Director: John Lennox, Music Director: John Dale Smith, Choreographer: Karyn Perry
Performances: June 19-23 in LCC’s Outdoor Amphitheatre, part of the LCC Summer Stage Under the Stars Festival
Description: The Emmy Award-winning 1970's Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, and more through clever, tuneful songs is not only making a small-screen comeback, it’s lighting up stages everywhere -- from school multi-purpose rooms to university and regional theatres all around the country. SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as “Just A Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly,” and “Conjunction Junction.” Originally adapted and produced for the Stage by Theatre BAM, from the series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe, based on an idea by David McCall, 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
Auditions involve acting (readings from script), singing (bring music for one piece of your choice, accompanist provided), and movement (dress comfortably).
Roles for 4 men and 3 women; directors may consider cross-gender casting
- TOM: a new teacher nervous about his first day of classes (early to mid-20s)
The following characters are part of Tom's personality.
- GEORGE: Tom's romantic side- caring and in control.
- DORI: The goofy side- silly and playful.
- SHULIE: The sweet side- genuine, an ingénue, loves math.
- JOE: The cool side- laid back and fun loving.
- DINA: The mature side- thoughtful and grounded.
A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage as part of LCC’s Summer Stage Under the Stars festival June 19-23 at 7 p.m. each night in the Outdoor Amphitheatre
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