Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR

Tom, a new schoolteacher, is nervous about his first day of teaching. As he tries to relax by watching TV, various characters emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Featuring the familiar songs from the Emmy Award-winning 1970s educational animated TV series, you will have fun and learn something at the same time!

Thank you to our show sponsor

  • Worthington Family Foundation Logo
  • Michigan Arts and Culture Council Logo
  • National Endowment for the Arts Logo

Performances

June
7:00 PM
15th    16th    17th    
2:00 PM
17th    
Based on the ever-popular, award-winning 1970s cartoons, this fast-paced musical teaches lessons with clever, catchy tunes. The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most fun musicals ever to hit the stage, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR.

Director/Choreographer: Melissa May
Music Director: TBA

Auditions: April 3 & 4, 4-6pm / Callbacks April 5, 4-6pm
Rehearsals: April 10 - June 8, Mondays-Thursdays 4-6pm (No rehearsals 5/22, 5/23, 5/29)
Tech Week: June 11, 1-6pm & June 12-14 4-7pm
Performances: June 15, 16, 17 at 7pm & June 17 at 2pm

Cast List

Tom - The idealistic young teacher and hero of our story. He is nervous about his first day of teaching, yet gradually becomes more at east as the show continues.
George - A calming presence and excellent cheerleader for Tom. He is the romantic, and he is caring and in control (Vocal range Bb2-E4)
Dori - The goofiest of the gang, often acting silly and being playful.(Vocal range A3-C5)
Shulie - Sweet and genuine. (Vocal range G3-C5)
Joe - Definitely one cool kid. He's laid back and fun-loving. (Vocal range D3-E4)
Dina - Mature, thoughtful, and grounded. (Vocal range Bb3-C5)
Elvis - The King of Rock and Roll. (Vocal range B2-D4)
Janet - Oozes personality. (Vocal range C4-D5)

Ensemble will play multiple roles, listed below
     Congressmen
     Thomas Jefferson
     Lewis
     Clark
     Sacajawea
     The Sun
     The Planets
     The Comet Team
     Reginald
     Doctor
     Geraldine
     Gerald
     Franklin
     The Team
     The Crowd


Song List
A Noun is a Person, Place or Thing
Three is a Magic Number
Unpack Your Adjectives
Just a Bill
The Preamble
Do the Circulation
Conjuction Junction
Great American Melting Pot
Elbow Room
Interplanet Janet
Interjections