Post-Gazette roundup of 2014 high school musicals

The following is a list of high school musicals for 2014, plus information on the special events surrounding these annual rites of spring. If this list is missing upcoming performances, please send an email to and the production will be added online.

Special events

• The 18th annual Westmoreland Night of the Stars is 6:45 p.m. May 7 at the Palace Theatre, Greensburg; 15 Westmoreland County high schools are entered (denoted by +).

• The 20th annual Henry Mancini Awards for Butler, Lawrence and Beaver counties is 7 p.m. May 21 at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Midland; 32 schools are entered (denoted by @), including Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, which performed "The Wizard of Oz" last November.

• The 24th annual Gene Kelly Awards for Allegheny County high schools is 7:30 p.m. May 24 at the Benedum Center, Downtown; 29 schools are entered (denoted by *), including Shady Side Academy, which performed "Grease" in February.

• The male and female lead-actor winners at the Kelly and Mancini awards are eligible for the National High School Musical Theater Awards known as the Jimmys. The sixth annual week of workshops and performances leads up to a show and announcement of winners on June 30 in New York.

Two musical companies that have teens put on musicals:
Montour, "How Sweet It Was," April 24-26, May 1-3 Lincoln Park
Performing Arts Center Student Company, "Little Shop of Horrors," April 4-6, 11-13

The musicals

Feb. 21-March 2

Bentworth, "Guys and Dolls," Feb. 27-March 2

California Area, "The Pajama Game," Feb. 27-March 1

Derry Area, "Into the Woods," Feb. 28, March 1-2+

Franklin Regional, "Guys and Dolls," Feb. 27-28, March 1-2+

Greensburg Salem, "Willy Wonka," Feb. 27-28, March 1-2+

Karns City Area, "The Wedding Singer," Feb. 27-March 1@

Knoch, "Once Upon a Mattress," Feb. 27-March 1@

Seneca Valley, "The Wizard of Oz," Feb. 28-March 2, March 7-8

Sewickley Academy, "Curtains," Feb. 27-March 1

Shaler, "Crazy for You," Feb. 28-March 2, March 7-8

South Side Area, "Annie," Feb. 28-March 2@

Vincentian, "Grease," Feb. 21-23, Feb. 28-March 1

Western Beaver, "Shrek the Musical," Feb. 28-March 2@

March 3-9

Ambridge Area, "Peter Pan," March 6-9@

Apollo Ridge, "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella," March 6-8

Belle Vernon, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," March 6-9

Blackhawk, "Titanic," March 7-9@

Central Valley, "Shrek the Musical," March 6-8@

Charleroi Area, "The Wizard of Oz," March 7-9

Chartiers Valley, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," March 5-8*

Connellsville, "Shrek the Musical," March 6-9

Farrell, "Little Shop of Horrors," March 6-8

Fox Chapel, "Beauty and the Beast," March 6-9

Freeport Area, "Anything Goes," March 6-8@

Greater Latrobe, "Little Shop of Horrors," March 7-8+

Highlands, "Shrek the Musical," March 7-9


Laurel Highlands, "Beauty and the Beast," March 6-8

Moniteau, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," March 7-8@

Mount Pleasant, "Little Shop of Horrors," March 7-8+

New Brighton Area, "Crazy for You," March 6-8@

North Allegheny, "Shrek the Musical," March 5-9

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, "The Wiz," March 7-9, 14-15*

Peters Township, “The Wiz,” March 6-9

Ringgold, "Tarzan," March 6-8

Riverside, "Annie," March 6-9@

Slippery Rock Area, "13," March 6-8@

Steel Valley, "Annie," March 6-9

Union Area, "The Wizard of Oz," March 6-8@

Upper St. Clair, "All Shook Up," March 7-9, 13-15

March 10-16

Beaver County Christian School, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," March 12-15@

East Allegheny, "Anything Goes," April 10-12

Fort Cherry, "Grease," March 13-16

Geibel Catholic, "42nd Street," March 14-16

Pittsburgh Brashear, "Bye Bye Birdie," March 13-16*

Thomas Jefferson, "Meet Me in St. Louis," March 13-15

West Mifflin, "Bye Bye Birdie," March 14-16*

March 17-23

Bethel Park, "Children of Eden," March 19-22.

