These were the most frequently performed plays and musicals in high schools this year

The Educational Theatre Association has released its top-10 lists of plays and musicals performed in high schools during the 2022-2023 school year.

Top musicals and plays: “The Addams Family” topped the list of full-length musicals, while “Clue” was the most performed full-length play.
* “Disney’s Frozen JR” held the top spot among short musicals, and “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” tied with “Check Please” for most popular short play.

Censorship concerns: 85% of respondents reported being “at least somewhat concerned about censorship” and 67% said that “censorship concerns” are influencing their selections for next year.

Attendance and production: The Play Survey found that, on average, audience size increased 13 percent over last year to 1,967, and theater programs are ramping up production.
* Post-pandemic, high school theater programs have seen increased ticket sales and high attendance, showing a rebound after the pandemic.

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