Mar 192014

Two different approaches to children’s theater are in the spotlight, with Sleeping Beauty on stage in Nashua this week and Schoolhouse Rock waiting in the wings to debut next weekend at Lawrence Academy in Groton.

SHR_LogoStep inside a rockin’ classroom and discover how a nervous teacher wins his spirited students over by taking advice about grammar, math, science and politics from TV characters in ArtsNashoba’s premier presentation of Schoolhouse Rock-LIVE!, March 28 and 29 at Lawrence Academy in Groton.

The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series is back — on stage! Schoolhouse Rock comes to life in this hilarious and wildly educational production that’s sure to delight today’s youths and evoke memories with the young at heart. Get down with nouns and sing along with those funky, familiar songs such as “Interplanetary Janet”, “Elbow Room”, “I’m Just a Bill” and dozens more! Join ArtsNashoba in their inaugural production featuring young actors from Ayer, Concord, Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell, Shirley, and Westford.

Schoolhouse Rock runs Friday, March 28 at 7pm.and Saturday March 29 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Academy Richardson Mees Performing Arts Center, Groton. Tickets are $12 Adults and $8 Seniors/students under 12 years. Tickets can be purchased at the Main St. Café in Groton, online at, or by calling 978-844-9271.

The Schoolhouse Rock Pop Quiz

How well do you know Schoolhouse Rock? Take a quiz and win prizes! “Pop Quiz” sheets can be downloaded right here, and are available at Groton businesses, and on the ArtsNashoba website, Send your answers to by March 24. Winners will be drawn from the correct entries and notified by March 25.

Katherine Towle as the ultimate villainess, Maleficent, in this weekend ' s performance of Sleeping Beauty

Katherine Towle as the ultimate villainess, Maleficent, in this weekend’s performance of Sleeping Beauty

Young Groton actress Megan Fitzpatrick is part of the cast of the Peacock Players’ presentation of the Disney classic, Sleeping Beauty, being staged this weekend in the Janice B. Streeter Theater in Nashua, New Hampshire this weekend.

Based upon the 1959 animated feature, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty brings fairy magic, evil dragons, and loves true kiss from the screen to the stage for a whole new generation of kids and families.

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty is the fifth production in Peacock Players 38th Annual Mainstage season. The award-winning youth theater will next present the New Hampshire debut of Disney’s Tarzan in May. For more information regarding Peacock Players upcoming auditions, Mainstage productions, classes, and Summer Theatre Camp, please visit

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty performances are scheduled for Friday Friday, March 21st at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 22nd at 2 p.m. 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 23rd at 2 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale a the Box Office, (603) 886-7000 and