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Finding Plays that will inspire your Middle and High School students

Are you trying to find a show that will get your kids excited? Why not tap into TV shows for inspiration? This television season is giving us everything from fractured fairy tales (Once Upon a Time, Grimm), to Sherlock Holmes (Elementary) to other modern adaptations of classics (Sleepy Hollow, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland). Of course, we can't forget the superhero genre (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and the supernatural (Vampire Diaries, Supernatural). Luckily, we have plenty of plays to match all these genres, including the half-dozen top-sellers featured below.

To find other shows in various genres, try searching keywords such as "vampire," "superhero" or "fractured fairy tale" on our website.

It's a Musical! Adventures of a Comic Book ArtistAdventures of a Comic Book Artist

Everyone loves comic book superheroes, so both cast and audience will love this action-packed spoof of the comic book genre complete with hysterical singing superheroes and dancing villains.

The Secret Case of Sherlock HolmesThe Secret Case of Sherlock Holmes

Upstart detectives Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are hired by a young H.G. Wells and soon find themselves in the 21st century in this clever and funny mystery!

Not-So-Grimm TalesNot-So-Grimm Tales

A working mother creates modern and empowering adaptations of Grimm’s classics to tell her daughter, who has picked up some not-so-great lessons from the original fairy tales.

It's a Musical!BesBest of Both Worldst of Both Worlds

The best — and worst!  — of both worlds meet when fantasy meets the harsh reality of school in this toe-tapping, pop musical adventure!

Zombeo and JulietZombeo and Juliet

Finally, a version of Romeo and Juliet where your audience won’t know the ending! Older teens will adore the dark humor that turns age-old tragedy into this clever modern comedy.

Sleepy HollowIt's a Musical!Sleepy Hollow

Adapted from Washington Irving's classic ghost story, here is a spooky show alive with hilarious action, fun, and toe-tapping songs.

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