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.
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 artsnashoba.org, 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, www.artsnashoba.org. Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 24. Winners will be drawn from the correct entries and notified by March 25.
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 www.peacockplayers.org.
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 www.peacockplayers.org.