29 High Schools Announced as the First in Their States to Perform “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

The high school edition of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was announced in September, bringing the magic of Hogwarts to normal high schools and transforming Muggle students into young witches and wizards.

After the announcement came the reveal of the first school in the whole of the United States or the United Kingdom to perform the show. Broadway Licensing Global (BLG) announced back in December that Hoboken High School in Hoboken, New Jersey, and Riverside School in Barking, London, would be the first in their respective countries to perform the new show. Riverside will be the first to pilot their version at the end of March this year, with Hoboken High following a couple of months later in the middle of May.

The Wands at the Ready competition would also set apart the most magical schools in each state or territory in the US and give them the opportunity to become the first schools to perform the new edition in their area. We can now finally announce all of the competition’s winners!



This month’s newly announced winners will show their final productions between October 15 and November 10, with several developmental pilot shows in the months prior.

The pilots will ensure that each school can perform the magic of the show with their budget and the equipment they have available. The high school version will be shorter than any of the professionally produced versions of the show and has new special effects fit for any school, regardless of its lighting, sound, or stage set-up.

Did your school enter the Wands at the Ready competition? If so, check the full list of winners from BLG below to see if you were among the most magical:

  • Hewitt-Trussville High School, Alabama
  • Ketchikan High School, Alaska
  • Queen Creek High School, Arizona
  • Cordova High School, California
  • Wilton High School, Connecticut
  • Middletown High School, Delaware
  • Dr. Phillips High School, Florida
  • Coal City High School, Illinois
  • Madison Consolidated High School, Indiana
  • Northeast Community High School, Iowa
  • Westford Academy, Massachusetts
  • Portage Central High School, Michigan
  • Armstrong High School, Minnesota
  • Sullivan High School, Missouri
  • Flathead High School, Montana
  • Faith Lutheran High School, Nevada
  • Cornwall Central High School, New York
  • Cape Hatteras Secondary School, North Carolina
  • Firestone CLC Akron School for the Arts, Ohio
  • Riverfield Country Day School, Oklahoma
  • Roosevelt High School, Oregon
  • York County School of Technology, Pennsylvania
  • Caribbean School, Puerto Rico
  • Hot Springs High School, South Dakota
  • Collierville High School, Tennessee
  • East View High School, Texas
  • East High School, Utah
  • Riverside High School, Virginia
  • Waukesha High School, Wisconsin

Do you know any budding witches or wizards attending one of these schools?

Neave Williamson

I've been a proud Slytherin for as long as I can remember, and love taking inspiration from the Wizarding World for short films.