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High school musicals to see in south central Pennsylvania in 2023

Many high schools in south central Pennsylvania are hard at work rehearsing their spring musicals. Here is a list of shows you can attend.

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Warm weather is approaching, which means local high school students are hard at work rehearsing their spring musicals. 

From animated originals like "Shrek" to Broadway classics like "42nd Street," there's sure to be a musical in the area that will get your ears grooving and feet moving.

Here is a list of performances students are putting on in south central Pennsylvania during spring 2023.

(If you don't see your school's musical on this list, send an email with the details to news@fox43.com):

Adams County

Bermudian Springs

Join the cast from Bermudian on a romp through Canaan and Egypt with their dazzling production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This entertaining interpretation of the Bible story will have you laughing and dancing! Performances are March 3 and 4 at 7 pm at March 5 at 2 pm

Cumberland County

Big Spring

Big Spring High School will put on performances of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" from March 2 to 5. Become a part of the Peanuts gang for a few hours as they play around, explore their friendships and put on a great show for all. Tickets can be purchased here.

Cedar Cliff

The students at Cedar Cliff High School will put you under their spell with a performance of "Beauty and the Beast." Shows will be on March 16, 17, 18 and 19.

Cedar Cliff Productions invites you to "Be Our Guest" and join the cast and crew for breakfast on March 4. Students will lead activities and offer special sneak peeks of the show. Diners can even take a behind the scenes tour with the production crew.

Tickets for both the character breakfast and performances can be purchased online.


Grab your umbrellas and fly away to Cherry Tree Lane with Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School’s Wildcat Productions for their performance of "Mary Poppins." Shows will be on March 2-5.

Those who see the musical on Saturday will have the chance to dine on a faculty- and student-made BBQ dinner in the decorated and themed cafeteria before the show. Dinner reservations can be made when guests purchase their tickets online.

Dauphin County

Central Dauphin

Central Dauphin High School is hard at work perfecting their show-within-a-show, "42nd Street." What ever will the leading lady do when she breaks her ankle on opening night? Find out on March 3 to 5; tickets can be purchased here. Students will also put on a special performance for senior citizens on March 2 at 4:30 p.m.

Dauphin County Technical School

Dauphin County Technical School is practicing their catty looks and cliquey walks in preparation for "Mean Girls: The High School Version." Based on the movie by Tina Fey, the on-stage production follows the story of Cady Heron and her move from Africa to Illinois—and the lessons she must learn to survive high school.

Performances will be on March 31, April 1 and April 2. Tickets can be purchased here. For those attending the 7 p.m. show on April 1, you will have the added option to attend a dinner theatre experience at 6 p.m. Students from the school's Culinary Program will cook and serve the meal. Tickets for this experience will be available as an add-on option when guests purchase their show tickets.


Halifax High School and students from all grades will explore the life of orphan "Annie" for their spring musical. Performance dates are April 14 through 16.

Franklin County


Chambersburg Area High School announced their production of "Godspell," a biblical retelling with a modern twist that set in present-day New York City. Students will put on one show on April 14 and and two on the 15; tickets will be available for purchase at the door. There will be no online ticket sales.


The Waynesboro Area Senior High School will present their all-school production, Roald Dahl's "Matilda the Musical," from March 10 to 12.

Buy your tickets online today to be immersed in the story of a girl who is learning how to navigate a world that sometimes coughs up uncaring adults but can also provide meaningful friendships.

Lancaster County


Join the students of Donegal High School as they retell a favorite bedtime story, "The Princess and the Pea" with "Once Upon a Mattress." Winnifred the Woebegone must put her best face forward to win over the heart of not only her prospective prince, but also his mother, the Queen. Will she be able to pass the Sensitivity Test?

We hope the auditorium seats are more comfortable than Princess Winnifred's mattress!

Tickets go up for sale online on Feb. 28. Interested attendees can also purchase tickets in person at the high school box office on March 2 and 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. or for an hour before each show, which run from March 10 to 12. Find more ticketing information here.


Ephrata High School is sweeping their chimney in preparation for "Cinderella." Those interested can catch performances of the show March 16 through 18.


Lancaster Mennonite will explore themes of family and forgiveness through the orphan "Annie" with performances Feb. 16 through 19. Tickets are available online here. Select the performance date and time you'd like to attend to purchase.

Manheim (Encore! Home School Productions)

Encore! Home School Productions presents "Shrek the Musical" as their spring 2023 production. Join Donkey and Shrek on their quest to "rescue" Princess Fiona March 31 through April 2 at at The Junction Center in Manheim.

