Central York High student John Kirby and acting teacher Ben Hodge plays out a skit during one of Hodge’s classes.
Central York High student John Kirby and acting teacher Ben Hodge plays out a skit during one of Hodge's classes. (Randy Flaum)

Broadway season has begun in York County high schools.

Productions such as "Kiss Me Kate" (York Suburban), "Into the Woods" (Dallastown) and "Footloose" (West York) are just a few of the shows being performed around the county that started last month and continue for the next couple of weeks.

The York Dispatch has produced a documentary titled "The Power of High School Theater." This video story goes over some of the reasons students get involved in school musicals.

Students in Central York High School's Performing Arts Department explain that it's more than just learning to dance, sing, act and be part of the backstage crew. They want to be part of a team, and being involved helps them both academically and outside of school.

Each year the high school musical season wraps up with a countywide theater showcase called "Encore." This year it's being held at Central York High at 6:30 p.m. April 27. To learn more, go to cyhspad.com.