Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr. (2019)

Originally conceived and directed by Scott Ferguson
Book by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, and George Keating
Music & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall, Tom Yohe

The Play

Based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s educational animated TV series, Schoolhouse Rock Live! uses the familiar songs from the cartoons to teach grammar, math, science, history, social studies and political science while telling the story of Tom, a young teacher nervously anticipating his first day on the job.
Schoolhouse Rock Live! Junior brings the magic of Schoolhouse Rock to the stage. From the opening notes of “A Noun Is a Person, Place or Thing,” through the rousing closer, “Interjections!” Schoolhouse Rock Live! Junior delivers hit after hit to the delight of audiences and performers of all ages.

AUDITIONS: May 6 and 7, 2019
Registration at 6pm and start time at 6:30pm; registration ends at 7:00 p.m. You must be registered to audition.
Please click on the links below to download the required forms. Complete the forms and bring them to the audition.
Audition Form Child Safety Form Conflict Calendar

Sing: “A Noun is a Person, Place, or Thing” or a 30-second cut from the song of your choosing
Dance: wear comfortable shoes/clothes
Read: Cold reading from script

PRODUCTION DATES: June 27, 28, 29, 30, 2019
Produced in Cooperation with Music Theatre International

The Crew

Producer: Colleen Meade Ripper
Parent Liaison/Producer: Rebecca Hermen
Director: Laura Rea
Music Director: Rebekah Preiss
Choreographer: Laura Tyler
Guildlings Co-Chairs: Kori Bielaniec and Colleen Meade Ripper

The Cast

TOM – The idealistic young teacher, the hero of the story. He is amiable, likable, and charming. While he does not sing very much solo music, Tom should be played by a strong actor.
GEORGE – A marvelous character role. Should be played by a good singer and a great character actor. He is caring and in control. Songs: “Three Is a Magic Number,” “Just a Bill.”
DORI – Silly, goofy character who should be played by a strong singer. Songs: “A Noun Is a Person, Place or Thing,” “The Preamble.”
JOE – The cool guy. He is laid back and fun loving; Song: “Conjunction Junction.”
SHULIE – The ingenue character. Should be a strong singer and a likable character actor. She is sweet and genuine. Songs: “Unpack Your Adjectives” and “Interplanet Janet.”
DINA – The mature character. Should be played by a strong singer with the ability to sing harmony. She is thoughtful and grounded. Songs: “Interjections,” “Unpack Your Adjectives.”
CHOIR – Dance and sing ensemble singing parts throughout the show.

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