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100 Years of Musicals and Plays at Springfield High School

Thousands of young performers have taken their bows standing on the historic stage in the Schnirring Auditoring at Springfield High School over the past 100 years. Decade after decade, the inspiring efforts of the directors, students, parents, community members have created some of the most memorable characters and experiences. Each year, new opportunities welcome an eager cast of exceptional performers who become part of this legacy.

YearPlayPlaybills & ArtifactsMusicalPlaybills & Artifacts
1920
1921

The Honeymoon

1922
1923
1924

The Tailor Made Man

1925
1926
1927
1928
1929

Student Opera

1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938

She Stoops to Conquer

1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951

The Perfect Idiot

You Can’t Take It with You

1952

Death Takes a Holiday

1953

Papa is All

Meet Me in St. Louis

1954
1955

Family Portrait (Jr. Class Play)

Directed by Charles Broughton

The Royal Family (Sr. Class Play)

Directed by Charles Broughton

1956

The Skin of Our Teeth

Arsenic and Old Lace

1957

Mother is a Freshman

1958

Gold in the Hills

The Dead Sister’s Secret

1959

Sight Unseen

1960
1961

Our Team

1962
1963

Our Town

1964

The Marriage Proposal

Riders to the Sea

Hope is the Thing with Feathers

1965

The Happy Journey to Camden and Trenton

No Count Boy

The Old Lady Shows Her Medals

1966

The Hitch-hiker

The Unsatisfactory Supper

Sorry Wrong Number

1967

The Man in the Bowler Hat

The Boor

Antic Spring

1968

The Mouse that Roared

You Can’t Take it with You

Rebel Without a Cause, Directed by Jim Andrews

Ten Nights in a Bar Room

1969
1970
1971

Twelve O’Clock Murder

Impromptu

The Ugly Duckling

1972

Harvey

1973

Cactus Flower

1974

Barefoot in the Park

1975

Come Blow Your Horn

1976

Don't Drink the Water

My Fair Lady

1977

Anything Goes

1978

Life with Father

Lil' Abner

Lil Abner 1978
Lil Abner Newspaper Clip
1979
1980

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic 1980
Captain Fantastic Newspaper Clip
1981

Hello Dolly

1982

Guys & Dolls

1983

Irene

1984
1985

Barnum

1986
1987
1988

Dracula

1989

7 Brides for 7 Brothers

1990

Bye Bye Birdie

1942
1991

Wizard of Oz

1992

Guys and Dolls

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1993

Music Man

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1994

Anything Goes

SHS_Anything Goes
1995

Bye Bye Birdie

SHS_Bye Bye Birdie
1996

Li’l Abner

SHS_Lil Abner
1997

The Mikado

SHS_Mikado
1998

Working

1999

The Crucible

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

2000

Get Smart

School House Rock Live

2001

And Then They Came for Me

Bye Bye Birdie

2002

Alice in Wonderland

Pirates of Penance

2003

The Crucible

Kiss Me Kate

2004

Much Ado About Nothing

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

2005

Arsenic and Old Lace

Guys and Dolls

2006

Music Man

2007

A Night of One Acts

How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying

2008

The Diary of Anne Frank

Tom Sawyer

2009

Flowers for Algernon

Oklahoma

2010

All Shook Up

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2011

The Wiz

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2012

Arseic and Old Lace

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Millie Playbill
2013

The Foreigner

Cats

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2014

The Importance of Being Earnest

Legally Blonde

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2015

A Streetcar Named Desire

Hair Spray

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2016

And Then There Were None

Beauty and the Beast

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2017
And then poster for facebook

Ragtime

Ragtime Playbill Cover
Ragtime Program
2017-2018

The PInk Panther Strikes Again

Pink Panther poster

Footloose: April 20-22, 2018

Footloose poster
Footloose ProgramFootloose Program
2018-2019

Ask Any Girl

Poster of play

Mamma Mia!

Poster of musical