Curtain call: three LISD high schools to begin musical productions this weekend

Productions include Broadway musicals "The Addams Family," "Little Shop of Horrors," and "Into the Woods"


It’s opening night for three Leander ISD high schools, with each drama program ready to put on their own musical production.

Theatre students from the likes of Leander, Glenn and Vandegrift High Schools are all hitting the stage for their productions of "The Addams Family," "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Into the Woods."

Each of the high school productions will go on to be considered by the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards. The awards are selected by a panel of arts professionals culminating in a Tony Awards-style ceremony to be held at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in April.

In about two weeks, both Vista Ridge and Rouse High Schools will begin their musical productions of “Spamalot” and “Shrek,” beginning Feb. 1.  

Check out this weekend’s productions:

“The Addams Family”

Leander High School - 3301 S. Bagdad Rd., Leander
Thursday, 1/18, 7 p.m., Friday, 1/19, 7 p.m., Saturday, 1/20, 7 p.m., Sunday, 1/21, 2 p.m.

Get your fingers ready to snap along to the Leander High School Fine Arts Department production of “The Addams Family” Broadway musical.

Based on the classic New Yorker cartoons by Charles Addams, the hit TV show, and the blockbuster films, “The Addams Family” should be a night of belly laughs, musical numbers and impressive special effects.

The cast and crew of of the show features more than 50 talented student performers.

Tickets: Adults $15, Students, faculty, and seniors $12

(512) 570-1000

“Little Shop of Horrors”

Glenn High School - 1320 Collaborative Way, Leander
Thursday, 1/18, 7 p.m., Friday, 1/19, 7 p.m. Saturday, 1/20, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Chock full of 1960s rock-n-roll, soul and doo-woop musical numbers, the Glenn High School theatre program’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors” promises to be a rollicking good time.

The famous “horror comedy rock musical” by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman is about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh.

Tickets: Adults $10, Students $8


“Into the Woods”

Vandegrift High School - 9500 McNeil Dr., Austin
Thursday, 1/18, 7 p.m., Friday, 1/19, 7 p.m., Saturday, 1/20, 7 p.m. and Sunday 1/21 2 p.m.

The Vandegrift High School theatre department’s performance of the 1987 Broadway Musical “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, will be a wild ride through some of the most famous Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

According to the program, the stories of Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and the newly invented Baker and His Wife are combined into a story of deceit, dreams fulfilled and broken, wishes, deception, magic and almost happily ever after.

The show is double casted, with the “Viper” cast performing Thursday and Saturday, and the “Vandy” cast performing Friday and Sunday.

Tickets: Adults $15, Students $10