Extra, extra, read all about it! High school theatre departments nationwide are performing much-anticipated spring musicals and showcasing incredible talent. From the beloved Broadway show “Newsies” to the literary classic “Dracula,” students are delighting audiences after months of rehearsing.
Cast members in these productions excel not only in acting but also in singing and dancing – all at the same time. Many schools are taking on highly advanced shows with intricate choreography and dialogue, and students have risen to the challenge with stellar performances.
Audiences attending these productions also enjoy an elevated experience with digital ticketing. In particular, guests can select their desired seats when purchasing tickets just as they would for a professional show.
With digital ticketing, school theatre departments can easily schedule and promote events, sell tickets, run reports, and receive profits – saving valuable time to focus more on student development and the creative process.
In case you missed it, check out some of the recent and upcoming musicals being presented by high schools around the country with GoFan:
“Newsies Jr.,” Orange Beach High School, Orange Beach, AL
Students in Orange Beach, Alabama recently performed a youth-friendly adaptation of Disney’s “Newsies,” the 1992 film that inspired the hit Broadway show. Based on the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike in New York City, it centers on a group of young newsboys who unite and rebel against injustice in newspaper publishing. The junior version is shortened and adapted for younger audiences while capturing the spirit and energy of the original. The cast included students from elementary through high school, and the performances were held at Orange Beach Performing Arts Center. Read more here.
“Urinetown,” Daphne High School, Daphne, AL
Yes, you read that right. “Urinetown the Musical” is a satirical cautionary tale that takes place in a futuristic world facing a global water shortage caused by the overuse of resources. The script strikes a balance of delivering often hilarious dialogue and serious commentary on social irresponsibility and consumerism. Fittingly, the talented cast performed the show during the weekend of Earth Day at Daphne High School’s Trojan Theatre. Read more here.
“The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical,” Westminster Senior High School, Baltimore, MD
Adapted from the New York Times bestselling novel by Rick Riordan, “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” is a mythical adventure with a lively rock score. As a son of Poseidon, Percy Jackson discovers powers beyond his control and embarks on a quest to find Zeus’ lightning bolt to prevent an impending war between the Greek gods. The Westminster High directors, cast, crew, and orchestra put on an epic performance. Read more here.
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” Watertown High School, Watertown, TN
Theatre students at Watertown High School recently made their debut with the timeless Peanuts classic, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” The message of finding happiness in everyday living resonates with audiences of all ages. Read more here.
“Anastasia: The Musical,” Green Hill High School, Mt. Juliet, TN
The Green Hill High School theatre company performed “Anastasia: The Musical” last week, making them the first high school in their district to perform this iconic tale of discovering who you are and defining who you’re meant to be. The lesson of staying true to yourself in the face of adversity remains highly relevant today. Read more here.
Along with theatre events, Green Hill High School manages concerts with GoFan. The Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic Band Concert is on May 4 at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at gofan.co.
“Dracula,” Wilcox High School, Santa Clara, CA
In a modern comedic adaptation of the horror classic, Wilcox Stage Company puts a 1980s spin on the story of a vampire who ventures from Transylvania to Los Angeles in pursuit of love. “Dracula” features costumes, dialogue, and music inspired by the ‘80s, including Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive,” and George Michael’s “Careless Whisper.” Opening night was last week at Mission City Center for Performing Arts, with upcoming performances on May 5 and 6 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at gofan.co. Read more here.
“Meet Me in St. Louis,” Show Low High School, Show Low, AZ
The Show Low High School Performing Arts Department is proud to present Meet Me in St. Louis, the heartwarming portrayal of an American family at the turn of the century. Upcoming shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 4, 5, and 7 and 2 p.m. on May 6. Tickets are available at gofan.co. Read more here.
High school performing arts departments across the country save time and create meaningful experiences for their students and communities with digital ticketing. To learn more about how your school can manage theatre, music, and speech and debate events with GoFan, check out our Performing Arts resources linked below or contact us for more information.