The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, presents the live musical production of the Emmy Award-winning 1970's cartoon, Schoolhouse Rock Live!. from February 28 through May 4, with a press opening on Saturday, March 8 at 10 a.m. The musical is directed by the original co-creator of the show, George Keating, with choreography by Ericka Mac and music direction by Ryan T. Nelson. The beloved musical teaches history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever and tuneful songs. Downers Grove resident Holly Stauder stars as Dina in The Marriott Theatre for Young Audience’s production of SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! running through May 4.
Schoolhouse Rock Live! Is the story of Tom, a nervous school teacher who learns how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as “Just A Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly” and “Conjunction Junction.” The original “Schoolhouse Rock” television series was the brainchild of an advertising executive who noticed his son could remember all the words to popular songs on the radio, but could not memorize the multiplication tables. He then realized that if important educational information was coupled with exciting animation and catchy music, children would be able to learn and retain it.
From this simple idea, “Schoolhouse Rock” was born and quickly adopted by ABC-TV. Twenty years, 41 songs, and four Emmy Awards later, a nation that grew up with “Schoolhouse Rock” can still sing the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution and know that “and,” “but,” and “or” all belong in Conjunction Junction.
The cast of Schoolhouse Rock Live! includes Brian Bohr as “Tom”, Jackson Evans as “Joe”, Zachary Gray as “George,", Rose Le Tran as “Shulie”, and Brandi Wooten as “Dori”.
Schoolhouse Rock Live! plays most Thursdays through Sundays at 10 AM. Visit MarriottTheatre.com or call 847.634.0200 for exact schedule, as show times and dates may vary. Single ticket prices are $15 per person. Groups of 20 or more receive a discount by calling 847.634.5909. This is a special one hour presentation recommended for ages 5 and up.
Free parking is available at all shows. To reserve tickets, call the Marriott Theatre Box Office at 847.634.0200 or visit www.MarriottTheatre.com.