- General admission to Childsplay’s Schoolhouse Rock Live!
- When: Saturday, February 28, at 2 p.m.
- Where: Music Hall Center
- Door time: 1 p.m.
- Full offer value includes all fees
- $29 for one child ticket and one adult ticket (up to $40 value)
- $39 for one family pack for up to two adults and two children (up to $50 value)
Schoolhouse Rock Live!
- How you probably encountered Schoolhouse Rock: as a youngster in the ’70s and ’80s when it originally aired (or in the ’90s when it was revived); as an elementary-school student with a hip teacher; or as a freshman legislator brushing up on how a bill becomes a law
- What made it unique: It introduced young viewers to grammar, social sciences, math, and history through songs, cartoons, and videos rather than dry lectures or unsettling telepathic rays.
- Songs that, once heard, can never be erased from an impressionable young mind: “Conjunction Junction,” “Interplanet Janet,” “Unpack Your Adjectives”
- Childsplay company director Anthony Runfola’s stated goal for this production: to “put a little more ‘rock’ into Schoolhouse Rock”
- What else is new: a flashy multimedia set inspired by the games Tetris and Minecraft
- How Arizona Republic described the Tempe premiere: “It’s fun, but it’s also sophisticated,” with costumes “like a Dr. Seuss book come to life” and “consistently snazzy” songs.
Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Built in 1928, Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts dazzles patrons with an ornate art-deco façade and lush Spanish Renaissance interior. Elegant columns, glittering chandeliers, and vibrant geometric patterns create a palatial atmosphere in the lobby. The auditorium's intimately arranged velvet seats leave every viewer within 70 feet of the stage, eliminating the need for binoculars or drawn-out games of telephone describing the onstage action.