Northwest NEWS

September 16, 2002


'School House Rock, Live'

The Monroe Play House opens its 2002/2003 season with the high-energy musical "School House Rock, Live!" which first aired on television 30 years ago as animated shorts with songs about grammar, math, and science that were tucked strategically between other Saturday morning cartoons.
   This stage version features the best numbers from the series, such as "Conjunction Junction" (what's your function?), "Three is a Magic Number," "Interplanet Janet" (she's a galaxy girl!) and "I am a Bill" (waiting here on Capitol Hill).
   So with teachers on strike, or kids groaning under the weight of back-to-school-blues, or anyone who just wants to have a good time with a fun musical should see School House Rock, Live! 
   The show is playing at the Monroe Play House, 123 North. Blakely Street in Monroe. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 5, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 22 through Oct. 6.
   Ticket prices are $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors and students. Group rates are available.
   For more information, contact the box office at 360/805-5699, or visit the web site at