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Alta-Aurelia students to present 'Schoolhouse Rock Live'

Friday, October 28, 2011

ALTA - Anyone who is approximately 35-40 years old - or has children who are roughly that age - probably remembers the following songs: "Just a Bill" (yes, I'm only a bill), "Lolly,Lolly Lolly" (get your adverbs here) and "Conjunction Junction" (What's Your Function?)

All three of these memorable tunes were part of a televison show called "Schoolhouse Rock," which taught youngsters about such subjects as government and English/grammar, but in an entertaining manner, where one would find themselves humming the tunes and singing the words without even realizing sometimes that they had actually learned something.

Well, if you would like to re-live those days, you can go to the Roxy Theater on Main Street in Alta and see the Alta-Aurelia High School's production of 'Schoolhouse Rock Live' on Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m., or at a matinee performance on Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m.

The plot behind this production : Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, 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 beloved "Schoolhouse Rock" songs as "Just A Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction."

'Schoolhouse Rock Live' was originally adapted and produced for the stage by Theatre BAM from the TV series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe.

Based on an Idea by David McCall, with Book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating and Kyle Hall and music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg,Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe.

The Alta-Aurelia production is directed by Luke Miller, with Denise Nicodemus serving as assistant director.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students, and can be ordered (starting November 1) by calling Shawna at the Alta-Aurelia High School (712-200-1331).

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