The 10 Most-Produced High School Plays and Musicals of 2021–2022

Like most TheaterMakers, I got started in “the biz” early on. . . and on stage.

I fell in love with so many shows, many of which are still being produced today. 

And if you’ve read this blog before, you know I’ve come to love the concrete data that makes up our industry. Which is why I look forward to EdTA’s yeary recap of the most produced high school shows of the year. Take a look at the FULL-LENGTH and SHORT musicals and plays produced in high schools this past year . . .


  1. Mamma Mia!
  2. All Together Now! 
  3. The Addams Family
  4. The SpongeBob Musical
  5. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 
  6. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown 
  7. Little Shop of Horrors 
  8. Into the Woods 
  9. (tie) Disney’s The Little Mermaid 
  10. (tie) Disney’s Newsies 



  1. Disney’s Frozen JR.
  2. Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musical JR. 
  3. Disney’s The Lion King JR. 
  4. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. 
  5. (tie) Annie JR. 
  6. (tie) Disney’s High School Musical JR.
  7. (tie) Disney’s Moana JR. 
  8. Into the Woods JR. 
  9. Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. 
  10. Seussical JR. 



  1. Clue 
  2. Puffs
  3. A Midsummer Night’s Dream 
  4. Almost, Maine 
  5. She Kills Monsters 
  6. 12 Angry Jurors
  7. Alice in Wonderland 
  8. Radium Girls
  9. Peter and the Starcatcher
  10. Our Town 



  1. Check Please
  2. 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse 
  3. The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (One-Act) 
  4. (tie) 13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview
  5. (tie) Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit
  6. Bad Auditions by Bad Actors 
  7. (tie) Cut 
  8. (tie) Our Place 
  9. (tie) Oz 
  10. (tie) This Is a Test


What do you think of this list? Are there any surprises? Have you been in one – or multiple – of these shows? Let me know in the comments.

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