Emerald City Theatre to Bring SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! to Broadway Playhouse

Broadway In Chicago and Emerald City Theatre are pleased to announce that SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place July 8 through August 28, 2016. Individual tickets for SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! go on sale on Friday, April 22.

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! is directed by Morgan Ashley Madison, originally adapted and produced for the stage by Theatre BAM from the series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe, with a 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.

Through unforgettable songs such as "Just a Bill" and "Conjunction Junction," a nervous schoolteacher must discover how to charm his students through imagination and music on the first day of class. Based on the entertaining and educational Emmy Award-winning animated series, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! brings the treasured Saturday-morning melodies of the '70s back in a hip new way. Children with recognition of educational subject matter and familiarity of the scholastic cartoon of the same name will enjoy this classic show, reimagined into an academic rock concert that features booming musical recordings and a funkadellic stage.

About Emerald City Theatre

Founded in 1996, Emerald City Theatre creates theatre experiences that inspire early learners through play. Emerald City is one of Chicago's most attended non-profit theatres, with an annual programming reach of 80,000. Through a rigorous collaboration between innovating artists and leading educators, Emerald City develops new work for young audiences, with over 29 world premieres; produces professional productions at the Apollo Theater in Lincoln Park, The Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, and regional tour venues; and provides acclaimed educational programming throughout Chicago through Emerald City Theatre School. Emerald City's Little Theatre, the nation's first facility dedicated to theatre for the very young (ages 0-4), opened in April 2013. Emerald City was awarded the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce's Excellence in Arts and Culture Award in 2013.

Individual tickets for SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place range from $16-$24. A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances. Group tickets for 10 or more are available by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.



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