Northwestern theatre program to perform 'Schoolhouse Rock Live'

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Northwestern theatre program to perform 'Schoolhouse Rock Live'

Schoolhouse Rock Live posterMarch 26, 2009

Hit songs like “Conjunction Junction,” “The Preamble,” and “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly,” from the famous Saturday morning cartoon Schoolhouse Rock, will invade Herod Hall Auditorium Thursday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 18, at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for Northwestern employees and $3 for children under 12 and students with a student ID.

“This production is extremely family friendly,” Kimberly Weast, associate professor of theatre, said. “It will be very entertaining, and the cast encourages audience participation.”

Schoolhouse Rock was broadcast on Saturday mornings from 1973 to 1985. This cartoon series taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs. This important educational information was coupled with exciting animation and catchy music so children would be able to learn and remember it.

Weast, production director, along with Alice Kan, music director, and other cast members will be preparing for the production. Cast members, hometowns and their classifications are listed below:

Kristy Benson, Cherokee freshman; Kyle Bentley, Shattuck freshman; Lisa Bradt, Alva junior; Missy Buller, Turpin junior; Becky Burke, Oilton sophomore; Charlie Burns, Sayre junior; Erin Cheney, Alva senior; Bob Gilliland, Pawnee sophomore.

Kevin Gottman, Tuttle freshman; Audra Halliburton, Gage freshman; Houston Hayward, Winfield, Kan., freshman; Kacy Hibdon, Oklahoma City senior; Cory Kerr, Conway Springs, Kan., junior; Katie Lyon, Mooreland sophomore; Carrissa Meade, Ringwood sophomore.

Megan Pruitt, Ames sophomore; Charly Roach, Texhoma sophomore; Brandon Ross, Enid freshman; Zack Ross, Higgins, Texas, freshman; Kasey Russell, Texhoma sophomore; Ashley Schmitz, Laverne freshman; Nina Schultz, Okeene sophomore; Ashlynn Walker, Perryton, Texas, sophomore.

For more information, contact (580) 327-8524.