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40 Showstopping High School Plays for Your School

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Everyone loves well-done high school plays. When the actors and director are engaged in the storyline and the blocking is done correctly, a play can deeply impact everyone involved, from the cast and crew to the audience. The struggle is: Which plays are best to perform in high school? There are seemingly endless options for high school plays, and thinking about which one to put on can be overwhelming. That’s why we put together this list of 40 of the best high school plays with a range of genres, plots, and lessons to help make your decision just a little bit easier.

Large High School Plays

1. Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland - Medium Cast Play for Middle Schools and High Schools!

Source: ArtReach Children’s Theatre Plays

Alice in Wonderland is a beloved classic from every student’s childhood. The script, costumes, and set allow for a very creative and energetic play to take place. With digestible themes and a happy-go-lucky plot, this play is definitely a classic for a large cast of high schoolers.

Cast: 11–20 roles, large ensemble

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