NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S HOSTS GRANDPARENT DAY TO TRICK-OR-TREAT THE THEATRE
Originally airing in 1973, the popular songs from ABC’s animated series “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” will be performed on stage to the thrill of both children and adults.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sunday, October 27, Nashville Children's Theatre will host a Grandparent Day in conjunction with opening weekend of Schoolhouse Rock Live! – a musical extravaganza of an assortment of the catchiest, educational songs that have encouraged generations of young people to love Math, Science, History, and Grammar.
Families are encouraged to invite the grandparents and dress in their Halloween best for the 2 p.m. performance and afternoon of activities. Those dressed in costume are eligible for a free treat at concessions. After the show, everyone’s favorite characters from Schoolhouse Rock Live! will be scattered throughout the building. So grab your bag, bucket, or pillowcase, and get ready to trick-or-treat the theatre.
Knowledge is power!
For forty years, kids, teachers and parents have had fun learning with the songs of ABC's "Schoolhouse Rock!" Whether your favorite is "Conjunction Junction," "Interjections," or "Just A Bill," young and old will see it, hear it and ROCK OUT to it in NCT's all-new production of this delightful theatrical revue for the whole family.
So, "Unpack Your Adjectives" and "Do the Circulation," because NCT is rockin' the theater with Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Schoolhouse Rock Live! Oct 24 – Dec 1, 2013
From the series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe
Book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating & Kyle Hall
Music & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall & Tom Yohe
Saturday and Sunday performances are at 2 pm until Sunday, December 1.
The show runs approximately one hour, with a 10-minute intermission.
The energetic cast includes Janette Bruce, Daniel Collins, Lauren Jones, and Ben Van Diepen as the grammatically correct rock stars.
Costume design is by Patricia Taber, with set and lighting design by Scott Leathers.
OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS OF INTEREST:
Big Kid Night on Friday, Nov 8, 2013
The one event when the children's theatre doesn't allow kids to attend. However, kids age 21 and up are strongly encouraged to come!
The $30 ticket includes some food, cold brew and admission to Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Adults should grab their friends right after work (or slip out of the office a little early), and come to NCT for this popular event – because kids shouldn't have all the fun!
Happy Hour is from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Performance begins at 6:30 pm.
Big Kid Night Sponsors:
NowPlayingNashville.com, Yazoo Brewing Company, and Jive! A Digital Print Factory
NCT offers a Sensory Friendly Performance on Saturday, Nov 2 at 2 pm. The theater welcomes all kids and families to our performances, but knows that some families hesitate to bring their children to live theatre without knowing how they might react.
The Sensory Friendly performance is designed to be a safe and accepting environment where children with disabilities and their typically developing peers are free to speak and move in reaction to the story being told onstage.
NCT provides a Comfort Room at the back of our theatre where audience members can adjust both light and sound levels. This Comfort Room is available at any performance.
Tickets can be purchased online at nashvillect.org or by phone at 615-252-4675.
• Youth (up to age 17) and Students (with ID): $12
• Military and Educator and Senior (age 65 and up): $17
• Adult: $20
• Groups of ten or more: $12/person
• Preview performance: $7/youth and $14/adult (see below)
• Preview Performance: Thursday, Oct 24 at 6:30 pm – This performance has discounted pricing of $7/youth and $14/adult and senior, and is open to the public.
• Opening Saturday: Saturday, Oct 26 – Prior to the 2 pm performance on this day, NCT hosts free show related activities.
• After-words: Saturday, Nov 9 – After the 2 pm performance, the audience is encouraged to stay for a Q & A with some of the cast and technical staff to learn more about the show’s creation.
The Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metro Nashville Arts Commission provided funding support for NCT’s season of shows as does The Memorial Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Martin Foundation, and Corrections Corporation of America.
About Nashville Children’s Theatre
Nashville Children’s Theatre is a professional theatre company providing the children, families and educators of Middle Tennessee with extraordinary shared theatrical experiences that inspire imagination, develop creativity, and build community.
NCT was founded in 1931 by the Junior League of Nashville and is recognized as the oldest professional children’s theater in the country. A national leader in professional theater arts and education programs for young people, NCT was ranked by TIME magazine as one of the top five children’s theaters in the country.