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  • 1.  spring shows

    Posted 6 days ago
    Hi Friends, 
    What's coming to you stage this spring?  Looking for inspiration!  Same parameters as many... more girls than guys, fairly conservative community. Ideally,, not set heavy. We do our bigger show in the fall. ---GO!

    Nell] [Lynch]
    Notre Dame Preparatory School

  • 2.  RE: spring shows

    Posted 5 days ago

    We are in the middle of rehearsals for The Curious Savage by John Patrick. Such a sweet show! 6 women, 5 men, 1 set. My students LOVED reading it in class and the hardest part was cutting the almost 40 auditioners down to a cast of 11. Can't wait to hear all the other suggestions also!!


    Lea Marshall

    Theatre Teacher

    & Thespian Troupe #1429 Director

    @ Leon High School

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  • 3.  RE: spring shows

    Posted 5 days ago
    I played Dr. Emmett in a community theatre production of "The Curious Savage".  It is one of my favorite plays - funny, yet heartwarming.  Good luck with your show!

    Jennifer Edwards
    Media Clerk
    Southport Middle School

  • 4.  RE: spring shows

    Posted 4 days ago
    We did Curious Savage last spring. Great show! This spring a local playwright is writing us a bit of a soap opera set in a local mansion. Five scenes, audience travels from room to room, with a big denouement in the grand hall. Exciting stuff!

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  • 5.  RE: spring shows

    Posted 4 days ago
    I second The Curious Savage. We just did that last spring, students and audience loved it. And that was the second time our school has produced that show in the last15 years. It's a crowd pleaser. 

    We did Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory this fall. Absolutely amazing show!  Highly recommend. This show has several roles but is written to be performed by 4-5 men, 5 women with doubling. However you can always expand the cast to include more students and less doubling. We did a very simple, representational set, to focus more on the characters and their story. Mostly just brought on minimal furniture here and there to change the scene.

    We will be doing 12 Angry Jurors by Sherman L. Sergel this spring. It's written and billed as 12 Angry Men but they do give permission to switch it up and use Jurors instead of Men in your advertising. 13 characters total, flexible number of men and women roles. Simple unit set. (we have a blackbox theatre so will only be using a boardroom table and chairs and perhaps a few projections on the back wall, easy peasy)

    War of the World: The Panic Broadcast by Joe Landry is a ton of fun. It's a radio play within a radio play complete with vintage commercials and live (foley) sound effects. My students loved this show, as did the audience. Gives students the opportunity to get creative and learn new some new skills. Expandable cast, unit set.

    Play On! by Rick Abbot. Similar to Noises Off if you've seen that movie/play. It's a hilarious play within a play. A cast desperately trying to get a show off the ground and all the problems that arise. I actually staged this show with a split stage to show both the "on stage" and "backstage" action of the show. 7 women, 3 men, unit set.

    Of course these are just a few of the great shows out there. Good luck in your search!

    Jillian Lietzau
    Lutheran High School

  • 6.  RE: spring shows

    Posted 4 days ago
    Hey Maggie,

    Are you wanting to do a straight play or a musical?

    Crit Fisher
    Lighting/Sound Designer
    New Albany High School

  • 7.  RE: spring shows

    Posted 2 days ago



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  • 8.  RE: spring shows

    Posted 2 days ago
    We just finished Chicago and are headed into Frozen both shows with two strong female leads but very different messages and characters - lol!  Our fall show was Rumors.. My students seem to be enjoying our season and  the houses so far have been a respectable size.

    Marla Blasko
    Director/Teacher Theatre Arts
    Long Reach High School
    Columbia, Maryland