Lebanon County


Annville-Cleona will take a trip down the yellow brick road with "The Wizard of Oz" this spring. Slip on your ruby red shoes and join Dorothy and Toto on a magical adventure March 16, 17 and 18.

Mifflin County


Mifflin County High School is taking a trek into the swamp with "Shrek the Musical." Guests can see the beloved animated film adapted for the stage, with rousing musical numbers and the characters we all know and love.

Performances will be on Feb. 10 through Feb. 12. Tickets can be purchased online here through Feb. 2, or in person from 3:15 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 6 to 8 in the school's commons. Those interested can also score a ticket in person one hour prior to each performance.

Perry County


Watch history in the making with Greenwood High School Theater's "Singin' in the Rain," a classic romantic comedy that explores the tribulations of adapting to advancing technology.

Shows are on March 31, April 1 and April 2. Tickets go on sale Feb. 17.


Get ready to rock! Newport School District takes on the music of "Queen" in "We Will Rock You – School Edition." In a world where live music is outlawed, two revolutionaries try to save rock 'n' roll.

Performances will be on March 9 through 11. Tickets can be purchased online here.

West Perry

West Perry High School will get their feet a-tapping with a production of "Footloose" from March 9 to 11. Check out their Facebook page for more information and updates.

York County

Central York

Central York High School will present Disney's "Newsies" on March 31 and April 1 at 7:30 p.m. or April 2 at 2 p.m. The musical follows a group of young newspaper delivery boys as they go on strike in New York City to protest new rules that threaten their livelihood. Purchase tickets online here or at the door.

Dallastown Area

Dallastown Area High School is rehearsing an adaptation of "Legally Blonde," a rousing comedy about a Fashion-Merchandising-major-turned-law-student (and, yes, she's blonde). The musical will run from April 13 to 16. Tickets go on sale March 6.


Dover Area High School will "Bop to the Top" in March with their production of "High School Musical." Tickets are available here for the shows from March 3 to 5.

Eastern York

Eastern York High School will turn pages and heads with Roald Dahl's "Matilda the Musical," a lyrical adaptation of his beloved children's story.

Students will take to the stage March 16 through 18. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Performing Arts Center's box office (check here to see when the box office is open) or at the door on the night of each show.


Northeastern High School is busy putting together their production of "Anything Goes." This musical comedy follows sailors on the S.S. American as they navigate society, love—oh, and the sea.

The show runs from Feb. 24 to 26. Tickets can be purchased here.

The cast will also host a Captain's Dinner before the show on Feb. 25. Student actors in character will mingle with guests as they enjoy a buffet-style dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tickets must be reserved by Feb. 15 and can be purchased here.

Northern York

Northern High School will rise to new heights with their production of "Fiddler on the Roof," a story that captures the essential human longings for love, community, success, freedom, family and meaning.

Those interested can catch the show onstage from March 3 to 5. Tickets can be purchased here.

Red Land

Red Land High School students will take to the stage in March to present "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," a musical that follows the biblical character Joseph as he is sold into slavery and discovers his power to interpret dreams.

Tickets for the shows from March 2 to 5 are on sale now and can be purchased here. The actors will also perform a free matinee for senior citizens on March 1 at 2:30 p.m.

Red Lion

Red Lion High School has chosen "The Sound of Music" for their spring musical. Show run from March 2 to 5 and tickets can be purchased here. Buy your ticket now to follow the story of a young governess as she tries to bring joy to a downtrodden family amid Nazi's rise to power.

Spring Grove

Spring Grove Area High School is tackling another classic: "Annie." Watch Annie's story come to life on stage as the orphan tries to find and reconnect with her birth parents.

In an effort to give back to the community, students will collect needed items for children in foster care at each of their February rehearsals and during the performances of each show, which will be March 3 to 5. New pajamas, socks, underwear, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants and yoga pants will be accepted, as well as cash donations.

Advance ticket sales begin Feb. 1 and end March 3 at noon. Tickets will also be available at the door for one hour before each performance.


Susquehannock High School will take an adventure in March with "James and the Giant Peach." Follow James as he tries to save the unlikely community living inside a giant peach on March 24 to 26.

West York

It's opposite day in York as West York Area High School transforms into East High School for their production of a Disney classic.

"High School Musical" will be on stage from Feb. 24 to 26. Join Troy and Gabriella as they navigate the woes of high school and their own identities. Tickets can be purchased here.

York Suburban

York Suburban High School will put the best of Dr. Seuss on display with their production of "Seussical The Musical." Performances will be on March 3 and 4, but for an extra dose of fun, the cast will also put on a character breakfast on Feb. 25. 

Tickets for the character breakfast can be reserved here, and tickets for the shows can be found online here.

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