“Schoolhouse Rock Live!” is in Birmingham, April 11-21—get your tickets now

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Schoolhouse Rock Live! is a must-see at Virginia Samford Theatre in Birmingham. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Get ready for a nostalgic trip, Birmingham. We’re heading back to carefree Saturday mornings filled with fun-loving and educational cartoons—with a live theatre twist.

Schoolhouse Rock Live! hits the Virginia Samford Theatre stage, April 11-21, with catchy tunes, groovy characters and more. Read on for show details including why it’s a must-see for all ages. 

Schoolhouse Rock Live! details

A retro show that keeps rocking kids + families

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Birmingham’s young female leaders in Schoolhouse Rock Live! (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

If you don’t think songs about adverbs and multiplication could be entertaining, this show will change your mind in a flash.

It’s based on the 1970s animated musical education series, Schoolhouse Rock!, which made learning exciting through zany characters and clever, snappy tunes about history, grammar, math and more.

Fun fact: Schoolhouse Rock! was ahead of its time. Love today’s video shorts on platforms like TikTok? The show featured video shorts of about three minutes in length that were played during commercial breaks during Saturday morning cartoons.

About Schoolhouse Rock Live!

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Nate Blakley plays the teacher in Virginia Samford Theatre’s production of Schoolhouse Rock Live! (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Schoolhouse Rock Live! brings the pop culture phenomenon to the stage in a fast-paced energetic musical that will win you and the whole family over with imagination and music.

The show follows a young teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching.

To calm his nerves, he decides to watch TV. When he turns the station to Schoolhouse Rock!, various characters from the show come alive to help him prepare for his first class.

See the STARS of Virginia Samford Theatre

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You’ll love the cast of Schoolhouse Rock Live! in Birmingham. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

What’s extra special about this show? It features Virginia Samford Theatre’s top STARS students in their Mainstage Season for the very first time.

STARS (Students Take A Role at the Samford) is a program created by the Virginia Samford Theatre to give kids an opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and supportive arts environment.

Its mission is to provide affordable, high-quality theatre education and performance opportunities for all children no matter their situation. 

In Schoolhouse Rock Live!, you’ll see this talented group of students perform memorable classics like Just a Bill, Conjunction Junction, Lolly, Lolly, Lolly and many more.

“We are extremely excited to have our STARS lead a Mainstage show this season!

Many of them have performed roles in our Mainstage shows before, but this is a chance for the community to see that these students can really deliver a fantastic, entertaining show.

Plus, the fun and nostalgia of the music with the vintage costumes make it perfect to enjoy with your whole family.” 

Jenna Bellamy, STARS Director, Virginia Samford Theatre

Are you ready to sing along? Get your tickets now to Schoolhouse Rock Live! at the Virginia Samford Theatre, April 11-21.

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