April and May Plays & Musicals Featuring Erie Kids

Six shows featuring local kids coming up!

February 28, 2024

Wow! I asked on Facebook about local school productions expecting to hear about just a handful... but ended up with so many more! Both my kids are involved in theater at their school, so I know firsthand how hard kids work on these shows. That's why, even if you don't have a child taking part, I urge you to pick one of these to attend to support our local students. Plus, if you have little ones, attending a school show is a great way to introduce them to theater.

I also want to give a huge shoutout to the adults behind the scenes on these shows. It's long hours and a LOT of kids to wrangle. Whether a teacher working extra hours or a volunteer making costumes ... a giant and heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you for giving our kids such amazing opportunities.❤️

Here is a list of upcoming plays and musicals at Erie area schools, plus performances featuring Erie kids at local theater schools and the Erie Playhouse. If you know of a show we've missed, please email me details at and I'll add it to the list! 

School performances are listed by show date. Click on the links for more information, including online ticket purchasing, if available.

Hairspray at Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy
April 11, 12 and 13
Tickets: $7

Annie at Girard High School
April 11, 12 and 13
Tickets: $5 Adults and students; $4 Seniors

Mary Poppins at Erie Day School
April 12 and 13
 Tickets: $15 for Adults, $10 Students under 12. 

 Seussical at Union City Area High School
April 26, 27 and 28
Ticket info not listed

 Seussical at Mercyhurst Prep
April 25, 26, 27 and 28
Tickets: $10 Adult, $7 Seniors, $5 Students

Little Mermaid at McDowell
May 2, 3, 4 and 5
Tickets: $15

Good luck to all students involved in these performances. Break a leg!

Past shows:

The Little Mermaid Jr. at Parker Middle School
Feb. 29, March 1 & 2
 $5 students, $10 adults

High School Musical at Harbor Creek High School
March 1, 2 and 3
$10 presale, $15 at the door.

Finding Nemo Jr. at Westlake Middle School 
March 8, 9 and 10
Ticketing info not yet available.

The Epic Quest of the Damsels in Distress at Northwestern High School
March 8, 9 and 10
$4 seniors and students, $5 adults. Kids 4 and under free.

Beauty and the Beast at J.S. Wilson Middle School
March 15, 16 and 17
Tickets: $8

Magic Treehouse: Pirates Past Noon at McDowell
March 16 
Date change! Now: March 18
Tickets: $10

 Drowsy Chaperone at Seneca High School
March 22 & 23
Tickets: $7 students, $8 seniors, $9 adults

Wizard of Oz at Walnut Creek
March 22, 23 and 24
Ticketing info not yet available.

Beauty and the Beast at Fairview Middle School
March 22, 23 and 24
Tickets: $5 children 3 and up, $10 adults

General McLane's 42nd Annual Broadway Dinner at McLane Church
March 22, 23 and 24
Tickets: $20 bleacher seats, $50 dinner theater seats

Other spring shows featuring Erie kids:

Lyle the Crocodile at Erie Playhouse
March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10
Tickets: $15

 'A Seussical Day, Indeed!' With Footlights Performing Arts Center
March 2

Peter Pan Jr. From Corella Productions at Cathedral Prep
March 22, 23 and 24
$15 students, $20 adults