Our dedicated critic, Mila Vincent, 5, put on her Go-Go Boots to check out Schoolhouse Rock Live! at Dallas Children’s Theater with her grandmother and co-critic Johannah Luza. She arrived early — always a good idea at DCT — to check out the pre-show activities in the lobby and stayed late to get autographs from the actors.
Here are their reviews:
Mila: Schoolhouse Rock! was a TV show way before I was born and I got to dress like the kids did in the 70’s and 80’s. The lobby of the Dallas Children’s Theater had old-time arcade games like Pac-Man that my Uncle Rocky said he used to play. Girls wore Go-Go boots and jean skirts, too. The teacher in the play wanted to make learning fun and the cast members even threw balls out into the audience and I caught one! I really liked all the dancing and singing and wish we could do that every day in my pre-kindergarten class!
Johannah: It was fun for parents to see the arcade games in the lobby and attempt to teach the kids how to play them before the show started. This short, entertaining play kept the attention of everyone and the involvement of the audience made it even better. At the end of each show, the cast sings Happy Birthday to the kids with birthdays that month. Dallas Children’s Theater is a real treat for kids, parents and grandparents, too!
Where: Dallas Children’s Theater | 5938 Skillman St. Dallas 75231
When: Through Sun. Feb. 23 | Recommended for 5 and older
Originally conceived and directed by Scott Ferguson; book by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall and George Keating.
Music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe.
Directed by Nancy Schaeffer.