Sometimes the Educational Theatre Association‘s (EdTA) annual play survey results help a troupe choose which shows they’ll perform. Of course, that decision is based on a lot of other factors, too. For example, the number of students involved on stage, and off, is a big factor to consider.

If you’re unfamiliar with EdTA, it is the parent company that began the International Thespian Society way back in 1929! And the play survey is now in its 84th year. (Here’s where you can find even more detail about the play survey results over the years.)

However, without further ado, here are the 2022 Play Survey Results.

Most-Produced Full-Length Musicals

1. Mamma Mia! – by Catherine Johnson, Benny Andersson, and Björn Ulvaeus (Music Theatre International)
2. All Together Now! – by various composers (Music Theatre International)
3. The Addams Family – by Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman, and Rick Elice (TRW)
4. The SpongeBob Musical – by Kyle Jarrow, Tina Landau, and various composers (Concord Theatricals)
5. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Linda Woolverton (Music Theatre International)
6. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – by Charles M. Schulz, Clark Gesner, Michael Mayer, and Andrew Lippa (Concord Theatricals)
7. Little Shop of Horrors – by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman (Music Theatre International)
8. Into the Woods – by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine (Music Theatre International)
9. (tie) Disney’s The Little Mermaid – by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater, and Doug Wright (Music Theatre International)
9. (tie) Disney’s Newsies – by Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, and Harvey Fierstein (Music Theatre International)

Most-Produced Short Musicals (NEW CATEGORY)

1. Disney’s Frozen JR. – by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, and Jennifer Lee (Music Theatre International)
2. Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musical JR. – by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin (Music Theatre International)
3. Disney’s The Lion King JR. – by Elton John, Tim Rice, Will Van Dyke, Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Roger Allers, and Irene Mecchi (Music Theatre International)
4. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. – by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Linda Woolverton (Music Theatre International)
5. (tie) Annie JR. – by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, and Thomas Meehan (Music Theatre International)
5. (tie) Disney’s High School Musical JR. – by David Simpatico and various composers (Music Theatre International)
5. (tie) Disney’s Moana JR. – by Opetaia Foa‘i, Mark Mancina, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Susan Soon He Stanton (Music Theatre International)
8. Into the Woods JR. – by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine (Music Theatre International)
9. Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. – by Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater, Alan Menken, and Doug Wright (Music Theatre International)
10. Seussical JR. – by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Eric Idle (Music Theatre International)

Most-Produced Plays 

1. Clue – by Sandy Rustin, Hunter Foster, and Eric Price (Broadway Licensing)
2. Puffs – by Matt Cox (Concord Theatricals)
3. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – by William Shakespeare (public domain)
4. Almost, Maine – by John Cariani (Broadway Licensing)
5. She Kills Monsters – by Qui Nguyen (Concord Theatricals)
6. 12 Angry Jurors – by Reginald Rose (Dramatic Publishing)
7. Alice in Wonderland – by Lewis Carroll (various licensing companies)
8. Radium Girls – by D.W. Gregory (Dramatic Publishing)
9. Peter and the Starcatcher – by Rick Elice and Wayne Barker (Music Theatre International)
10. Our Town – by Thornton Wilder (Concord Theatricals)

Most-Produced Short Plays 

1. Check Please – by Jonathan Rand (Broadway Licensing)
2. 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse – by Don Zolidis (Broadway Licensing)
3. The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (One-Act) – by Don Zolidis (Broadway Licensing)
4. (tie) 13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview – by Ian McWethy (Broadway Licensing)
4. (tie) Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit – by Jonathan Rand (Broadway Licensing)
6. Bad Auditions by Bad Actors – by Ian McWethy (Broadway Licensing)
7. (tie) Cut – by Ed Monk (Broadway Licensing)
7. (tie) Our Place – by Terry Wayne Gabbard (Dramatic Publishing)
7. (tie) Oz – by Don Zolidis (Broadway Licensing)
7. (tie) This Is a Test – by Stephen Gregg (Dramatic Publishing) 

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