Showcase is back with some of the greatest hits from rock, pop, musicals and the movies this September in the Church Hill Theatre.
Folk tales are a fascinating, timeless and valuable form of cultural currency, once passed around by firelight and now echoing through art, music, and literature.
Known for its eloquent dance, Montreal-based Cas Public is home to an atypical performer.
In an extraordinary solo performance, Anna Deavere Smith draws upon 250 interviews and plays 19 separate individuals to examine the US’s ‘school-to-prison-pipeline’.
Urinetown is set in a town that is desperately suffering a water shortage following a 20 year drought.
It’s time to follow the Yellow Brick Road to this exhilarating new production of the beloved classic fantasy.
The Academy of Arts 2016 Scotland team presents CS Lewis’s classic tale The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine.
It’s two weeks before AniMazing Con and six high school theatre kids are gunning to win the anime convention’s group cosplay contest with a scene from Madsummer! – a modern-d…
The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories, ranging …
The only certainty in Oskar and Thea’s lives is that nothing is guaranteed.
Nine actors recreate raging typhoons, runaway trains, stampeding elephants and over 30 different characters in Mark Brown’s brilliant new stage adaptation of the Jules Verne classi…
Making its European premiere, this Canadian comedy gem packs more ideas and laughs into 40 minutes than most plays triple its length.
Godspell is one of composer Stephen Schwartz’s lesser known musicals.
Ossining High School have delivered a solid and enjoyable, if somewhat flawed, production of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses.
The American High School Theatre Festival presents Little Shop of Horrors, a wacky musical journey downtown to Skid Row, a poor run-down neighbourhood where all its residents want …
In a single dining room revisited over the course of the 20th Century, a series of family dramas show the decline of the American upper-middle class.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Gotham is exactly what it says on the tin.
The audience will go on a voyage through the Pacific Islands in three legends.
Seussical is based on the works of Dr Seuss and weaves together his most famous tales and characters from his books.
This world premiere by Chicago’s award-winning Wego Drama is a family friendly show! The audience gets to choose what adventure Alan will take.
One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into the Woods brings everyone’s favorite storybook characters together in a relevant and rare modern classic.
A musical based on the iconic family of classic television fame.
Wiley and The Hairy Man, based on African and Native American folklore, follows the tale of a boy in the Louisiana bayou who must conquer his fears to defeat the legendary hairy ma…
On the white frontier in mid-nineteenth century Australia, a lone, bloodied woman arrives at a traveller’s rest in the midst of a violent desert storm with a shocking story to tell…
The King School from Stamford, Connecticut is proud to present Shrek The Musical: TYA.
Winner of the Tony Triple Crown for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q: School Edition is part-flesh, part-felt and packed with heart.
Suddenly, five adults find themselves in a room somewhere; a room with no windows, no doors and only the vastness of space where the ceiling ought to be.
Til’ Death Do Us Part tells the story of David and Alison as they struggle through pressures of married life.
A gripping true story about a high-school experiment that went out of control.
The Ticket by Stephen Stubelt is a modern comedy exploring the myriad of life choices we make casually every day and the destinations to which they lead.
A supernatural romance between John, a strange witch boy, and human girl Barbara Allen.
a musical out of poetic animal stories aimed at children is nothing new but,
while Andrew Lloyd Webber opted to turn T S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of
Practical Cats int…
Guys & Dolls is
a renowned theatrical oxymoron, depicting the menacing underworld of gambling
gangsters via the melodic and cheerful medium of golden-age musical theatre.
day every company will fear a geek in a garage,” we’re told early on in Elliot
Davis and James Bourne’s Loserville.
The American High School Theatre Festival brings a sliver of Tolkien’s Middle Earth to an Edinburgh stage in their very ambitious fantasy adaptation of The Hobbit, performed usin…
Ten high school seniors find themselves in a strange room, in the middle of nowhere, lit only by a dim overhead lamp.
Eighteen-year-old Michael and his fourteen-year-old brother Brucie – who has been considered mentally slow since birth – venture out on a camping trip together.
In this stylised adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey, Naomi Iizuka creates a modern day Odysseus in a young refugee named Anon.
Teen sex, lies and gossip.
Lillian, vibrant, funny, wise, and recently deceased, discovers she cannot move on until rifts with her estranged family are mended.
The Tudors and the Stewarts enjoyed a colourful and controversial past, occasionally solicitous but more often a battle of wills involving courtship and conquest.
Exhibit This! is a series of fast-paced scenes and monologues based on 50+ works in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A madcap vaudeville style comedy set during the Alaskan gold rush of 1896.
Shakuntala: A Rock Opera in English, is based on an ancient Indian folk tale by the famous poet Kalidasa.
In this world premiere, Don Zolidis provides glimpses into the sometimes confrontational, sometimes poignant relationship between siblings in a series of vignettes.
The Glass Menagerie is a hard play to get wrong.
Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is being presented by The Kinkaid School of Houston, Texas, as part of The American High School Theatre Festival.