Butler Area, "Li'l Abner," March 21-22@

Canon-McMillan, "Pippin," March 20-22

Hopewell Area, "Beauty and the Beast," March 21-23@

Kiski Area, "Tarzan," March 19-22+

Laurel, "West Side Story," March 20-22@

Ligonier Valley, "Lucky Stiff," March 21-22+

Mars Area, "Footloose," March 21-22@

Moon Area, "Grease," March 20-23

Northgate, "Oklahoma!" March 22, 28-29*

Norwin, "Anything Goes," March 20-23+

Pine-Richland, "Thoroughly Modern Millie," March 21-22, 28-29*

Quaker Valley, "Pirates of Penzance," March 20-22*

Seton-LaSalle, "Man of La Mancha," March 20-22

South Fayette, "The Music Man," March 21-23

Union City, "State Fair," March 21-22

Westmont Hilltop, "South Pacific," March 20-22

Wilmington, "Anything Goes," March 20-22@

March 24-30

Brownsville, "Hairspray," March 27-30

Central Catholic, "Monty Python's Spamalot," March 27-29*

Keystone Oaks, "Curtains," March 27-29*

Neshannock, "The Pajama Game," March 28-30@

Pittsburgh CAPA, "Footloose," March 27-30, April 3-5, 7*

Pittsburgh Perry, "Seussical," March 27-30*

Springdale, "Footloose," March 28-30*

St. Joseph, "Shrek the Musical," March 27-30*

Yough, "Thoroughly Modern Millie," March 28-30+

March 31-April 6

Avonworth, "Man of La Mancha," April 4-5, 11-12*

Burrell, "Grease," April 3-5

Hampton, "Young Frankenstein," April 4-5, 11-12*

Homeschoolers, "Snow White," April 4-5+

Kittanning, “Alice in Wonderland,” April 3-5

Mohawk, "The Music Man," April 3-6@

North Hills, "42nd Street," April 3-5, 10-12*

Jeannette, "Seussical," April 4-6+

Penn-Trafford, "Shrek the Musical," April 4-6, 11-13+

Pittsburgh Taylor Allderdice, "Little Shop of Horrors," April 3-6

Riverview, "Fiddler on the Roof," April 4-6, 11-12*

Serra Catholic, "Bye Bye Birdie," April 2-5

Shenango, "Bye Bye Birdie," April 4-5@

South Park, "Beauty and the Beast," April 3-6

West Allegheny, "Catch Me If You Can," April 4-6, 11-12*

April 7-13

Aliquippa, "Annie," April 10-12@

Baldwin, "Shrek the Musical," April 9-12*

Beaver Area, "The Wiz," April 11-13@

Beaver Falls, "Aida," April 11-13@

Bishop Canevin, "The Drowsy Chaperone," April 10-12*

Brentwood, "The Wizard of Oz," April 9-12

Burgettstown, "The Wizard of Oz," April 10-12

Carlynton, "The Wizard of Oz," April 10-13

Deer Lakes, "Into the Woods," April 11-13

East Allegheny, "Anything Goes," April 10-12

Freedom Area, "The Wizard of Oz," April 11-13@

Grove City, "Once Upon a Mattress," April 10-12

Hempfield Area, "Les Miserables," April 9-12+

McKeesport, "Seussical," April 10-12*

Plum, "My Favorite Year," April 10-12*

Portersville Christian, "The Sound of Music," April 10-12@

Quigley Catholic, "Pippin," April 10-12@

Rochester Area, "Godspell," April 10-12@

Trinity High School, "Curtains," April 10-12

Valley, "Children of Eden," April 10-13+

Wilson Christian Academy, "Peter Pan," April 10-13.

April 14-20

No musicals scheduled.

April 21-27

Elizabeth Forward, "Damn Yankees," April 24-27*

Gateway, "Hello Dolly," April 25-27, May 2-3

Greensburg Central Catholic, "The Sound of Music," April 25-26+

Montour, "How Sweet It Was," April 24-26, May 1-3

New Castle, "Footloose," April 24-26@

North Catholic, "Children of Eden," April 25-27*

Penn Hills, "The Wiz," April 25-27, May 2-3*

Pittsburgh Obama Academy, "The Wiz," April 24-26, May 1-3*

Winchester Thurston, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," April 24-26*

Woodland Hills, "Sweeney Todd," April 24-26, May 1-3*

April 28-May 4

Eden Christian Academy, "The Music Man," April 30-May 3

May 5-11

Mt. Lebanon, "Carousel," May 7-10

May 12-18

No musicals scheduled.

May 19-25

Evangel Heights Christian Academy, "Cinderella," May 22-23

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