Re: Dealing with a tightwad Drama teacher
I really do recommend Bye Bye Birdie. It draws a good crowd every time because a lot of the older patrons get all of the jokes. You could definitely pull off Rosie, which is the main female lead. She's an alto/mezzo belter and the strong, independent woman type. She does have some dancing in the script but our Rosie wasn't much of a dancer and the choreography was simple and it was still a crowd pleaser.
Good luck with whatever show your school picks