NPR crunched the data from “Dramatics" — a monthly magazine for theater students and teachers. It's been publishing an annual ranking of the most popular high school plays and musicals since 1938. Full story:
  1. Bye Bye Birdie
    Trivia: Bye Bye Birdie, with its Elvis jokes and teen leads, leapt into the top 15 as soon as it closed on Broadway. It never left.
  2. Oklahoma!
  3. Guys and Dolls
  4. The Music Man
  5. Once Upon a Mattress
  6. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown