A bevy of classic characters hit high school stages before Thanksgiving break. Catch TV's best creepy clan, a Dungeons and Dragons dramedy, and more below.

Production: “Honk! The Musical”

High school: Kasson-Mantorville Schools

Dates: 7 p.m. Nov. 5-6, 12-13; 2 p.m. Nov. 7, 14.

Location: Minnesota WiFi Performing Arts Center, Kasson-Mantorville High School, 101 16th St. NE, Kasson

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Tickets: Available at www.komet-tickets.com.

Synopsis: Retelling of “The Ugly Duckling,” featuring students in grades 3-12. Ugly, a duckling who looks far different from his siblings, wanders away from his mother and goes on a journey of self-discovery.


Production: “She Kills Monsters”

High School: Pine Island High School

Dates: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-13, 2 p.m. Nov. 14

Location: Pine Island High School Performing Arts Center, 223 First Ave. SE, Pine Island

Tickets: $5 students, $8 general public. On sale at the door.

Synopsis: After Agnes Evans loses her family in a car accident, she discovers a Dungeons and Dragons adventure Tilly, her sister, had written and plays through it in an attempt to learn more about her life. Recommended for ages 12 and up.


Production: “Little Shop of Horrors”

High School: John Marshall High School

Dates: 7 p.m. Nov. 18-20

Location: John Marshall High School, 1510 14th St. NW, Rochester

Tickets: $8 students, $10 adults. On sale at the door.

Synopsis: A nerdy flower shop assistant discovers an unusual plant during an eclipse -- one that grows quickly, attracting business to the shop, but feeds on human flesh and blood.


Production: “The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy”

High School: Mayo High School

Dates: 7 p.m. Nov. 18-20, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 21

Location: Mayo High School, 1420 11th Ave. SE, Rochester

Tickets: $9-12, available in advance through the HomeTown Fan app.

Synopsis: Horror upon horrors! Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a respectable, polite man from a “normal” family. Cue a wacky get-together as the families collide over dinner.


Production: “Bye Bye Birdie”

High School: Dover-Eyota High School

Dates: 7 p.m. Nov. 19-20, 1 p.m. Nov. 21

Location: Dover-Eyota High School, 27 Knowledge Road SE, Eyota

Tickets: Tickets will be available in the high school office in advance, and at the door on the nights of the show.

Synopsis: A New York music producer’s career is on the line when his client, teen idol Conrad Birdie, is conscripted into the army. The studio plans one last performance to raise money and goodwill before Birdie is shipped overseas.