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High school talents take center stage on this blog written by students, about students and for you, the local theater enthusiast.

Are your feet itching for a combination from "Footloose"? Craving a tune from "Fiddler on the Roof"? Need to satisfy that "Romeo and Juliet" hankering? Check out what The Cappies have to say about the high school plays in your area.

The Cappies "Critics and Awards Program" teaches theater and journalism students to develop a critical eye in the performing arts. Students attend shows at other schools, write reviews and can get published in local newspapers -- and, now, on washingtonpost.com.

Below is a list of the shows -- and reviews -- coming to a school and blog near you:

10/25 - Osbourn High School, "Steel Magnolias"

10/25 - Winston Churchill High School, "Rent: School Edition"

11/1 - Wakefield School, "Arsenic and Old Lace"

11/1 - St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, "To Kill a Mockingbird"

11/7 - Oakton High School, "The Foreigner"

11/7 - South County Secondary, "The Laramie Project"

11/8 - Washington-Lee High School, "The Trojan Woman"

11/8 - W.T. Woodson, "Footloose"

11/14 - Robert E. Lee High School, "Pippin"

11/14 - Bishop Ireton High School, "Romeo and Juliet"

11/15 - Edison High School, "Fiddler On the Roof"

11/15 - Yorktown High School, "The Imaginary Invalid" (One Act version)

11/15 - Stone Bridge High School, "You Can't Take It With You"

11/16 - Herndon High School, "The Sound of Music"

11/16 - Westfield High School, "A Doll House"

11/20 - George Mason High School, "Brigadoon"

11/20 - Walt Whitman High School, "Damn Yankees"

11/21 - Mount Vernon High School, "Arsenic and Old Lace"

11/21 - Langley High School, "Noises Off"

11/21 - Woodrow Wilson Senior High School, "Ragtime"

11/22 - James Madison High School, "Noises Off"

11/22 - McLean High School, "Romeo and Juliet"

11/22 - Paul VI Catholic High School, "Damn Yankees"

12/13 - Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, "Oklahoma"

By Washington Post Editors  |  October 28, 2008; 11:44 AM ET
 
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