Spring 2017 musicals at IL high schools

We are working to present a listing of every musical produced this spring at Illinois and Maryland high schools. Here’s what we have so far from Illinois, but we know there will be many more musicals. If we’ve missed yours, please get in touch so we can list your production here.


Our review of Elk Grove High School, Seussical, December 7–10, 2016 (school via Twitter)

Musicals at Illinois high schools, January through May, 2017:

  1. Palatine (H.S.), Addams Family, Jan 18–21
  2. Dunlap, Big Fish, Jan 20–22
  3. Belleville (East), Once on This Island, Feb 9–10
  4. Highland Park, Evita, Feb 10–18
  5. Woodstock (Marian Central), Pajama Game, Feb 10–18
  6. Chicago (Lane), Little Shop of Horrors, Feb 15–18
  7. Algonquin (Jacobs), Bye Bye Birdie, Feb 16–19
  8. LaGrange (Lyons), Jesus Christ Superstar, Feb 16–19
  9. Chicago (Northside), Sunday in the Park with George, Feb 16–19
  10. Evergreen Park, Once Upon a Mattress, Feb 17–19
  11. Roselle (Lake Park), 21 Chump Street, Feb 21–21
  12. Elgin (H.S.), Pippin, Feb 23–25
  13. Chicago (Lincoln Park), 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee, Feb 23–25
  14. Barrington, Anything Goes, Feb 23–26
  15. Roxana, The Music Man, Feb 24–26
  16. Sterling (H.S.), Sister Act, Feb 24–26
  17. Warrensburg (W.-Latham), The Wizard of Oz, Feb 25–27
  18. Oak Park (O.P.-River Forest), Mary Poppins, Feb 25–Mar 2
  19. Hoffman Estates (H.S.), High School Musical, Feb 24–Mar 4
  20. Riverside (R.-Brookfield), Annie, Mar 2–4
  21. Chillicothe (Illinois Valley Central), Curtains, Mar 2–4
  22. Decatur (St. Teresa), Cinderella, Mar 3–4
  23. Palos Heights (Chicago Christian), Footloose, Mar 3–4
  24. East Peoria, All Shook Up, Mar 3–5
  25. Shelbyville, The Little Mermaid, Mar 3–5
  26. Lombard (Montini), 9 to 5: The Musical, Mar 3–5
  27. Westmont, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mar 3–5
  28. Paw Paw, The Wizard of Oz, Mar 3–5
  29. Park Ridge (Maine East), Addams Family, Mar 3–11
  30. Crystal Lake (Prairie Ridge), Tale of Two Cities, Mar 3–11
  31. Deerfield, Addams Family, Mar 8–11
  32. Downers Grove (North), Addams Family, Mar 9–11
  33. Mt. Vernon (H.S.), Damn Yankees, Mar 9–11
  34. Stillman Valley, Damn Yankees, Mar 9–11
  35. Vernon Hills, Damn Yankees, Mar 9–11
  36. Bloomington (H.S.), Fiddler on the Roof, Mar 9–11
  37. Skokie (Niles North), The Producers, Mar 9–11
  38. Marengo, Singin’ in the Rain, Mar 9–11
  39. Lansing (Illiana Christian), Good Man, Charlie Brown, Mar 9–11
  40. Mahomet (M.-Seymour), Bye Bye Birdie, Mar 10–11
  41. Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley), The Drowsy Chaperone, Mar 10–11
  42. Lena (L.-Winslow), The Drowsy Chaperone, Mar 10–11
  43. LeRoy, A Funny Thing … Forum, Mar 10–11
  44. Greenfield, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Mar 10–11
  45. Poplar Grove (North Boone), Shrek, Mar 10–11
  46. Seneca, Shrek, Mar 10–11
  47. Clinton, Seussical the Musical, Mar 2–12
  48. Tuscola, Into the Woods, Mar 9–12
  49. Gillespie, Back to the 80s, Mar 10–12
  50. Richmond (R.-Burton), Boy Friend, Mar 10–12
  51. Freeport (Aquin), Guys and Dolls, Mar 10–12
  52. Oregon, Little Shop of Horrors, Mar 10–12
  53. Harrisburg, Peter Pan, Mar 10–12
  54. Elmhurst (IC Catholic), Sister Act, Mar 10–12
  55. Orion, 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee, Mar 10–12
  56. Lake Villa (Lakes), Once Upon a Mattress, Mar 3–12
  57. Winnetka (New Trier), Guys and Dolls, Mar 9–12
  58. Braidwood (Reed-Custer), Joseph & the … Dreamcoat, Mar 9–12
