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Shows to take high school students to?

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Shows to take high school students to?#1
Posted: 1/24/07 at 3:57pm
In April, I'm taking a tour of 45 students from a Catholic high school to London. We get to see three shows, and I'm trying to pick, one musical, one drama, and one comedy. If you had had to pick only one show for each category, which three shows would you see?
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Musical: Wicked
Comedy (still musical): Avenue Q (or Spamalot IF u can get tkts)
Play: Woman In Black
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Oooooh, I'd avoid Avenue Q for a school group.

Fairly easy ones to enjoy:

Musical - Wicked
Drama - The Woman In Black
Comedy - The 39 Steps
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ohoh could you imagen the sight of 45 Catholic students watching Av Q!! OH THE FUN! lol sorry just imagen the uprore!
i would say deff wicked if you can get tickets!
Guys and Dolls would be good and deff agree with Woman in Black!
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Musical : Wicked (they do group and school rates which are very reasonable!)

Comedy: Not sure on that one

Play : Deffinatly Women in Black. The Students will love it and it also has very nice student tickets!
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I would normally suggest Ave Q or BillY eliott, but as they are a catholic school maybe not. Blood Brothers is always a good option. Depends how grown up you want it to be. The 'safe' option is Wicked or The Lion King.
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re: Shows to take high school students to?#6
Posted: 1/25/07 at 12:08pm
How old are the students?
If they are in years 10 and 11 then they will absolutely LOVE Avenue Q. If people in my year group could see that show they would become hooked on musical theatre.

If not then Wicked is easily the obvious choice, and is a cracking good show. Best thing is that even the worst seats in the house are still fairly good.

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Mary Poppins
Wicked
or (if old enough and are mature), Avenue Q
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re: Shows to take high school students to?#8
Posted: 2/14/07 at 12:43pm
Musical : depends on what you are teaching your students. Most of the shows fit for classroom activities
"Wicked"
"chicago"
"cabaret" (even though it is a very hard play to see containing nudity as for the Rufus Norris's revival),
"Evita"
"Porgy and Bess"

Comedy : Definitely you have to take them to "The 39 Steps" which one of the best plays I've ever seen. But before, show them the Hitchcock film so that they can understand all the jokes !
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i dont know if i can advise you about the plays but i have some recomendations about musical. DO NOT take catholic school children to see avenue q, how ever good the show is it is very offensive and raises very alarming issues, i would personally recomend wicked, i have seen it 4 times and am seeing it again in march and i am a 14 year old school boy, so u cnt reli get a better judge
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re: Shows to take high school students to?#10
Posted: 2/14/07 at 2:27pm
wicked
mary poppins
mamma mia
evita
porgy And bess
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re: Shows to take high school students to?#11
Posted: 2/14/07 at 3:14pm
I would have to agree Avenue Q is probably not the best choice for a group of catholic school children. I would HIGHLY recommend Wicked. Its got something for all ages and nothing that could be construde as offensive. Unless you think the whole witches and religion thing is a BAD idea but personally I think Wicked is the way forward.
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re: Shows to take high school students to?#12
Posted: 2/16/07 at 8:25am
You can never tell which side of the 'nutter-line' some Catholics will fall when it comes to witchcraft fiction


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re: Shows to take high school students to?#13
Posted: 2/17/07 at 7:21pm
I'm not the greatest fan of AvQ as I have said so many times before, but I am Catholic and I don't see why people seem to think it would be so offensive for them. We catholic kids aren't that old-fashioned, and in general neither are our parents! However...

I LOVE both Billy Elliot and Wicked, and although there is some swearing in the former, they're both great shows. Either one could actually be called a comedy, as both have great comic moments. As for the play, I've never seen the Woman in Black. The Mousetrap is good. Also, I've always considered Blood Brothers as a Play with Music as opposed to a musical, though the line is blurred, so that could count.

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