14 of Our Favorite Musicals for Middle School

Are you searching for a musical that’s perfect for your middle school students? And something that they will get excited about too? If so, you’re probably looking for something that will feature your talent, fit the budget, and all while entertaining your audience. Here’s a list of some of the best musicals for middle school productions, sorted alphabetically.


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Cast Size: 11+

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

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Bugsy Malone

Cast Size: 30+

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1976)

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Camp Rock

Cast Size: 20+

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

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Captain Louie

Cast Size: 10+

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

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Dear Edwina

Cast Size: 8

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

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Goosebumps

Cast Size: 10+

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)

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Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Cast Size: 4

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

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School of Rock

Cast Size: 26+

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

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Seussical 

Cast Size: 13+

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

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Spookley The Square Pumpkin

Cast Size: 10

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

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The Big One-Oh!

Cast Size: 9

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

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The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever

Cast Size: 25+

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

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The Three Little Pigs

Cast Size: 5

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Cast Size: 6

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1967)

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Want to add to our list of best musicals for middle school?

Or have you ever put on any of the above musicals for middle school? Feel free to tell us all about it in the comments below! And if you like these types of lists, check out the musical database. That’s where you’ll find musicals sorted by composer, theme, setting, and more!


Stacy Karyn, author of Musicals for Middle School.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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