2012 News Releases
Schoolhouse Rock, Live!FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Janet Peterson, Marketing & Public Relations Director
TEL: (856) 825-6800, Ext. 108 | FAX: (856) 825-2410
MILLVILLE, NJ - A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage at WheatonArts. Surflight Theatre To Go will present Schoolhouse Rock, Live! on March 24 at 2 p.m. in the Event Center. This performance is part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s The Stages Festival, an annual statewide event that provides discounted and free theatre performances, workshops and events for families throughout the month of March. This performance is free to children and their families.
Schoolhouse Rock, Live! is the Emmy Award winning 1970s cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs. The show is an energetic, colorful, fast-paced musical with zany, loveable characters that just happens to be educational. Sing along as Surflight To Go brings life to favorite Saturday morning instructional tunes. Schoolhouse Rock Live! meets New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 5.5, 5.9, 6.1, and 6.2. (Watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5XpqWkhHsY) Learn more about this production at http://www.surflight.org/schoolhouse.htm.
The Stages Festival is a statewide event offering free and discounted tickets to performances, workshops, classes and events at the states professional theatres, as well as in non-tradition venues like libraries, schools, senior centers and museums. The program was developed to encourage New Jersey’s citizens to attend their local professional theatres by making the experience affordable, accessible and fun.
All across the state, patrons will receive free and discounted tickets to over 100 performances and special events, including classes, workshops and backstage tours. Since its inception in 1998, the program has served over 75,000 people. The New Jersey Theatre Alliance encourages audiences to bring children, grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends, and make a day of it.
Seating is limited for this show. To reserve a seat call WheatonArts at 800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800, extension 101. A donation is suggested. To receive a full schedule of statewide events for The Stages Festival please visit www.stagesfestival.org.
For more information about WheatonArts, call 1-800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800, or visit online at www.wheatonarts.org. WheatonArts strives to ensure the accessibility of its exhibitions, events and programs to all persons with disabilities. Provide two weeks notice for additional needs. Patrons with hearing and speech disabilities may contact WheatonArts through the New Jersey Relay Service (TRS) 800-852-7899 or by dialing 711.
Surflight Theatre is located at Engleside & Beach Avenues, Beach Haven, NJ 08008. Contact them at 609-492-9477 or visit www.surflight.org. The Surflight To Go programs are complete professional theatrical productions.
Founded in 1981, the New Jersey Theatre Alliance is the first statewide organization for professional, not-for-profit theatre companies in the United States, and is a leader in developing model programs that foster collaboration, cooperation and audience development. Currently celebrating its 30th year, the Alliance provides member theatres and arts patrons a wide range of supportive services and programs. The Alliance assists member theatres in their growth and development, as well as in the promotion of their programs, helping them reach their full potential. For arts patrons, the Alliance provides a variety of services to enhance their theatre-going experience. (www.njtheatrealliance.org)
The Stages Festival is a co-sponsored project of The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Major funding support is also provided by Bank of America and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. (www.stagesfestival.org)
Additional support has been provided by The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Grotta Fund for Senior Care of the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest of NJ, The HMS Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, The F. M. Kirby Foundation, The George A. Ohl Jr. Trust Foundation, Prudential Foundation, and The Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement.
Discover Jersey Arts is a marketing partner. Visit www.JerseyArts.com for more information about other arts programming happening around the Garden State.