Derived from the 1970s Emmy
Award-winning Saturday morning series "Schoolhouse
Rock," the musical includes well-known
favorites such as "Just a Bill," "Conjunction Junction," and "Verb:
That's What's Happening."
The Chicago Sun Times gave the musical
an A-plus and said it was "sheer joy." The show is a treat for all
generations, a fun-filled way for parents to share a part of their
childhood with their children.
Local students in the ensemble are Mikel Frost from Lincoln as
Mike, Alexandra Williams from Lincoln as lead bass, and Zach
Williams from Danvers as Zach. Other student performers and
musicians are Tim Bell, Neiko Boyd, Amanda Difonzo, Joshua Dobkins, Benisha
Dorris, Cassandra Ellwing, Charles Garmon, Kenneth James, Tresa
McBeath, Jeanine McCaskill, Craig Noort, Keanon O'Neal, Alexandrea
Reed, Theodore Rich, Kathryn Richter, Quarchea Terrel, Morgan
Walton-McNeal, Sean Daly, Sean McMillen and Travis Meyer.
"Schoolhouse Rock Live!"
is originally adapted and produced for the stage by Theatre BAM from
the series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe; based on an idea
by David McCall; book by Scott Ferrguson, George Keating and Kylke
Hall; and music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Durough, Dave
Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe.
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The show is directed by Martin Holden, assistant professor of
theater. Other faculty members are involved in the production, with
instrumental music direction by Scott Woger, vocal direction by
Diane Deitz, choreography by Kimberly Alexander and set design by
Remaining showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a
matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets cost $5 for students and seniors and $10 for general
admission. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 217-732-3155,
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