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Educational Theater Theatre Association compiled this list from a survey
of 925 schools this year:
Top ten musicals
1. Little Shop of Horrors
2. Seussical, the Musical
3. Thoroughly Modern Millie
4. Disney's Beauty and the Beast
5. High School Musical
6. Grease
7. Fiddler on the Roof
8. (tie) Bye Bye Birdie
8. (tie) Oklahoma!
10. (tie) Anything Goes
10. (tie) Guys and Dolls 
Top ten full-length plays
1. (tie) Arsenic and Old Lace
1. (tie) A Midsummer Night's Dream
3. (tie) The Importance of Being Earnest
3. (tie) The Odd Couple
5. You Can't Take It with You
6. (tie) The Diary of Anne Frank
6. (tie) Our Town
8. The Curious Savage
9. Noises Off
10. Fools 
Top ten short plays
1. Check, Please, by Jonathan Rand
2. Check, Please: Take 2, by Jonathan Rand
3. The Actor's Nightmare, by Christopher Durang
4. Sure Thing, by David Ives
5. This Is a Test, by Stephen Gregg
6. (tie) 15 Reasons Not to Be in a Play, by Alan Haehnel
6. (tie) Hard Candy, by Jonathan Rand
8. (tie) Cut, by Ed Monk
8. (tie) The Least Offensive Play in the Whole Darn World, by Jonathan
10. (tie) Bang, Bang, You're Dead, by William Mastrosimone
10. (tie) I Never Saw Another Butterfly, by Celeste Raspant

American Creativity and the Arts:  A work in progress
The genesis of creativity, the repurposing of creativity

Wizard of Oz:
Starts as book, becomes plays, movies, derivative works and reimaginings
(The Wiz, Wicked)

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (also derivative work) becomes West Side

Amazing Grace—changes over years, various versions

How creativity responds to popular culture—jazz age, surf music and
movies, the West portrayed in music, dance, movies, plays, dime
novels—shows how each generation puts their own creative spin on
great themes

Give kids digital items to make their own creations (your version of the
Wizard of Oz or Amazing Grace)

Band music—part of a tradition, at one point these songs were top
Choral music 

Create virtual worlds—plays, etc.
Mash-ups of digital LC items

Events: master classes, concerts, symposia, record those and put them
online, build from that.  Make podcasts; have professionals talk about
the creative process, bring in students as audiences, see what they
respond to—this kind of research would give us data about what to put on
the web site

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