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Most-Performed High School Musicals and Plays
17 Feb

The Educational Theatre Association released its annual survey of most-produced musicals and plays at America's high schools in 2014-2015.
The top-produced show is one of our most popular musicals to license and depicts the gloomiest family in the country. Can you pick it?
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THE TOP 20 MUSICALS
#1. The Addams Family. Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa.

#3. Cinderella. Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Richard Rodgers.

#6. Anything Goes. Book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman, music and lyrics by Cole Porter.
      Beaumont 1987 Edition    -    1962 Edition    -    Young Performers Edition
 
#8 (tie). The Wizard of Oz. Various adaptations from L. Frank Baum.
     R.S.C. 1987    -    MUNY Version    -     Young Performers Edition
 
#8 (tie). You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner.

#12. Footloose. Book and lyrics by Dean Pitchford, book by Walter Bobbie, music by Tom Snow and others, additional lyrics by Kenny Loggins.

#15 (tie). Grease. Book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, additional songs by John Farrar.
 
#15 (tie). Once Upon a Mattress. Book and lyrics by Marshall Barer, book by Jay Thompson and Dean Fuller, music by Mary Rodgers.
 
#20. The Sound of Music. Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.


TOP 20 FULL LENGTH PLAYS
#2. A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare (Public Domain)
      Adapted by Aurand Harris
      Sixty-Minute Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cass Foster

#4. Twelve Angry Men, and Twelve Angry Men/Women/Jurors by Reginald Rose.

#5. Our Town, by Thornton Wilder.

#8 (tie). Alice in Wonderland, various adaptations from Lewis Carroll.

#8 (tie). Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare (Public Domain)
     Adapted by Ruth Perry
     Sixty-Minute Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Cass Foster

#11 (tie). Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare (Public Domain)
     Sixty-Minute Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing, Cass Foster

#11 (tie). A Christmas Carol, various adaptations of Charles Dickens.

#11 (tie). Radium Girls, by D.W. Gregory.

#17. The Odd Couple, by Neil Simon. Including the Female version.
 
#19 (tie). Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare (Public Domain)
     Sixty Minute Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, Cass Foster.

#19 (tie). The Diary of Anne Frank, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Adapted by Wendy Kesselman.
 
#19 (tie). Charlotte's Web, by Joseph Robinette.


TOP 10 SHORT PLAYS
#1. Check, Please, by Jonathan Rand.

#2. 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, by Don Zolidis.

#3. This Is a Test, by Stephen Gregg.

#4. It's Not You, It's Me, by Don Zolidis.
 
#5. Check, Please: Take 3, by Jonathan Rand.

#6. 13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview, by Ian McWethy.
 
#7 (tie). Hard Candy, by Jonathan Rand.

#7 (tie). The 9 Worst Breakups of All Time, by Ian McWethy.

#9 (tie). Superheroes, by Ian McWethy.

#9 (tie). The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, by Don Zolidis.


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