The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Will Rock With SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati continues its 90th MainStage Season with SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. at the Taft Theatre, directed by Angela Powell Walker. Originally conceived and directed by Scott Ferguson. Book by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, George Keating. Music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe.

This musical is adapted from the Emmy® Award-winning educational cartoon that rocked the house from the ’70s to ’80s each Saturday morning. SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. hits the Taft Theatre stage with a rock-and-roll revue, featuring local rock sensation, The Rusty Griswolds!

Tom is a frantic school teacher who is nervous about his first day teaching. When he turns on his television to calm his nerves, his surroundings come to life and his lesson plan is illuminated. Throughout the show, various characters help Tom create fun and interactive lessons to engage his students in all sorts of subjects. This show features middle school education through song and dance, including classic hits like “Conjunction Junction” and “Three is a Magic Number.”

And what better way to bring this musical to life than through the talents of the incredible local rock band, The Rusty Griswolds. Since 1999, The Rusty Griswolds have been performing; bringing energy as only they can to the best music of the 80s and SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. will be no exception!

SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, through February 21. 7:30 p.m. Friday February 13; Saturday February 14, 2 PM and 5 PM; Sunday, February 15 and Saturday, February 21, 2 PM; Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets $7-$25. 1-800-745-3000 and

Don’t miss Kid’s Kuisine, a tasty fundraiser for The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, presented by Cincinnati Magazine on Saturday February 21, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Taft Theatre Ballroom, 317 E. 5th Street, prior to the 2 PM performance of SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. Kid’s Kuisine guests will enjoy food and drink from exciting sponsors while area restaurants will showcase creative kid’s menus. There will also be “Play with your Food” stations plus young chefs will get inspired at the cooking stage. Children’s and adult tickets are $10 per guest when purchased in advance and $15 per guest at the door. To purchase visit or call Chris Ohmer at 513-562-2777.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s production of SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. is made possible by the generous support of Chemed. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is supported by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign. The Children’s Theatre’s Season Sponsors are the Charles H. Dater Foundation and the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Media sponsors are Cincinnati Enquirer, LOCAL 12 and Q102. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Kids Club is presented by Grace Kerr Orthodontics and Time Timer.

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