Dayton Live and the Dayton Children’s Family Series are thrilled to bring SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE to Dayton for two public performances plus one school-day matinee. On March 4-6 at the Victoria Theatre, you and your family can experience the pop culture phenomenon that generations have enjoyed! Academic subjects will never seem boring again when presented through megahits like “Conjunction Junction,” “Just a Bill,” “Interplanet Janet,” or “Three is a Magic Number.” SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE explodes onto the stage with songs you loved as a kid now updated for a whole new generation!
“We’re so excited to have SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE coming to the Victoria Theatre,” commented Dayton Live Vice President – Education & Engagement Gary Minyard. “In addition to the regular performances on Saturday, March 5, we’re particularly passionate about the special Sensory-Friendly performance that will happen on Sunday, March 6.
Dayton Live’s Sensory-Friendly performances are great for all families, especially for children with an autism spectrum disorder, sensory sensitivity, and other special needs. Parents can expect a reduction of loud or jarring sounds, the absence of flashing or strobe lighting on stage, modification of house lights during the performance, and a judgment-free environment where all patrons are free to vocalize or move around the theatre.
In addition, there is a school-day matinee performance for students on Monday, March 4 as part of Dayton Live’s Discovery Series. The Discovery Series is a curated series of performing arts experiences that provide schools and their students with new pathways for achievement both inside and outside of the classroom.
“Because we believe that arts education is an essential component of every student’s academic journey, each Discovery Series production has been carefully selected to enhance Ohio state academic standards throughout multiple subject areas,” explains Minyard. “For many years, studies have shown the arts have a real impact on a student’s reading and language skills, mathematics skills, thinking skills, social skills, and motivation to learn.”
“Our Discovery Series has been delayed this season by the COVID-19 pandemic and schools’ ever-changing protocols regarding in-school and at-home learning. But we’re excited to finally have some in-theatre experiences available to those schools and home schoolers who want them. Check out the website at Daytonlive.org/series/discovery/ for more information.
Dayton Live’s Education & Engagement offerings are amazingly diverse! “We have all sorts of programs, classes, intensives, camps, you name it – and for all ages. You’ll find all the details at DaytonLive.org – where you can also sign up to receive email alerts about new shows added and special offers,” finished Minyard.
Special Thanks to the series sponsor Dayton Children’s as well as the media sponsor for the series Dayton 24/7 Now. As a not-for-profit arts organization, Dayton Live also receives ongoing support from the Ohio Arts Council and the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District.