Woodbury’s Fall 2013 High School Musical Roundup

Local high schools take the stage for a triad of entertaining fall musicals.
Naomi Ridley, Luke Syrstad and Katherine Spicuzza star in East Ridge High School's production of Aida.

Aida, East Ridge High School

November 8-10, 15-17  With music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, Aida is more than just a love triangle musical. The Egyptian drama pits young love against staying loyal to Pharaoh: a choice of life or death. Based on Giuseppe Verdi’s opera of the same name, Aida ran for 1,852 performances from 2000-2004, and now East Ridge brings the decade-old musical to the Loft Stage. $8 students, $10 adults, save $1 if purchased in advance. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday (6 p.m. on November 8 only); 3 p.m. Sunday. 4200 Pioneer Drive; 651.768.2334; theloftstage.org

Guys and Dolls, Woodbury High School

November 1-3, 7-9  Set in the middle of New York City’s gambler and gangster scene, the original Guys and Dolls introduced hit songs like “Luck be A Lady” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat”. Audience members can expect these and other favorites from Woodbury High’s production, which premieres Nov. 1 in the school auditorium. $8 students, $10 adults.7 p.m., November 1, 2, 7, 8, 9; 2 p.m., November 3. 2665 Woodlane Drive; 651.768.4400; whsspeechtheatre.com

Fiddler on the Roof, New Life Academy

November 7–9, 14–17   Since Fiddler on the Roof was the first Broadway musical to surpass 3,000 performances, it’s no wonder it continues to be produced by theatre companies of all shapes and sizes. Catch New Life’s rendition, performed in gym A. $7 students, $12, adults. 7 p.m., November 7, 8, 9, 15, 16; 2 p.m., November 17.  6758 Bailey Road; 651.459.4121; newlifeacademy.org