Apparently Oklahoma came close in the decision process last year ... as did Wizard of Oz and Oliver!
My friend suggested Anything Goes the other day and at the moment it sounds fun. Dance is a big thing in our school musicals as well, and to have a lead that must dance gives me more of an opportunity
I thought Once Upon a Mattress was more of a childrens musical? Is it?
We definately have a main girl who could play the main in Annie Get Your Gun but the shows we choose have to be pretty even in terms of mains as it is a collabaration between two schools (a male and female school of course), so fairness plays a HUGE part!
There are some people who want to do Guys and Dolls and are trying to persuade the teachers before they make their decision.
I will probably not be able to post the musical we are doing as auditions have been moved backwards so a decision does not need to be made until nearly October/November now but I will try to!
I personally like the sound of Anything Goes, a large chorus that appears a lot, with no particular need for accents (is that true? as it is a cruise) but my favourite musicals that our school could do are The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast (except 4 other schools in our area did it this year)!