2020 - Mama Mia! 2019 - The Addams Family 2018 - Godspell (2012 Revised Version) 2017 - Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella 2016 - Grease 2015 - How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying 2014 - Disney's High School Musical 2013 - 13: The Musical 2012 - Grease 2011 - Back To the 80s 2010 - Guys and Dolls 2009 - Smokey Joe's Cafe 2008 - Crazy For You 2007 - Grease 2006 - Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? 2005 - Bye Bye Birdie 2004 - School House Rock Live! 2003 - Annie 2002 - Little Shop of Horrors 2001 - Grease 2000 - Guys and Dolls 1999 - Bye Bye Birdie 1998 - Annie 1997 - Godspell (Original) 1996 - Crazy For You 1995 - Wizard of Oz 1994 - Little Shop of Horrors 1993 - Lil' Abner 1992 - Bye Bye Birdie 1991 - Guys and Dolls 1990 - Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? 1989 - Grease (Fall 1988) / Godspell (Original; Spring 1989) 1988 - South Pacific 1987 - Runaways 1986 - Jesus Christ Superstar
Trenton HS Musical Theater Facts:
Trenton HS produced many other musicals and operettas prior to 1986 dating back to the 1960s including The Sound of Music, HMS Pinafore, Flower Drum Song, Oklahoma, Funny Girl, The Fantasticks, and many others.
Directors have included Cheyla Wagner (2020), Mike Kurilko (Director 2005-2019/Vocal and Pit Orchestra Director 1987-present), Denise Paczewitz (2002-2004), Phillip Carr (1991-2001), Maria Panozzo-Preston (1988), Julia Strimer/Salisbury (1982-1987,1989-90), and Jim Schram (1970s-1981)
"Grease" is performed often as a tradition of the department due to demand of the community, students, and alumni! Being very popular at the box office, THS "Grease" ticket sales have purchased 15 headset mic systems, the black scrim curtain used in every production, many auditorium lights including all lighting for the pit, and funded the construction of several large reusable set pieces used by all plays.
Andrew Fitch, THS musical actor 1986-89/THS Band drum major 1988-89, has appeared on Broadway in "Spamalot", "Waitress", "Chicago", "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas", and was a member of the Tony Award winning cast of "Pippin". He was also a member of national touring companies of "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Billy Elliott" among others.
Ramon Wodkowski, THS pit orchestra 1991-93, was a pit orchestra clarinetist for "Les Miserables" in London's West End Queen's Theatre.
Recent THS musical theater alumni have continued acting study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC and Los Angeles, University of Cincinnati, Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater, Oklahoma City College, and at many other state, regional, and national universities and theater companies.