Little Shop, Seussical and Millie Are Among Most-Produced High School Musicals

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Yes, Disney's High School Musical is, unsurprisingly, one of the most-produced musicals in high schools around the country, but it isn't at the very top of the list: That spot belongs to the Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical Little Shop of Horrors.

The Educational Theatre Association has announced the results of its annual survey of American high schools. The organization, according to its official website, surveyed 925 schools to determine the most-produced musicals, full-length plays and short plays.

The top titles in each category for the 2007 season follow:

Top ten musicals
1. Little Shop of Horrors
2. Seussical, the Musical
3. Thoroughly Modern Millie
4. Disney's Beauty and the Beast
5. High School Musical
6. Grease
7. Fiddler on the Roof
8. (tie) Bye Bye Birdie
8. (tie) Oklahoma!
10. (tie) Anything Goes
10. (tie) Guys and Dolls

Top ten full-length plays
1. (tie) Arsenic and Old Lace
1. (tie) A Midsummer Night's Dream
3. (tie) The Importance of Being Earnest
3. (tie) The Odd Couple
5. You Can't Take It with You
6. (tie) The Diary of Anne Frank
6. (tie) Our Town
8. The Curious Savage
9. Noises Off
10. Fools

Top ten short plays
1. Check, Please, by Jonathan Rand
2. Check, Please: Take 2, by Jonathan Rand
3. The Actor's Nightmare, by Christopher Durang
4. Sure Thing, by David Ives
5. This Is a Test, by Stephen Gregg
6. (tie) 15 Reasons Not to Be in a Play, by Alan Haehnel
6. (tie) Hard Candy, by Jonathan Rand
8. (tie) Cut, by Ed Monk
8. (tie) The Least Offensive Play in the Whole Darn World, by Jonathan Rand
10. (tie) Bang, Bang, You're Dead, by William Mastrosimone
10. (tie) I Never Saw Another Butterfly, by Celeste Raspant For more information visit

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