  59. Chicago (Resurrection), The King and I, Mar 9–12
  60. Elmwood Park, Addams Family, Mar 10–12
  61. Dwight, The Wizard of Oz, Mar 10–12
  62. Lewistown, All Shook Up, Mar 11–13
  63. Peoria (H.S.), Into the Woods, Mar 14–14
  64. Carol Stream (Glenbard North), Songs for a New World, Mar 17–17
  65. Cary (C.-Grove), Evita, Mar 10–18
  66. Lisle (Sr.), Legally Blonde, Mar 15–18
  67. Moline (H.S.), Cinderella, Mar 16–18
  68. Chicago (Kelly), The Drowsy Chaperone, Mar 16–18
  69. Geneva, Hello Dolly, Mar 16–18
  70. Granville (Putnam County), Into the Woods, Mar 16–18
  71. Chicago Heights (Bloom Trail), The Lion King, Mar 16–18
  72. Belvidere (North), Once Upon a Mattress, Mar 16–18
  73. Minooka, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Mar 16–18
  74. Petersburg (PORTA), Addams Family, Mar 17–18
  75. Peoria (Richwoods), Guys and Dolls, Mar 17–18
  76. Marissa, The Little Mermaid, Mar 17–18
  77. Delavan, Mary Poppins, Mar 17–18
  78. Carlinville, Secrets Every Smart Traveler …, Mar 17–18
  79. Camp Point (Central), Snow White & Prince, Mar 17–18
  80. Niantic (Sangamon Valley), 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee, Mar 17–18
  81. Morris, Big, Mar 16–19
  82. Byron, Bye Bye Birdie, Mar 16–19
  83. Joliet (West), Cinderella, Mar 16–19
  84. Plainfield (East), Into the Woods, Mar 16–19
  85. Rockford (Guilford), Into the Woods, Mar 16–19
  86. Wheaton (St. Francis), Little Shop of Horrors, Mar 16–19
  87. Rushville (R.-Industry), Mary Poppins, Mar 16–19
  88. Metamora, Once Upon a Mattress, Mar 16–19
  89. Wilmington, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mar 16–19
  90. Plainfield (South), Addams Family, Mar 17–19
  91. Bethalto (Civic Memorial), Cinderella, Mar 17–19
  92. Plainfield (North), Hello Dolly, Mar 17–19
  93. Springfield (H.S.), Ragtime, Mar 17–19
  94. Rockton (Hononegah), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Mar 17–19
  95. Lexington, Shrek, Mar 17–19
  96. Jacksonville (H.S.), Theory of Relativity, Mar 17–19
  97. Astoria, The Wizard of Oz, Mar 17–19
  98. Oneida (ROWVA), Into the Woods, Mar 18–19
  99. Erie, Snoopy, Mar 23–24
  100. Chicago (Payton), Cabaret, Mar 22–25
  101. Troy (Triad), Bye Bye Birdie, Mar 23–25
  102. Chicago (Jones Prep), Fame, Mar 23–25
  103. Pinckneyville, Into the Woods, Mar 23–25
  104. Stockton, Mary Poppins, Mar 24–25
  105. Chicago (Taft), In the Heights, Mar 22–26
  106. Effingham (H.S.), Addams Family, Mar 23–26
  107. Jerseyville (Jersey), Oklahoma!, Mar 23–26
  108. Springfield (Sacred Heart-Griffin), Oklahoma!, Mar 23–26
  109. Williamsville, Beauty and the Beast, Mar 24–26
  110. Bartonville (Limestone), Cinderella, Mar 24–26
  111. Chrisman, The Drowsy Chaperone, Mar 24–26
  112. Romeoville (H.S.), Footloose, Mar 24–26
  113. Chicago (St. Patrick), Godspell, Mar 24–26
  114. Riverton, Legally Blonde, Mar 24–26
  115. Murphysboro, The Little Mermaid, Mar 24–26
  116. Aurora (Central Catholic), The Music Man, Mar 24–26
  117. Kankakee (McNamara), Schoolhouse Rock Live, Mar 24–26
  118. Salem, The Little Mermaid, Mar 23–Apr 1
  119. O’Fallon (H.S.), Big Fish, Mar 30–Apr 1
  120. Taylorville, The Music Man, Mar 30–Apr 1
  121. Chicago (Marist), Once Upon a Mattress, Mar 30–Apr 1
  122. Dakota, School of Rock, Mar 30–Apr 1
  123. Trenton (Wesclin), Theory of Relativity, Mar 30–Apr 1
  124. Cambridge, Beauty and the Beast, Mar 31–Apr 1
  125. Springfield (Lutheran), Bye Bye Birdie, Mar 31–Apr 1
  126. Colfax (Ridgeview), Little Shop of Horrors, Mar 31–Apr 1
  127. Princeton, The Music Man, Mar 31–Apr 1
