Enter the exciting world of local youth theater with upcoming performances from classic and contemporary musicals at these Lakota schools. Go online or call the schools for tickets and details.

Freaky Friday

February 28 to March 3

Lakota West High School

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. LakotaWestTheatre.net

Once on This Island JR.

March 8-10

Plains Jr. School

With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. PlainsJr.LakotaOnline.com

The Addams Family

March 29-31; April 4-6

Lakota East High School

America’s darkest family comes to life in this original musical about love and family. The Addams Family features every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family—a man her parents have never met. SeatYourself.biz/LakotaEastHigh

Guys and Dolls JR.

April 12-13

Hopewell Jr. School

Guys and Dolls JR. is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Its namesake ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950 and won numerous Tony Awards. Guys and Dolls JR. is a musical comedy classic about rolling the dice and falling in love under the lights of Broadway. HopewellJr.LakotaOnline.com