An innovative musical titled "School House Rock Live!" is coming to Joseph High School next month.

Joseph High School thespians, under the direction of Pam Latta and Richelle Chitwood, and the JHS music department, under the direction of Michelle Homan, are joining forces to bring one of musical theater's brightest shows to the JHS stage Thursday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m.

Ticket prices for the musical are $6 for a single and $20 for a family. 

The production is based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s educational cartoon series "School House Rock." It uses a wide array of musical styles to teach grammar, math, science, history, social studies and political science while telling the story of Elizabeth (portrayed by Lizzy Bright), a young teacher nervously anticipating her first day on the job. 

Elizabeth turns on her television and suddenly her recreation room is filled with "School House Rock" characters (Ashly Nelthropp, Anna Bird, Tess DeLury, Andrea Bergland, and Sadra Beckman), who show Elizabeth that learning can be fun. The audience will recognize many favorite songs, from Conjunction Junction" and "Interjections" to "Interplanet Janet."

The actors will be joined by the combined talents of Joseph's junior high/high school choir and the 5th/6th grade choir, which will be joined by a number of elementary students.

Joseph High School FCCLA will offer two dinners prior to performances. At 5:30 pm, on Saturday, they will offer a complete Mexican dinner and at 12:30 pm on Sunday, they will offer a baked potato and salad bar. The price for dinner is $6 for a single and $20 for a family.

For more information, one may call Pam Latta at 432-7130.

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