About The Show

The High School Musical is the second CVTheatre production of the year, showcasing the acting, singing and dancing talents of CVTheatre students in popular broadway musicals. Performers work with professional musicians and voice coaches to improve their acting and vocal skills, while dancers work with CVTheatre dance instructors. A large component of the high school musical are set design, building and decoration. The High School Musical works with a local interior design company Giffin Interiors, who design interiors for large corporations like UPMC and PNC, to educate students on set design and construction. The High School Musical also provides ample exposure to the many technical aspects of the theatre, including special effects, sound and lighting design.

History

The first CVTheatre musical was Bye Bye Birdie in 1967, directed by Mr. Earl Mincemoyer and put on by the students of the "Chartiers Valley Senior High School." Since the formation of the Chartiers Valley Department for Fine and Performing Arts in 1973/1974 by Renee Ann Keil, all of the musicals have been performed under its authority.

In 2017, CVTheatre alumni Austin Pilz started the initiative to archive a complete history of all CVTheatre productions. Below you'll find all of the recorded high school musical productions we were able to find historical information for. Special thank you to Renee Keil and Kim Giffin for the majority of these production programs, recordings and information. If you have information about a high school musical listed or not listed below, please contact us!

Production Information

Title: Legally Blonde

Year: 2018

Season: 2017-2018

Directed by: Kim Giffin

Originally Performed: 03/07/18 - 03/10/18

Tickets: Online Tickets

Production Program: Unavailable.

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: Sweeney Tood

Year: 2017

Season: 2016-2017

Directed by: Kim Giffin

Originally Performed: 03/08/17 - 03/11/17

Tickets: Online Tickets

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Notes: Nominated for 3 Gene Kelly Awards

Production Information

Title: Les Miserables

Year: 2016

Season: 2015-2016

Directed by: Kim Giffin

Originally Performed: 03/02/16 - 03/05/16

Tickets: Online Tickets

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Notes: Won 4 Gene Kelly Awards, nominated for 10

Production Information

Title: Beauty and the Beast

Year: 2015

Season: 2014-2015

Directed by: Kim Giffin

Originally Performed: 03/04/15 - 03/07/15

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Notes: Nominated for 1 Gene Kelly Award

Other CVTheatre Performances: 2005

Production Information

Title: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Year: 2014

Season: 2013-2014

Directed by: Kim Giffin

Originally Performed: 03/05/14 - 03/08/14

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Production Information

Title: 9to5

Year: 2013

Season: 2012-2013

Directed by: Kim Giffin

Originally Performed: 03/09/13 - 03/06/13

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Production Information

Title: The Wiz

Year: 2012

Season: 2011-2012

Directed by: Kim Giffin

Originally Performed: 03/07/12 - 03/10/12

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Other CVTheatre Performances: 2001, 1986

Production Information

Title: Footloose

Year: 2011

Season: 2010-2011

Directed by: Kim Giffin

Originally Performed: 03/09/11 - 03/12/11

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Notes: Won 2 Gene Kelly Awards, nominated for 4

Other CVTheatre Performances: 2002

Production Information

Title: Suessical

Year: 2010

Season: 2009-2010

Directed by: Kim Giffin

Originally Performed: 03/10/10 - 03/13/10

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Notes: Nominated for 4 Gene Kelly Awards

Production Information

Title: The Wedding Singer

Year: 2009

Season: 2008-2009

Directed by: Kim Giffin

Originally Performed: 03/11/09 - 03/13/09

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Notes: Won 2 Gene Kelly Awards, nominated for 7

Production Information

Title: All Shook Up

Year: 2008

Season: 2007-2008

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 03/12/08 - 03/15/08

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Production Information

Title: Sweet Charity

Year: 2007

Season: 2006-2007

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 03/07/07 - 03/10/07

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Other CVTheatre Performances: 1979

Production Information

Title: Damn Yankees

Year: 2006

Season: 2005-2006

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 03/08/06 - 03/11/06

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Other CVTheatre Performances: 1998

Production Information

Title: Beauty and the Beast

Year: 2005

Season: 2004-2005

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 03/09/05 - 03/12/05

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Other CVTheatre Performances: 2015

Production Information

Title: Pippin

Year: 2004

Season: 2003-2004

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 03/10/04 - 03/13/04

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Other CVTheatre Performances: 1997

Production Information

Title: West Side Story

Year: 2003

Season: 2002-2003

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 03/13/03 - 03/15/03

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Other CVTheatre Performances: 1975

Production Information

Title: Footloose

Year: 2002

Season: 2001-2002

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 03/07/02 - 03/09/02

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Other CVTheatre Performances: 2011

Production Information

Title: The Wiz

Year: 2001

Season: 2000-2001

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: Dates unknown.

