“School House Rock LIVE, Jr.”
Rising Stars Performance Workshop
A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage in Schoolhouse Rock Live! The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs is lighting up the stage. 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.
Direction and Choreography by Emily Jo Shepherd
Music Direction by Katie Carlson Cartwright
Saturday, October 27 at 11:00 at the Woodland Opera House Studio – 415 St.
Callbacks, if needed Sunday, October 28 (time TBD)
Bring sheet music to a prepared song (16-32 measures). An accompanist will be provided. Dress to dance. The audition will consist of a vocal audition and dance audition. Students may be asked to read from the show.
Auditions are open to students ages 7-18 with experience with one or more of the following.
-Show Biz Kids
-Musical Theatre workshop
– Mini Musical Workshop
– Main Stage Performance
Costume/Production fee: $40
Saturday, January 19, 2:00 pm
Sunday, January 20, 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 26, 2:00 pm
Sunday, January 27, 7:00 pm
School Outreach performances: Thursday, January 24 at 9:30 & 12:30
Actors will not be called to every rehearsal, but only to rehearsals for which they are needed.
General rehearsal days are Monday – Thursday
November 5-December 20 -4:00-6:00* (No rehearsal Nov 21 & 22)
*November 19 & 20 – May rehearse anytime from 1:00-6:00. TBD after casting.
December 24-January 1: No rehearsal
January 2, 3 & 7: May rehearse anytime from 1:00-6:00. TBD after casting.
January 8, 9, 10 – 4:00-6:00
Mandatory Tech week:
January 14-17, 4:30-7:00
Tom– is the idealistic young teacher, the hero of our story.
Dina – Tom’s mature side. She is thoughtful and grounded. Dina take the lead on “Interjections.”
Dori- takes the lead on “A Noun is a Person, Place or Thing”, and “The Preamble”. She is the silly, goofy side of Tom.
George– takes the lead on, “Three Is a Magic Number”, and “Just a Bill.” He the romantic, caring and in control part of Tom.
Joe– is the cool side of Tom. He’s laid back and fun loving and leads “Conjunction Junction”
Shulie – is the ingenue. She is Tom’s sweet, genuine side. Shulie takes the lead on “Unpack your adjectives”, and “Interplanet Janet”.
Ensemble -a great mix of energetic and fun personalities who take part in most of the numbers.