What do you want to see in a musical for high schools?

We create original shows for high schools. If left to our own devices, we would probably make a bunch of pop/rock epic comedies with fierce female leads and over-the-top villains (I know, awesome). But since we are working to please teachers and students like you, we want to know what kind of musicals YOU would like us to develop. So we hope you will share your input and help steer us in the right direction. Thanks!

  • Teacher, Parent, Student, etc.
  • The Music

    For some schools, the spring musical is a time when the choir, orchestra, and drama departments all show off together. At other schools, coordinating the different departments is a nightmare. We want to know what works best for you at your school.

  •  Live musicians Canned (pre-recorded) tracks Doesn't matter
  •  Rock band Pit orchestra Both
  •  Show tune Pop Jazz Classical Rock 'n' roll Ragtime Doo wop Country Other:
  •  Easy - lots of unison parts and undemanding vocal ranges. Medium - simple three-part harmonies in the chorus and a few meaty solos for our stars. Hard - rich harmonies in the chorus and fairly challenging solos and duets for the leads. Bring it on! Ted Neely's got nothing on my superstars!
  • The Edginess Factor

    The best musicals are the ones that appeal to all ages, that's for sure. But sometimes a story needs to go places that might be too edgy for some schools. We want to know what you deem appropriate for your students.

  • Theatre can be a way to explore questions of good and evil, justice, and the world we inhabit. Sometimes it is necessary to depict violence and even death in an artful way in order to address these issues. The following are all scenarios that appear in many plays and musicals. Please tell us what you would NOT allow portrayed on stage by your students by selecting all that apply.

     Choreographed fight scenes Guns Murderous villains Death

  • There's no reason for high school students to be dropping 'F' bombs on stage in front of their parents, but many schools allow some degree of colorful language in their productions. How do you feel about the H, A, D, and S words in your school musical? Please select all that you would NOT allow.

     H word A word D word S word

  • What Kinds of Shows Would You Like to See?

    We have ideas for some really incredible shows that will keep us in the studio for at least the next ten years, but we want to know what we should work on first.

  •  Original Adaptation Doesn't matter
  •  The present Urban settings The historical past Fantastical settings The future / another planet Familiar places, like a restaurant, school, or gym
  •  Serious drama Wacky comedy Dramedy Science fiction Romance Fairy tale Noir / detective Fantasy Other:
  • The Dealbreakers

    What matters to you most when selecting a musical for your students to perform? Please rank on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the most important.

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  • Not too many special effects or scene changes.

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  • Some stories teach valuable lessons. How important is that to you when you choose a musical

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  • Some shows are deep, while others are light entertainment. How important is it to you that the musical makes a deep, artistic statement?

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  •  1 2 3 4 5
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  • Finally, what do you think of our offerings so far?

    Please be honest because we want to make the musicals that YOU and YOUR STUDENTS want to produce!

  •  Friend or colleague Student Mailer Web search Phone call Thespian conference Email Other: