REVIEW: Opera House presents ‘Schoolhouse Rock Live!’

By: MJ Pendleton – July 13th, 2009 . Director Ron Chisholm really knows how to entertain. For “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” he has put together such a fabulous cast and crew that the fun simply flows nonstop. According to production stage manager Michelle Ponton, who is also the light-board operator, there is a certain amount of […]

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Theater Review: Silly setup of ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ can’t distract from catchy songs

By John Staton, John.Staton@StarNewsOnline.com . Published: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 10:15 a.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 10:14 a.m. . Whether or not you grew up singing along to the songs of “Schoolhouse Rock,” there’s no denying their catchy power. . Originally created in the 1970s to teach Saturday-morning-cartoon-watching kids about history, […]

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WECT – Popular 70s cartoon comes to life on stage

. Posted: July 9, 2009 10:43 AM Updated: July 9, 2009 10:55 AM Reported by Heather Setzler – bio|email . WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Those of us who grew up in the 1970s and 80s probably remember the familiar songs of School House Rock on Saturday mornings. . “We watched it all the time in […]

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Opera House brings ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ to the stage

By John Staton, John.Staton@StarNewsOnline.com . Published: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 8:32 a.m. . Lessons about grammar, government and mathematics aren’t usually sources of nostalgia. But that’s exactly what has become of “Schoolhouse Rock,” a well-loved series of musical Saturday-morning cartoons that used catchy melodies and engaging animation to do one of the hardest things […]

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Opera House Theater Company presents ‘Schoolhouse Rock’

By: MJ Pendleton – July 7th, 2009 SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK Preview Opera House Theater Compant City Stage 21 N Front St. July 8th-12th, 17th-19th & 24th-26th, Wed.-Sat., 8pm, and Sun., 3pm Tickets: $18-$20 (910) 343-3664 . In 1973, advertising executive David McCall noticed that his son knew all of the lyrics to all of the Beatles’ […]

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