The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever music and lyrics is teaching a whole new generation, through live musical theater, to “Unpack Your Adjectives” and “Do The Circulations!”
Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, aptly played by Newport Public Works Director Tim Gross, 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.”
With its catchy music, dance and dialog, Schoolhouse Rock Live! offers an infectious message, about the fundamentals of living in the U.S. using good, clean and educational fun.
Schoolhouse Rock Live! has been playing to very appreciative audiences since its opening early this month. It runs again today at 2pm, and then again this coming Saturday at 7pm and ends Sunday with its final performance at 2pm.