a handpicked selection of plays and musicals to fit a variety of needs – whether you’re looking for competition pieces, large-cast classics or challenging new works.

Peruse the excerpt below. For the full article of title suggestions, click here.

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"I have a group of strong female performers."
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella: Youth Edition by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
  • Our Dear Dead Drug Lord by Alexis Scheer
  • She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen
  • The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe
"I have students who want to address issues and do socially conscious work."
  • 26 Pebbles by Eric Ulloa
  • Facing Our Truth: Ten Minutes 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
  • Homeroom the Musical by Andrea Green & Selma Tolins Kaufman
  • A Polar Bear in New Jersey by Anna Moench
"I have one or two strong male leads."
  • Big River: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition by Roger Miller & William Hauptman
  • In the Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Quiara Alegría Hudes
  • Man of La Mancha by Dale Waserman, Mitch Leigh & Joe Darion
  • Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti
"I have a large group of talented actors for a non-musical."
  • The Doctor in Wonderland by Don Zolidis
  • Puffs (One-Act for Young Wizards) by Matt Cox
  • Shakespeare in Love (High School Edition) by Lee Hall, Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
  • Tenderfella by Michael Liebo
"I have a curriculum that requires shows based in literature."
  • Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™ by Donal Harron, Norman Campbell & L.M. Montgomery
  • As You Like It by Shaina Taub & Laurie Woolery
  • CATS: Young Actors Editionby Andrew Lloyd Webber & T.S. Eliot
  • Tuck Everlasting by Claudia Shear, Tim Federla, Chris Miller, Nathan Tysen & Natalie Babbitt
"I have a competition coming up and need a good piece."
  • The Astonishing and Dangerous History of Mazefield the Frog by Jen Silverman
  • Lost Girl by Kimberly Bellflower
  • Horse Girls by Jenny Rachel Weiner
  • In Julet’s Garden (Competition Version) by Judith Elliot McDonald

Read the full article here. Let’s keep making theatre happen!

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