Schoolhouse Rock, It’s Elementary!

Schoolhouse Rock Live!... "That's What's Happening"

actor

Photo: IU Festival Theatre

Zachery Stewart unpacks his adjectives in a skit from Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Event Information

Schoolhouse Rock Live!

educational skits from the televsion show


IU Stuio Theatre

June 21, 24-28, July 1-3 and 5 at 11:00 am; July 7-12 @ 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Schoolhouse Rock Live! is this summer’s children’s’ show from the Indiana Festival Theatre. A talented, engaging and slightly scruffy sixsome of IU theatre students bring the seventies Emmy Award winning show to energetic life in the intimate Studio Theatre.

The Schoolhouse Rock series was Saturday morning commercial television with an educational mission. The skits in the show hit on mathematics with bits including “Three is the Magic Number,” “Figure Eight” and “Zero, My Hero.” Grammar gets a good amount of attention. Nouns and verbs are described. Adjectives are unpacked and a mock train shuffles through “Conjunction Junction.” Civics and history have their turn too with “Sufferin’ Til Suffrage,” “The Preamble” and “Just a Bill.”

The children in Saturday morning’s audience for Schoolhouse Rock Live! were mostly below the upper elementary ages that the skits were aimed at, but they delighted in the nonstop action and the colors. For them the hit of the show was chance to get up and dance with the company to “Do the Circulation.”

Schoolhouse Rock Live!  directed by Lee Cromwell with musical direction from Nat Zegree continues in the Studio Theatre of the IU Festival July 1, 2, 3 and 5 at 11 am and July 7-12 at 11 am and 2 pm.

At the theatre for you, I’m George Walker

George Walker

After completing an M.A.T. degree in English at Indiana University, George Walker began announcing for WFIU in 1967. Along with regularly hosting classical music shows, he interviews artists and reviews plays and operas.

View all posts by this author »

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media Arts & Music:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

Search Arts and Music

Stay Connected

RSS e-mail itunes Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media Arts & Music:

Recent Theatre & Dance Stories

Theatre & Dance Events RSS icon

More Events »Submit Your Event »

Arts & Music is on Twitter

Find Us on Facebook

Our Photos on Flickr