  128. Wood River (East Alton-W.R.), The Wizard of Oz, Mar 31–Apr 1
  129. LaSalle (L.-Peru), Hairspray, Mar 29–Apr 2
  130. Edwardsville (H.S.), Crazy for You, Mar 30–Apr 2
  131. Pittsfield, The Wizard of Oz, Mar 30–Apr 2
  132. Highland, All Shook Up, Mar 31–Apr 2
  133. Breese (Mater Dei), High School Musical, Mar 31–Apr 2
  134. West Frankfort (Frankfort), The Little Mermaid, Mar 31–Apr 2
  135. Canton, Mary Poppins, Mar 31–Apr 2
  136. Fairfield, Once Upon a Mattress, Mar 31–Apr 2
  137. Breese (Central), Sister Act, Mar 31–Apr 2
  138. Paris, The Sound of Music, Mar 31–Apr 2
  139. Deerfield (Rochelle Zell Jewish), Little Shop of Horrors, Apr 6–6
  140. Chicago (Kennedy), Little Shop of Horrors, Apr 5–7
  141. Alton (Marquette), Addams Family, Apr 6–8
  142. Danville (H.S.), In the Heights, Apr 6–8
  143. Hillsboro, The King and I, Apr 6–8
  144. Carterville, The Little Mermaid, Apr 6–8
  145. Carrollton, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Apr 6–8
  146. Hoopeston (H. Area), Annie, Apr 7–8
  147. Winnebago, Legally Blonde, Apr 7–8
  148. Toulon (Stark County), Mary Poppins, Apr 6–9
  149. Streator (Twp.), Fame, Apr 7–9
  150. Minonk (Fieldcrest), Footloose, Apr 7–9
  151. Burbank (Queen of Peace), Joseph & the … Dreamcoat, Apr 7–9
  152. Sterling (Newman), The Music Man, Apr 7–9
  153. Harvard, Peter Pan, Apr 7–9
  154. Normal (University), Pippin, Apr 7–9
  155. Campbell Hill (Trico), Shrek, Apr 7–9
  156. Farmington, Addams Family, Apr 15–17
  157. Bethany (Okaw Valley), Addams Family, Apr 20–22
  158. Schaumburg (H.S.), Big Fish, Apr 20–22
  159. Elmhurst (Timothy Christian), Cinderella, Apr 20–22
  160. Elgin (Larkin), Fame, Apr 20–22
  161. Oswego (East), Footloose, Apr 20–22
  162. Blue Island (Eisenhower), Hairspray, Apr 20–22
  163. Bartlett, In the Heights, Apr 20–22
  164. Gurnee (Warren), Legally Blonde, Apr 20–22
  165. Buffalo Grove, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Apr 20–22
  166. Woodhull (AlWood), Saturday Night Fever, Apr 21–22
  167. Decatur (Eisenhower), Seussical the Musical, Apr 21–22
  168. Mt. Carmel, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Apr 20–23
  169. St. Charles (East), Aida, Apr 21–23
  170. New Athens, Beauty and the Beast, Apr 21–23
  171. Sandwich, Boy Friend, Apr 21–23
  172. Teutopolis, Godspell, Apr 21–23
  173. Fox Lake (Grant), Little Shop of Horrors, Apr 21–23
  174. Johnsburg, Addams Family, Apr 21–29
  175. Cerro Gordo, Beauty and the Beast, Apr 21–29
  176. Glenview (Glenbrook South), Fiddler on the Roof, Apr 26–29
  177. Orland Park (Sandburg), Jekyll & Hyde, Apr 26–29
  178. Palos Hills (Stagg), Guys and Dolls, Apr 27–29
  179. Aurora (Waubonsie Valley), Legally Blonde, Apr 27–29
  180. Litchfield, Singin’ in the Rain, Apr 27–29
  181. Lake Zurich, 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee, Apr 27–29
  182. Naperville (North), Mary Poppins, Apr 26–30
  183. Alton (Sr.), Les Mis√©rables, Apr 27–30
  184. West Chicago (H.S.), Addams Family, May 4–6
  185. Charleston, Guys and Dolls, May 4–6
  186. New Lenox (Lincoln-Way Central), Guys and Dolls, May 4–6
  187. Aledo (Mercer County), Legally Blonde, May 4–6
  188. Rock Island (H.S.), Seussical the Musical, May 4–6
  189. Oak Lawn (Richards), Beauty and the Beast, May 10–13
  190. Lemont (H.S.), Beauty and the Beast, May 11–13
  191. Beecher, Little Shop of Horrors, May 12–14
  192. Lockport (Twp.), Guys and Dolls, May 18–21
Past Performances
Expected but unconfirmed (or missing title)

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