AHS Presents School House Rock, Live! Jr.

Pictured:  The cast of Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr., left to right, are Breonna Jackson “Shulie”; Tim Pope, “George”; Nick Behymer, “Tom”; Parker Chase, “Josephine:; and Matthew Newsom, “Joe.” Staff Photo.

The cast of Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr., left to right, are Breonna Jackson “Shulie”; Tim Pope, “George”; Nick Behymer, “Tom”; Parker Chase, “Josephine:; and Matthew Newsom, “Joe.” Staff Photo.

Looking for some family-friendly fun this weekend? October 23 through 26, the Mark E. Collins Theatre will present Schoolhouse Rock, Live! Jr. for area audiences.

Telling the story of Tom, a nervous teacher on the first day of school, the production features many of the educational songs that the performers’ parents grew up listening to on Saturday mornings.  And AHS  introduced these songs to a new generation with two school matinee performances for local elementary and home school students earlier this week.

AHS Drama Teacher Saralyn Archibald explains that in addition to the audience learning about nouns, conjunctions, and the Preamble to the Constitution, the play is a learning experience for the high school students as well. The cast and crew are also connected to their curriculum during their preparations for the production from building sets (geometry) to researching 1973, the year of the play’s setting (history).

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children 12 & under; buy one adult ticket, receive one child ticket free. Showtimes are Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights at 7:00 pm; Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm.

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