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Musical calendar for December in IL, Md.

Before schools take a few days off for the winter break around New Year’s, some will put on musical theater productions. Here’s a calendar of the ones we know about. If we missed yours, please let us know.

In Maryland high schools

  1. Dulaney (Timonium), Peter & the Starcatcher, 11/30–12/2
  2. Northern Garrett (Accident), Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 11/30–12/2
  3. Washington Academy (Princess Anne), Oliver!, 11/30–12/10
  4. Mountain Ridge (Frostburg), A Christmas Carol, 12/1–3
  5. Glen Burnie, Beauty & the Beast, 12/7–9
  6. Southern Garrett (Oakland), Willy Wonka, 12/7–9
  7. Kennedy (Silver Spring), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 12/15–17
  8. Howard (Ellicott City), Urinetown, 12/18

In Illinois high schools (our database)

  1. Casey-Westfield, Little Women, 11/30–12/3
  2. Nazareth Academy (LaGrange Park), Freckleface Strawberry, 12/1–3
  3. New Trier (Winnetka), Urinetown, 12/6–9
  4. Andrew (Tinley Park), Xanadu, 12/7–9
  5. Kelly (Chicago), A Christmas Carol, 12/8–9
  6. Robinson, Little Mermaid, 12/15–17

Musical productions in high schools often include the hard work of hundreds of students, teachers, and other community members. We write about them in support of new federal legislation in the Every Student Succeeds Act, which directs schools to include music and the arts as part of a “well-rounded education” for students in the US.

Paul Katula is the executive editor of the Voxitatis Research Foundation, which publishes this blog. For more information, see the About page.

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