Rock On with Beck Center Youth Theater This May

Rock On with Beck Center Youth Theater This May

Beck Center Youth Theater presents the final production of their 2016-2017 season, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, May 12-21, 2017 in the Mackey Theater. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are on sale now. A special student matinee performance on Thursday, May 18 is sold out.

Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher anxious about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV. Suddenly, various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set! Together, they show him how to win his students over with imagination and music through such beloved songs as "Just A Bill," "Three Is A Magic Number" and "Conjunction Junction." This stage adaptation of the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series is fun for all ages. And these days, couldn't everyone benefit from a little refresher course?

With a cast of 53 Beck Center students ages 7 to 17, this family-friendly production is directed by Patrick Ciamacco, Artistic Director of Blank Canvas Theatre. "We are excited to bring these classic songs to the stage," remarked Jonathan Kronenberger, Associate Director of Theater Education. "This production is not only entertaining, but educational on many levels. And grown-ups will be surprised at how many songs they remember!" This production is musically directed by Ben Malkevitch and choreographed by Becca Ciamacco.

Tickets are $12 for Adults/Seniors and $10 for Children (18 and under), and may be purchased online at or by calling 216.521.2540 x10. Discounted group rates are available and can be scheduled by calling Customer Service Manager Rennie Tisdale at 216.521.2450 x28.

Beck Center is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood. Free onsite parking is available. This production of Schoolhouse Rock Live! is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. The 2016-2017 Youth Theater season is presented by the Mort and Iris November Philanthropy Fund, and is made possible by the support of Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Ohio Arts Council.

Beck Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers professional Theater Productions on two stages, arts education programming in dance, music, theater, visual arts, early childhood, and creative arts therapies for individuals with special needs, outreach education programming, and gallery exhibits featuring local, regional, and International Artists.

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