Fantasy Playhouse presents ‘Schoolhouse Rock Live!’

HUNTSVILLE – Parents and children alike will keep the beat to familiar rhythms when Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater presents “Schoolhouse Rock Live!”

The lively musical is based on the hit television cartoon, “Schoolhouse Rock,” which won the Emmy Award for its entering Saturday morning programming.

The music that “you loved growing up springs to life onstage as an energetic musical that proves learning math, science, history and grammar can be fun when your teacher wins you over with imagination and music,” spokesperson Amanda Parker said. “We guarantee the entire family will be singing along.”

Director Terrena Mann and one-half of the cast live in Madison.

“Schoolhouse Rock Live!” uses a series of short segments that feature peppy songs that teach multiplication tables, grammar rules, science principles, American history, computers facts, economics and environmentalism. (imdb.com/title/tt0069627)

Scott Ferguson, George Keating and Kyle Hall authored the book for the music. Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe wrote music and lyrics. Theatre BAM originally adapted and produced the stage show.

George Newall and Tom Yohe created the television series, based on an Idea by David McCall.

Performances will be presented on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.; Oct. 7 and 8 at 1:30 and 5 p.m.; Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.; and Oct. 14 and 15 at 1:30 and 5 p.m. in the Von Braun Center Playhouse.

For tickets, visit fantasyplayhouse.com and click the “Buy Tickets” section.

Student matinees are available by reservation only. Visit SchoolShows@fantasyplayhouse.com.

“Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater invites you to participate in this lively season,” Parker said. “As an award-winning nonprofit community theatre, Fantasy Playhouse is dedicated to bringing the magic of theatre and arts education to the families of the Tennessee Valley.”

Productions are intended for audiences of all ages.

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater now is serving a third generation of Alabamians. Since 1961, its mission has been to present live stage productions; education in theatre arts through classes and camps at Fantasy Academy of Theater; partnerships with local schools; Scout workshops; and outreach into the community to children who may be at academic risk due to social and economic factors.

Fantasy Playhouse’s address is 3312 Long Ave. in Huntsville. For information, call 256-539-6829 or visit FantasyPlayhouse.com.

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