SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!

Book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating, and Kyle Hall
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall, and Tom Yohe

Produced by Childsplay Theatre

From Tempe, Arizona

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About the Company

Academic subjects will never seem boring again when presented through mega-hits like “Conjunction Junction,” “Just a Bill,” “Interplanet Janet” or “Three is a Magic Number.”

 

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! explodes onto the stage updated for a whole new generation with imaginative image projections and a rock’n’roll feel. The live performance centers around Tom, a nervous young man on his first day of being a schoolteacher, who turns on the television to calm himself down and is visited by three aspects of his personality who remind him how learning can be fun.

 

Childsplay brings the classic Saturday morning cartoons to life with SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! Originally aired on the ABC television network from 1973-1985, then revived in the 90s and 00s, Schoolhouse Rock was a collection of clever, animated shorts that taught academic topics including grammar, mathematics, civics and science.

 

After Childsplay’s incredible national tour of the production in 2014-2015, the pop culture phenomenon returns to the musical stages across North America once more!

Best for: Grades 1st-5th (Ages 6-10 years)

Audience Size: Medium & Large Venues

Please contact us to watch an archival full length recording.

Curriculum Connections

  • Language Arts: Reading, Writing, Grammar

  • Fine Arts: Music, Dance, and Performance

  • Science:  Solar System, Circulatory System

  • Math: Counting by 3's, Counting by 5's

  • Social Studies: History, The Constitution, Women’s Rights

 

Outreach and Workshops

The cast of SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! will lead students through an interactive drama workshop. This fast-paced, fun session reinforces the key people, subjects and musical styles upon which the show is based. The workshop will last 45 minutes to an hour and should be presented to smaller groups in a classroom.
 
Sensory Friendly Performances

This performance is available as a “sensory friendly” or “relaxed” performance if arranged with the company in advance and with specific direction as to what adjustments are necessary for your venue.

 

Minimum Technical Requirements

  • Load In: 4 hours (with prehang)

  • Crew Needs: 4 to Load In, 1 to run the show, 2 for strike

  • Min. Stage Size: 35 feet by 35 feet by 21 feet high 

  • Sound: Sound reinforcement with 8 available inputs, 4 minimum outputs

  • Lighting: Theatrical Lighting required. Childsplay will provide plot.

  • Load Out:  1 hour

 

Artistic Team

 

Book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating and Kyle Hall
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe

Produced by Childsplay Theatre

Director:  Anthony Runfola

Choreographer:  Molly Lajoie

Musical Director:  Alan Ruch

Costume Designer:  D. Daniel Hollingshead

Scenic Designer:  Holly Windingstad

Lighting Designer:  Tim Monson

Projection Designer:  Limitrophe Films

Touring Company will consist of: 4 performers and 2 technicians

Critical Acclaim