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King Philip To Present ‘Schoolhouse Rock Live!’

Cast members rehearse for the upcoming KP spring musical. Submitted photo

West Hartford’s King Philip Middle School will present Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. as the spring musical.

Cast members rehearse for the upcoming KP spring musical. Submitted photo

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The Drama Workshop students of King Philip Middle School will present ​Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.​ ​on April 25 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Thursday, April 26 from 7-8:30 p.m.; Friday, April 27 from 7-8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, April 28 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the King Philip Middle School Auditorium.

Based on the Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning animated series and pop culture phenomenon that aired on ABC-TV from the 1970s-1980s, Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr​. hits the spring musical stage with a rock-and-roll revue for the entire family.

Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr​. follows Tina, a teacher who is nervous about her first day of teaching. She tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of her personality emerge from the set and show her how to win her students over with imagination and music. Parents, especially, will remember songs such as “Just A Bill,” “Three is a Magic Number,” and “Conjunction Junction.”

This Schoolhouse Rocks! – and you won’t want to miss the fun! All tickets for Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr​. can be purchased online here, or at the door. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

About the Cast

The King Philip Drama Workshop cast contains approximately 40 students from KP Middle School. They are joined by two dozen technical crew members who will pull the curtains, hit the lights, and present the show. Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. is led by Musical Director Mark Faticoni and Produced by Doreen Oshinskie and Music Director Joseph Ganci.

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