Part of the American High School Festival, Antigone Now is nothing if not endearing in its attempts to impress.
Jonas’ world is perfect.
Life in America is diverse to say the least.
Culver Academies Theatre performs Luigi Jannuzzi’s collection of short acts and monologues based on art on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
A young teacher hopes to be hired as a literature teacher and coach at a private school for boys.
The Harker School’s award-winning Conservatory presents this modern classic, bringing favourite characters together in a timeless, yet relevant piece.
Chadwick School is proud to have been selected by Zorro Productions to be the first American school to present Zorro, The Musical.
When a poem is discovered at a high school describing a shooting. Who wrote it? Will they get the help they need before it is too late, or will this school day end in tragedy?
Juxta-Position is an experimental performance art piece inspired by the song stylings of the defiant folk singer, Ani DiFranco.
These comedic and heartfelt monologues were written by a group of playwrights from Austin, Texas in 1985.
Tied to a fence, beaten, and left to die in the cold, October night in Laramie, Wyoming, Matthew Shepard lost his fight for life five days after being discovered mutilated in this …
‘Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins.
Be transported back to 1992 when music videos ruled and join a group of high school students as they learn how to deal with themselves, each other and varying degrees of depression…
This production portrays the tempestuous love affair of two teenagers.
‘When April has showered sweetly with his rains, when the west wind has breathed so sweetly through every grove and field.
Join Udrich, The Ugly Duckling, on his journey to learn that beauty is in the acceptance and knowledge of self.
In the time of legend in a far off kingdom, things are far from well! Queen Patience Virtue has just come of age and ascended the throne, to find herself beset by the ruthless mani…
one thing I hate about musical theatre, which is especially common with “amateur” productions – there’s
seemingly no way of stopping audiences full of family an…
“Footloose may be a hit, but it’s trash - high powered fodder for the teen market.
This offering of Peter Pan from the American High School Theatre Festival never reaches the heights of the Second Star to the Right.
Theodore is meek and quiet.
This story is about telling stories in a world that doesn’t abide them.
Set in a mythical once upon a time land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared, retreats to an ugly swamp to exist in happy isol…
Property Rites by Alan Haehnel performed by Actors Anonymous from Long Trail School in Dorset, Vermont USA.
See Wonderland like you’ve never heard it.
Pour! will keep you overflowing with laughter, emotion and realization.
Could you tell your life story in the space of a moment - the length of a sonnet? Award-winning playwright Jose Rivera’s thoughtful investigation of what it means to be alive takes…
Award-winning Canadian students are proud to bring this 2008 Tony Best Musical to AHSTF for the first time! In The Heights tells the universal story of a community on the brink of …
Join us for a phonetic adventure about a young woman wanting to improve her station in life by learning proper language from an eccentric professor and confirmed old bachelor.
Aloha! The award-winning Castle Performing Arts Center is tap dancing its way back to the American High School Theatre Festival from their home in Hawaii with the high energy comed…
I love monsters.
This original work sets out to present the history of the US state of Nevada, contending that there’s more to it than Vegas.
Sticking close to the original story by Hans Christian Anderson, a cast of five use dialogue and contemporary style dance to tell this dark story of the sea and love.
Before this show, I had not heard of Patsy Cline.
Midsummer / Jersey is a hilarious, high-octane re-telling of Shakepeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream set on the Jersey Shore.
A group of animals are bullied around a barnyard by Orwell, the pig.
This re-imagined staging sets Dorothy undergoing psychoanalysis observation which leads us to question if Oz really exists or if it is only in her mind.
A timely play about a family limping out the door in the morning and coming home no matter what.
There is no time more funny, moving and awkward than high school.
From the East Coast Hudson Bay Inuits comes an authentic tale of a fair haired child, exiled by her own people simply because she was born Anatou, The Pale One.
From spring waking to winter hibernation, Frog and Toad share friendship and adventures and learn life lessons along the way.
A devised theatre piece exploring the humour, pathos and culture of Louisville, Kentucky, using the structure of Thornton Wilder’s quintessential American play as inspiration.
Marking the start of Shanley’s career, this show presents an imaginative and diverse collection of six short plays exploring the the relationships we live and the situations we p…
Looking After Norman by Scottish writer Stewart Brown, tells the beautiful story of eight-year-old Georgia and her elderly neighbour, Scottie.
An original piece of theatre documenting the struggle of one group of Midwestern American kids trying to mount a show that shares their truth only to realize they may not know what…
This show began as an attempt to understand high school in Louisiana today and became a statement on how talent, hard-work and desire can be the ingredients to a great future no ma…
People know Kansas-born William Inge for his full length plays made into successful movies.
In the surreal world of Ephesus, mistaken identities and mishaps abound as Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio encounter their Ephesan doppelgangers, each unaware of the …
Clara is a performing artist and she’s stuck.
This is an inventive telling of the best folk tales, ghost stories and family anecdotes from a region rich in history.
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