NPR crunched the data from “Dramatics," a magazine for theater students and teachers. The popularity of a production (especially musicals) seems to depend on licensing. High schools can't produce a show until it's run its course on Broadway and in regional theaters. Full story:
  1. You Can't Take It With You
    It has been one of the 10 most-produced school plays every year since amateur rights came available in 1939.
  2. Our Town
    It was designed for an empty stage with no scenery. It has only missed being a top-ten show in five years across the decades.
  3. Arsenic and Old Lace
  4. The Curious Savage
  5. A Midsummer Night's Dream
  6. The Miracle Worker