When you think of school musicals, classics like Oklahoma and The Music Man may come to mind. Now, though, high schools are going beyond the same old song and dance to more contemporary - and sometimes a little risqué – shows.
Take Poudre High School's upcoming fall musical. The Fort Collins school is performing Avenue Q. In the Broadway version, the show's puppets swear, drink and have sex. This, however, is Avenue Q School Edition.
"High school kids, in particular, loved this show and they loved that it was naughty and had bad language in it," Poudre theater director Joel Smith said. "But beyond that they loved that it was talking about things high school students could relate to."