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Other CVTheatre Performances: 2012, 1986

Production Information

Title: Fame

Year: 2000

Season: 1999-2000

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 03/24/00 - 03/26/00

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Production Information

Title: Godspell

Year: 1999

Season: 1998-1999

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 03/05/99 - 03/06/99

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Other CVTheatre Performances: 1977

Production Information

Title: Damn Yankees

Year: 1998

Season: 1997-1998

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 03/05/98 - 03/07/98

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Other CVTheatre Performances: 2006

Production Information

Title: Pippin

Year: 1997

Season: 1996-1997

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 04/03/97 - 04/05/97

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Other CVTheatre Performances: 2004

Production Information

Title: Chicago

Year: 1991

Season: 1990-1991

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 03/21/91 - 03/23/91

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Notes: Directed and Choreographed by Renee Ann Keil. Musical Direction by C Thomas Keil Jr. Vocal Direction by Richard Choura.

Production Information

Title: 42nd Street

Year: 1990

Season: 1989-1990

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: Dates unknown.

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Notes: Directed and Choreographed by Renee Ann Keil. Musical Direction by C Thomas Keil Jr. Vocal Direction by Richard Choura.

Production Information

Title: Little Shop of Horrors

Year: 1989

Season: 1988-1989

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: Dates unknown.

Production Program: Unavailable.

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Notes: Directed by Larry G. Wineland

Production Information

Title: Bye Bye Birdie | Production licensed from TAMS-WITMARK Music Library, Inc.

Year: 1988

Season: 1987-1988

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: Dates unknown.

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Notes: Directed and Choreographed by Renee Ann Keil. Musical Direction by C Thomas Keil Jr. Vocal Direction by Richard Choura.

Other CVTheatre Performances: 1967

Production Information

Title: A Chorus Line

Year: 1987

Season: 1986-1987

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: Dates unknown.

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Notes: Directed and Choreographed by Renee Ann Keil. Musical Direction by C Thomas Keil Jr. Vocal Direction by Richard Choura.

Production Information

Title: The Wiz

Year: 1986

Season: 1985-1986

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 03/20/86 - 03/22/86

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Notes: Directed and Choreographed by Renee Ann Keil. Musical Direction by C Thomas Keil Jr. Vocal Direction by Richard Choura.

Other CVTheatre Performances: 2012, 2001

Production Information

Title: Sweet Charity

Year: 1979

Season: 1978-1979

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: Dates unknown.

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Notes: Directed and Choreographed by Renee Ann Keil. Musical Direction by C Thomas Keil Jr. Vocal Direction by Richard Choura.

Other CVTheatre Performances: 2007

Production Information

Title: Godspell

Year: 1977

Season: 1976-1977

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: Dates unknown.

Production Program: Unavailable.

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Notes: Directed and Choreographed by Renee Ann Keil. Musical Direction by C Thomas Keil Jr. Vocal Direction by Richard Choura.

Other CVTheatre Performances: 1999

Production Information

Title: West Side Story

Year: 1975

Season: 1974-1975

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: Dates unknown.

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Notes: Directed and Choreographed by Renee Ann Keil. Musical Direction by C Thomas Keil Jr. Vocal Direction by Richard Choura.

Other CVTheatre Performances: 2003

Production Information

Title: Bye Bye Birdie | Production licensed from TAMS-WITMARK Music Library, Inc.

Year: 1967

Season: 1966-1967

Directed by: Unknown.

Originally Performed: Dates unknown.

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Notes: First Chartiers Valley High School musical. Directed by Henry Sullivan. Musical Direction by Earl J. Mincemoyer

Other CVTheatre Performances: 1988