Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Schoolhouse Rock - Live! opens this weekend

City Circle - Three local institutions have come together to produce a show that will be familiar to anyone growing up in the 70s or 80s. Schoolhouse Rock – Live!, produced by City Circle Acting Company, The Iowa Children's Museum and The Englert Theatre, opens this Friday at the Englert. The producers call this show "a real treat for 'Generation X-rs' seeking a taste of nostalgia" and say it "will also entertain children just discovering the TV series."

"I have dreamed of producing Schoolhouse Rock – Live! at the Englert for years," says Englert Executive Director Beth Bewley-Randall, who was the stage manager for the show's school tour in Chicago. "This show isn't just for kids – it's for everyone who ever saw the cartoon series, or who enjoys learning through music. I expect to see people dancing in the aisles."

Tickets are on sale now through the Englert Box Office by calling 319-688-2653 or visiting 221 E Washington Street Mon-Fri 1:00-6:00 PM. Tickets and more information are also available online here.

Families are also invited to explore the Schoolhouse Rock – Live! exhibit at the Iowa Children's Museum with their favorite Schoolhouse Rock characters, including Zero is My Hero, Interplanetary Janet, and The Bill. Activities include the Gravity Drop, the Conjunction Junction word mural, and a mini-planetarium. For more information about the exhibit, call 319-625-6255.

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