(Joplin, MO) – A pop culture phenomenon will return to the musical stage when the national touring production of Schoolhouse Rock Live! visits Joplin on Saturday, November 20, 2021, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm at Joplin High School Performing Arts Center (2104 Indiana Ave, Joplin, MO 64804). This will be the first performance in Connect2Culture’s (C2C) 2021-2022 Curtains Up Series.
This high-energy, live performance from Childsplay of Tempe, Arizona brings the classic Saturday morning cartoons to life with imaginative image projections, audience engagement, and a rock’n’roll feel. Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a young schoolteacher who dreads the first day of school. When he turns on a television to soothe his nerves, Tom is visited by three aspects of his personality, who remind him how fun learning can be!
Including beloved megahits like “Conjunction Junction” and “Just a Bill,” Schoolhouse Rock Live! is children’s theatre the entire family can enjoy – from parents to kids.
“Schoolhouse Rock Live! is the perfect way to kick off our Curtains Up Series,” said Emily Frankoski, director of C2C. “C2C can’t wait to share this A+ performance with local children and their families!”
Schoolhouse Rock Live! is the first performance in Connect2Culture’s 2021-2022 Curtains Up Series. Upcoming performances in the series include: Dallas String Quartet: Electric Christmas (December 11, 2021), Charles McPherson: The Journey Home (February 19, 2022), The TEN Tenors: Love Is In The Air (February 26, 2022), and Las Cafeteras (April 2, 2022).
Tickets will be $15–$25. To encourage a safer, more contactless experience, day-of sales will increase by $5. Discounts for students, seniors, active military/veterans, and groups available. Tickets are sold exclusively at connect2culture.org, over the phone at 417.501.5550, or at the Joplin Empire Market on Saturday, November 13.
Connect2Culture (C2C) is a not-for-profit arts organization founded in 2009 to enhance community through culture. Unlike any organization in the Joplin area, C2C is a respected community arts agency, a champion of the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex, and a performing arts presenter. C2C strives to expand audience and resources needed to “ignite a passion for the arts, culture, and entertainment” in the Joplin area.