All seven Charles County Public high schools have their shows scheduled for this Spring.  Our family is a bunch of theater nerd, fun fact…my husband and I met through The Port Tobacco Players Theater over 17 years ago. I also met my lead craft editor Heather through PTP as well. Her husband is a theater teacher at St. Charles High School. As you can guess we are extremely excited about the hard work these students have put into the productions. It’s a great line up and sure to be entertaining.  Come out to enjoy a show and support youth in the arts.

The first show to open this spring is St. Charles High Schools production of Once on This Island. Let start the spring musical season off with lots of support to the students who have worked so hard. Details to win tickets to Once on This Island at the bottom of the article.


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Friday March 9th @ 7 pm
Saturday March 10th @ 2 pm
Saturday March 10th @ 7 pm
Sunday March 11th @ 2 pm

“Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, the stakes being Ti Moune’s life. When she pursues Daniel, who has returned to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status.” Is love enough to bring the two together or will their divided cultures keep them apart?

Tickets: General Admission $8/ $5 for students, senior citizens and military members.

Details: event link


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Beauty and the Beast

Thursday March 22nd @ 7 pm
Friday March 23rd @ 7 pm
Saturday March 23rd @ 7 pm

“The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.”

Tickets: All ticketes $5

Details: event link


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High School Musical

April 12-15

Troy Bolton, the star athlete at a small-town high school, falls for nerdy beauty Gabriella Montez at a holiday karaoke party. When they return to campus, Troy and Gabriella audition for the upcoming school musical. Meanwhile, the jealous Sharpay Evans conspires to squelch their chances. The two must struggle to make it to auditions while also meeting their existing obligations to the basketball team and the academic decathlon.

Tickets: Adults $10/ Students $8/Thespians and children under age 5 $7

Details: Ticket Link


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The Addams Family

The Addams Family is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. Although numerous film and television adaptations of Addams’ cartoons exist, the musical is the first stage show based on the characters.

Thursday April 19th @ 7 pm
Friday April 20th @ 7 pm
Saturday April 21st @ 1 pm & 7 pm

Tickets: Adults $10/ Students $5



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The Pajama Game

The boss of an Iowa pajama factory hires superintendent Sid Sorokin to help oppose the workers’ demand for a seven-and-a-half-cent raise. Sid’s handsome, affable presence stirs the jealousy of foreman Vernon Hines, who is dating bookkeeper Gladys Hotchkiss and attracts worker “Babe” Williams, a strong advocate for the pay increase. Despite liking Babe, Sid resists the workers’ sabotage attempt and must decide whether to fire activist Babe.

April 19-21, 2018

Tickets: Adults $8/ Students $7/Thespians $6

Details: Lackey Performing Arts Link


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Sister Act

Thursday April 26th @ 7 pm
Friday April 27th @ 7 pm
Saturday April 28th @ 7 pm

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

Tickets: Adults $8/ Students $6

Details: event link



The Little Mermaid

May 3-5, 2018

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”
Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

Tickets: Adults $10/ Students $5


  • Teachers with a badge get FREE admission. This is for employees only. DOES NOT include family members of employees.
  • Many of these shows are family friendly. Keep in mind that every child is different, I recommend bringing children who have a developed attention span. Fall shows typically don’t have music and last about an hour and a half in length.
  • Be prepared that if you see the last performance of the show there will be time spent at the end of the play to show appreciation to the director and production staff. This means after bows you might stay extra time to hear a speech or see flowers/gifts given out.


  • One lucky fan will win four tickets to see St. Charles High Schools musical Once on This Island.
  • Giveaway closes on March 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM
  • To enter LIKE and COMMENT on the post. Comment or share a GIF on your favorite musical.
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  • MUST be a Playful Parent fan to win.
  • Giveaway not Facebook affliated.