Description:

School House Rock JR

The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most fun and easily mounted musicals ever to hit the stage, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR.

An energetic musical, which follows Tom, a young schoolteacher, who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs as "Just a Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction" bring his lesson plans vividly to life.

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Nov 14th @ 10:00am  
  • Thursday, Nov 14th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Nov 15th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Nov 15th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 16th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 16th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Nov 17th @ 2:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

Please call the CYT office for Handicap Accessible seating. Thursday Night Family Night - Tickets $11 online and at the door. 913-681-3318

Peters Theatre, Brown Hall, William Jewell College:

252 William Jewell College Drive, Liberty , MO 64068


Show Notes:

See who's signed up to audition HERE. This list will be updated every couple of days until auditions.

Auditions:

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
4:30 - 8:30
Audition Location:
Hillside Christian Church
900 NE Vivion Road
Kansas City, MO 64118
Callbacks:
Saturday, August 24th, 2019
9:00 - 1:00
Callback Location
Hillside Christian Church
900 NE Vivion Road
Kansas City, MO 64118

Artistic Team:
Director: Kaylee Gallagher
Assistant Director: Stephanie Smeltzer
Music Director: Hillary Talken
Choreographer: Liz Watkins

North Production Coordinator:
Miranda Steffen
northproductions@cytkc.org
 

Character Breakdown

Tom
The idealistic young teacher and hero of our story. He is nervous about his first day of teaching, yet gradually becomes more at ease as the show continues. Cast a mature young performer who is amiable, likable, and charming. 
George
A marvelous character role. He takes the lead on "Three Is A Magic Number" and "Just A Bill."  George in particular is a calming presence and excellent cheerleader for Tom. He is the romantic, and he is caring and in control.
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Dori
Takes the lead on "A Noun Is A Person, Place, Or Thing," "The Preamble" and "Elbow Room." She it the goofiest of the gang, often acting silly and being playful.
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Shulie
Sweet and genuine. She is featured in "Unpack Your Adjectives" and takes the lead on "Interplanet Janet." 
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Joe
Definitely one cool kid. He's laid back and fun-loving. 
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Dina
Mature, thoughtful, and grounded. Dina is featured in "Unpack Your Adjectives" and takes the lead on "Interjections." 
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Elvis
A great role for a fantastic character actor. Make sure to cast a performer with a big personality that can embody the king of rock and roll!
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Janet
A good featured role for a great singer and actor with lots of personality! She leads "Interplanet Janet" with Shulie.
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Ensemble
Any young person could be cast in your ensemble. Remember, there are lots of small featured roles in the vignette songs that are easily filled by the ensemble, instead of double-cast with one of the named characters. Feel free to cast Congressmen, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis, Clark, Sacajawea, the Sun, the Planets, the Comet Team, Reginald, Doctor, Geraldine, Gerald, Franklin, the Team and the Crowd from the ensemble.