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Schoolhouse Rock
Live! JR

Directed by Lucas Johnson

Music Directed by Joshua Whalen

Originally Adapted and Produced for the Stage by

Theatre BAM


From the Series Created by

George Newall and Tom Yohe


Based on an Idea by David McCall


Originally Conceived and Directed by Scott Ferguson


Book by

Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall and George Keating


Music and Lyrics by

Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, David Frishberg,

Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

The Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is the basis for one of the most fun musicals ever to hit the stage, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. This revue-like show is an energetic musical which follows a young schoolteacher, who is nervous about their first day of teaching. Various characters, representing different parts of the teacher’s personality, encourage him/her to win the students over with lessons filled with imagination and music. Memorable songs like "I’m Just a Bill," "Conjunction Junction" and “Inter-planet Janet” 
bring the lesson plans vividly to life.


This is an interactive show! We would love to hear you singing along, responding, and see you dancing in your seats. Have FUN with us!!

The mission of MCT is to spark imaginations by presenting professional quality children’s theatre on a consistent basis. We have been staging a variety of artistic performances in Austin since 1975. We believe our artists and performers deserve to have a platform from which they can share their creative and innovative works.



Renae Clark, Logan Merfeld


Jacob Plummer, CJ Turcotte


Heather Meyer, Nifaya Perkins, Aubrey Learn, Sariah Echols


Blake Zimbelman


Jalen Maxwell


Mollie Johnson


Eli Heinzeroth

Interplanet Janet

McKenna Barren


Eli Heinzeroth, Joshua Zerke, Atticus Burnham, Logan Merfeld, CJ Turcotte, Spencer Riedl, Sariah Echols, Clara Stanley, Siri Schmit, Kinley Kirchhoff, Aubrey Learn, Nifaya Perkins, McKenna Barren


Director - Lucas Johnson

Music Director - Joshua Whalen

Tech Assistant - Hannah Zerke

Tech Assistant - Cleopatra Carlson 

Hair and Makeup Design - Kylie Larson

Lighting Designer - Ben Dundas 

Sound Designer - Joshua Whalen

Costume Designer - Carley Carranza

Set Designers - Christoph Dundas & Lucas Johnson

Marketing Director - Angie Perry

Stagehands - Amanda Johnson, Val Johnson, Mollie Johnson, Marley Johnson, Maxine Johnson, Kenley Johnson, Jen Wiebrand, Heidi Clark, Renae Clark, CJ Turcotte, Sariah Echols, Nifaya Perkins


Matchbox Children's Theatre Board of Directors

First United Methodist Church

Riverland Community College Theatre Department

John Deyo

Christoph Dundas

Benjamin Dundas

Tessa B Photography

Jen Wiebrand

Rylan Clark


We have seen so much support through donations of all kinds. Equipment, volunteer help, monetary, and wonderful word of mouth. Thank you thank you thank you! MCT continues to THRIVE thanks to all of YOU!

Joseph Company

American Legion Post 91

VFW Post 1216

Donnelly Law Office

Potach & Mitchell Dental

IBI Data

Austin Area Foundation

Mayo Foundation

Walmart of Austin

D&G Ace Hardware

Cindy Bellrichard

Swen & Heather Neufeldt

Larry & Linda Keenan

Belita Schindler

Lori & Allen Lysne

Sunnee Flink

Mary Moritz

Please donate to support our upcoming 50th season, let's hit that milestone together!!


Matchbox Children's Theatre

Saturday, April 6th

Doors open at 4:30pm

Feast begins at 5:30pm

Show kicks off at 6:00pm

Join our adventurers on this FANTASTICAL FUNDRAISER supporting our upcoming SEASON 50!!!!!

Dinner theatre at its comical finest!

Hear ye, hear ye! A night of medieval feasting, family-friendly comedy,

and pure nonsense that will have you falling out of your seats!

And most importantly, there will be me, Geoff Smith, as your humble

and omniscient host and Game Master.

When you buy your tickets,

YOU get to vote for which character you would like each player to be!

More Info and tickets here:

A bravo and job well done to all who made this show possible.
An incredible amount of thanks to all of you for coming. :)

Warmest Wishes,
Matchbox Children's Theatre

NOTICE: In accordance with MTI royalty contract, the videotaping or other video OR audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

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