Season of School Shows

by Jaclyn Turner

As March arrives, spring fever begins to settle in. That’s the ideal time to explore the many energetic theater offerings from high school theater departments.

Supporting the arts as an audience member is vital to the health of our local schools’ performing arts departments. School productions are often of high quality – as good as many professional productions. School shows also provide a fun and affordable way for the whole family to enjoy both well-known and lesser-known musicals and plays. Another good reason to consider a school theatrical production: You have the chance to get a glimpse and a taste of a school your own youngster may one day attend.
We’ve put together a roundup of some high school shows being staged in March. This month, high schools across the metro area are offering everything from old favorites (“Hello, Dolly!” at West Forsyth High and “The Music Man” at DeKalb School of the Arts), to unusual choices (“Xanadu” at Pace Academy or “Zombie Prom” at Starr’s Mill High in Fayetteville). You should be able to find a musical or play for all ages to enjoy!

 

High School Musicals

Alice in Wonderland. Kennesaw Mountain High School. March 23-24, 7 p.m. 1898 Kennesaw Due West Rd., Kennesaw. 678-594-8190, ext. 280. $5 in advance, $8 door.
Anything Goes. Walton High School. March 1-2, 7 p.m; March 3, 2 and 7 p.m. 1590 Bill Murdock Rd., Marietta. waltondrama.com. $10.
Curtains. Sequoyah High School. Mar 22-24, 7:30 p.m. 4485 Hickory Rd., Canton. 770-345-1474. $8 in advance, $10 at the door.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Pebblebrook High School at the Earl Strand Theater. March 23-24, 8 p.m.; March 25, 3 p.m. 117 North Park Square, Marietta. earlsmithstrand.org. $15.
The Drowsy Chaperone. Milton High School. March 14-17, 7 p.m. 13025 Birmingham Highway, Milton. 770-740-7000. Tickets available via showtix4u.com. $10-$15.
Footloose. Duluth High School. March 15-17, 7 p.m.; March 18, 2 p.m. 3737 Brock Rd. NW, Duluth. 770-476-5206. $10 adults; $8 students and children.
Hairspray. Woodward Academy. March 16, 4:15 p.m.; Mar 17, 2:30 and 7 p.m.; March 18, 2:30 p.m. 1662 Rugby Avenue, College Park. 404-765-4000. $6 general admission.   
Hello, Dolly! West Forsyth High School. March 22-23, ; March 24, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; March 25, 3 p.m. 4155 Drew Rd., Cumming. 770-331-6969. Tickets available via www.showtix4u. $11 adults, $7 students.
The Music Man. DeKalb School of the Arts. March 22-24 and March 29-31, 8 p.m. 1192 Clarendon Ave., Avondale Estates. 678-676-2552. $12 adults, $6 students.
Starmites. Marist School. March 21-24, 7:30 p.m. 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE, Atlanta. 770-457-7201. $5 all seats.
West Side Story. North Atlanta High School Center for the Arts. March 22-24, 7 p.m.; March 29-30, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. 2875 Northside Dr., Atlanta. 404-802-4728. $10 adults; $7 students and seniors; matinees are free for APS middle and elementary school groups.
Zombie Prom. Starr’s Mill High School. March 15-16, 7 p.m. Willie Duke Auditorium, 193 Panther Path, Fayetteville. 770-486-2710. $20 reserved seats, $10 general admission.

 

Plays

Eurydice. McIntosh High School. March 16-17. 7 p.m. 201 Walt Banks Rd., Peachtree City. 770-631-3232. $7 adults, $5 students.
Lord of the Flies. Atlanta International School. March 29-31. 7 p.m. 2890 N. Fulton Drive NE, Atlanta. 404- 841-3840. $20 adults, $10 students and teachers.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mountainview High School. March 2-3,7 p.m. 2351 Sunny Hill Rd., Lawrenceville. 678-407-7600. $8 at door.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Decatur High School. March 22-24, 7 p.m. 310 N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404-370-4420. $8 adults, $5 students.
Twelve Angry Men. Whitewater High School Theater. March 2-3. 7 p.m. 100 Wildcat Way Fayetteville. 770-460-3935, ext. 210. $5 advance, $7 at door.