Spring into School Plays & Musicals!

– Kate Wallace

Support local arts by attending a spring production staged by an Atlanta-area high school. These energetic performances are an affordable outing for the whole family and can offer a fine opportunity for families with younger kids to get a taste of their high school scene. Below is a select roundup of high school theater productions in March and April. The whole family is sure to enjoy the likes of “Annie Get Your Gun,”  "Little Shop of Horrors” and “Oliver!” Note: Shows are listed in order of performance dates. All are musicals except “The Foreigner” and “Almost Maine.”


Monty Python’s Spamalot. Milton High School. March 14-16 and 20- 22, 7 p.m. 13025 Birmingham Highway, Milton. 770-664-9847. Tickets available via showtix4u.com. $10-$15.

Bye Bye Birdie. McIntosh High School. March 14-15. 7 p.m. March 16. 2 and 7 p.m. 201 Walt Banks Rd., Peachtree City. 770-631-3232. $7.

Oliver! West Forsyth High School. March 14-15, 7:30 p.m.; March 16, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; March 17, 3 p.m. 4155 Drew Rd., Cumming. 770-331-6969. Tickets available via showtix4u.com. $12 adults, $10 students.

Urinetown. Starr’s Mill High School. March 14-16, 7 p.m. Willie Duke Auditorium, 193 Panther Path, Fayetteville. 770-486-2710. $12 adults, $8 students.

Guys and Dolls. Woodward Academy. March 15, 4:15 p.m.; March 16, 2:30 and 7 p.m.; March 17, 2:30 p.m. 1662 Rugby Ave., College Park. 404-765-4000. $6.

The Drowsy Chaperone. Marist School. March 20-23, 7:30 p.m.. 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. NE, Atlanta. 770-457-7201. $5.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. North Atlanta High School. March 21-22, 28-30. 7 p.m. 2875 Northside Dr., Atlanta. 404-802-4700. $10 adults; $7 students.

Anything Goes. Decatur High School. March 21-23. 7 p.m. 310 N McDonough St., Decatur. $10 adults; $5 students.

Bye Bye Birdie. Duluth High School. March 21-23. 7 p.m.; March 24, 2 p.m. 3737 Brock Rd. NW, Duluth. 770-476-5206. $10.

Wonderful World of Oz. Kennesaw Mountain High School. March 22-23. 7 p.m. 1898 Kennesaw Due West., Kennesaw. 678-594-8190. $8.

Almost, Maine. Atlanta International School. March 22, 7 p.m.; March 23, 2 and 7 p.m. 2890 N. Fulton Dr. NE, Atlanta. 404-841-3840. $20 adults, $15 students.

Little Shop of Horrors. Pebblebrook High School at the Earl Strand Theatre. March 22, 8 p.m.; March 23, 3 and 8 p.m.; March 24, 3 p.m. 1117 North Park Sq., Marietta. 770-293-0080. $15.

Chicago. DeKalb School of the Arts. March 28-30 and April 4-6, 8 p.m. 1192 Clarendon Ave., Avondale Estates. 678- 676-2552. $12 adults, $6 students.

The Phantom of the Opera. Mountain View High School. April 25-27. 7 p.m. 2351 Sunnyhill Rd., Lawrenceville. 678-407-7600. $8.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Sequoyah High School. April 25-27. 7:30 p.m. 4485 Hickory Rd., Canton. 770-345-1474. $10.