“Schoolhouse Rock Live” Show Opens at Music Pier July 2

“Schoolhouse Rock Live” Show Opens at Music Pier July 2

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"School House Rock Live!" starts the Ocean City Theatre Company off right with a July 2 performance at the Music Pier. (Photo courtesy OCTC)

The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) will once again present five family-friendly theatrical productions this summer.

OCTC has assembled talented, professional casts directed and choreographed by Shannon Agnew to bring to life a wide range of stories at the Ocean City Music Pier.

The 2019 Children’s Series begins on July 2 and 5 at 10:30 a.m. with “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” The pop culture phenomenon and Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs, is not only making a small-screen comeback, it’s lighting up stages everywhere.

The show follows Tom, a nerve-wracked schoolteacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching T.V., 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, through such songs as “Just a Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly” and “Conjunction Junction.”

OCTC’s 2019 Children’s Theatre Series in Ocean City continues throughout the summer. Join Gerald and Piggie for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books in Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are In A Play!” on July 9.

See what happens when a girl loses her favorite stuffed bunny in the adventure, song, and dancing laundry-filled musical based on the beloved Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical on July 16. In “Stellaluna and Other Tales” on July 23rd, watch Stellaluna the bat, Verdi the snake, and Pinduli the hyena face being bullied by a nasty lion and share stories about building self-confidence in this delightful musical based on the popular books by Janell Cannon.

The Ocean City Music Pier will serve as the venue for the OCTC Children’s Theatre Series.

The Children’s Theatre Series will conclude with “How I became a Pirate” on July 30th.

Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates as they enlist young Jeremy Jacob to find the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds that adventuring can be lots of fun, but also learns that love and home are treasures you can’t find on any map!

The 2019 Children’s Series program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Cape May County Culture & Heritage Commission, from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

To learn more about the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company and other upcoming professional and educational programming visit www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com.

All Tickets are $10, with a $12 day-of price, so make sure to buy them in advance.

For Tickets to shows at the historic Ocean City Music Pier call 609-399-6111 or visit www.oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.