Warner Theatre Students to Stage SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK, JR. this Weekend

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Warner Theatre Students to Stage SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK, JR. this Weekend

On Saturday, February 22 at 2 & 7 pm and Sunday, February 23 at 2pm, the students of the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education will present School House Rock, Jr on the Warner's main stage.

The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most fun, educational musicals ever to hit the stage, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. With entertainingly memorable songs as "Just A Bill," "Three Is A Magic Number" and "Conjunction Junction", SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. is a surefire hit for audiences of all ages!

Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased by calling the Warner box office at 860-489-7180 or online at www.warnertheatre.org

Supported by the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation & The Lufkin Family Foundation

Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat studio theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region. To learn more about the Warner Theatre, visit our website: www.warnertheatre.org.

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