Past Summer Youth Musicals

These events have been performed under different names: Folk Festivals from 1948 to 1955, Youth Festivals from 1956 to 1961, either Folk Festivals or Youth Festivals from 1962 to 1981, and finally Summer Youth Musicals since 1982. In 1951, the entire program for the night was titled “South Specific,” which consisted of the dinner followed by the musical “Show Boat.” There were no musicals in 1983 and 1984 while two musicals were performed in 1953, 1957, and 1976.

1948 [Title Unknown] 1949 [Title Unknown]
1950 [Title Unknown] 1951 South Specific (Show Boat)
1952 5th Annual Family Folk Festival 1953 A Saga of American Life; At the Queen’s
Court
1954 [Title Unknown] 1955 English Country Fair
1956 Recollections of Pioneer Days 1957 Papa Was a Preacher; Scrapbook of Festivals
1958 Festival of Holidays 1959 It’s a Big Wide World
1960 Land of Cotton 1961 Grande Hotel
1962 The Wizard of Oz 1963 A Salute to Rodgers & Hammerstein
1964 Calamity Jane 1965 Li’l Abner
1966 Wildcat 1967 Peter Pan
1968 Mirt’s a’Comin’ 1969 Do It Right
1970 It’s Happening Now 1971 South Pacific
1972 You’ve Got a Friend 1973 The Music Man
1974 Anything Goes 1975 Guys & Dolls
1976 Dracula; No, No, a Million Times No 1977 Summer Serendipity
1978 The Wizard of Oz 1979 Cheaper by the Dozen
1980 Bye-Bye Birdie 1981 Li’l Abner
1982 Paint Your Wagon 1983 [no musical]
1984 [no musical] 1985 Godspell
1986 Snoopy the Musical 1987 South Pacific
1988 How to Succeed in Business without Really
Trying
1989 The Sound of Music
1990 Oklahoma! 1991 Cotton Patch Gospel
1992 Bye-Bye Birdie 1993 West Side Story
1994 Fiddler on the Roof 1995 Carousel
1996 Guy & Dolls 1997 Li’l Abner
1998 Brigadoon 1999 Cinderella
2000 The Sound of Music 2001 You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
2002 Hello, Dolly! 2003 Li’l Abner
2004 Godspell 2005 West Side Story
2006 Good News 2007 Oklahoma!
2008 The Music Man 2009 Bye, Bye Birdie
2010 Meet Me In St. Louis 2011 Beauty and the Beast
2012 The Wizard of Oz 2013 Seussical the Musical, Jr.
2014 Back to the 80s 2015 You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown