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CCPS announces shows for spring 2024 season

There is no more waiting in the wings for the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) spring show season to start. CCPS high school plays are taking the stage this month with musicals, fandom favorites and a courtroom classic.

Thomas Stone High School steps to the mic first with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The musical comedy calls for audience participation as a group of quirky kids compete to be the spelling champ while divulging stories of their home lives. Tickets are $5 for children and students, and $10 for adults. Tickets are available for cash at the door. Thomas Stone is at 3785 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf.

McDonough will stage three shows this spring. The first is the time traveling classic, “A Wrinkle in Time,” March 15 through 17. The teen version of “She Kills Monsters,” a journey through fandom and friendship, will be staged April 18 through 21, and the courtroom drama “12 Angry Jurors” is set for the stage May 2 and 3. For more information and tickets, visit

“The Lightening Thief — The Percy Jackson Musical,” will electrify the stage at North Point High School 7 p.m., April 4 and 5, and at 1 and 7 p.m. on April 6. For more information and tickets, visit

You’re gonna love “Dreamgirls,” a tale of a girl group gone global, when it debuts at Westlake High School in April. Shows will be 7 p.m. April 11 through 13, and 2:30 p.m. on April 14. For more information, go to

Cut loose at St. Charles High School when “Footloose the Musical,” takes the stage April 26 through 28. Shows are at 7 p.m. on April 26 and 27 with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 28. Tickets for adults are $10 and $8 for students. Tickets are available at

There’s a switcharoo at Henry E. Lackey High School April 25 through 27 when Disney’s “Freaky Friday the Musical” takes the stage. Shows are 6:30 p.m. each night.

Can you hear the people sing? You will in April at La Plata High School when the school edition of “Les Misérables” storms the stage. Shows are 6:30 p.m. April 25 through 27, and 2:30 p.m., April 28.

If you go:

  • “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” — 6:30 p.m., March 14-16, Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf.
  • “A Wrinkle in Time,” — March 15-17, Maurice J. McDonough High School, 7165 Marshall Corner Road, Pomfret. For tickets, go to
  • “The Lightening Thief — The Percy Jackson Musical,” — 7 p.m., April 4 and 5, and 1 p.m. April 6, North Point High School, 2500 Davis Road, Waldorf. For tickets, go to
  • “Dreamgirls,” — 7 p.m., April 11-13, and 2:30 p.m., April 14, Westlake High School, 3300 Middletown Road, Waldorf. Show is rated PG-13. Go to
  • “She Kills Monsters — Teen Edition,” April 18-21, Maurice J. McDonough High School, 7165 Marshall Corner Road, Pomfret. For tickets, go to
  • “Disney’s Freaky Friday — The Musical,” 6:30 p.m., April 25-27, Henry E. Lackey High School, 3000 Chicamuxen Road, Indian Head.
  • “Les Misérables — School Edition,” 6:30 p.m., April 25-27, and 2:30 p.m., April 28, La Plata High School, 6035 Radio Station Road, La Plata.
  • “Footloose — The Musical,” 7 p.m., April 26 and 27, and 2 p.m., April 28, St. Charles High School, 5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf. The show is rated PG-13. For tickets, go to
  • “12 Angry Jurors,” May 2-3, Maurice J. McDonough High School, 7165 Marshall Corner Road, Pomfret. For tickets, go to

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,765 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 38 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).