Timber Lake Playhouse presents School House Rock, Jr! this Weekend Featuring TLP’s “Next Stage” Youn
Produced by TLP’s “Next Stage” young theatre group, the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs is not only making a small-screen comeback, it’s instructing a whole new generation to “Unpack Your Adjectives” and “Do The Circulations,” it’s lighting up TLP’s stage this summer.
Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, 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, through such beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs as “Just A Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly” and “Conjunction Junction.”
School House Rock Live, Jr. performances are Saturday, July 27 at 11:00 and 2:00at the playhouse in Mt. Carroll. All tickets are $8.00
Additional performances of TLP’s Magic Owl Children’s Theatre production of The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig will be held July 26 & 30 and August 2, 13, 15 & 16 at 2:00 pm and August 3 at 11:00 am. The story goes, when it comes time for the three little wolves to go out into the world and build themselves a house, their mother warns them to beware the big bad pig. But the little wolves’ increasingly sturdy dwellings are no match for the persistent porker, who has more up his sleeve than huffing and puffing. It takes a chance encounter with a flamingo pushing a wheelbarrow full of flowers to provide a surprising and satisfying solution to the little wolves’ housing crisis.
TLP’s Company Cabaret will be held on The Deck after the Saturday night performance of Mamma Mia! Members of the Resident Company will entertain in a cabaret-style setting.
There is no charge for the Company Cabaret, but seating is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
TLP will hold their Annual Gala on the campus of Timber Lake Playhouse on Saturday, August 3. The event will begin in the theatre with hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and a live auction. Gala attendees will move to the tent for a delicious dinner by Lessman Catering, silent auction, a private VIP announcement of TLP’s 2020 season, and dancing and music following. Tickets for the Gala are $75.
Following the Gala, TLP will open The Deck bar for a public announcement of the 2020 season complete with songs and scenes performed by the 2019 Resident Company and fireworks on the shores of Timber Lake. There is no charge for The Deck announcement and fireworks.
Mamma Mia! is presently in production at TLP and runs through August 4th. Don’t miss all the exciting events at Timber Lake this summer. For more information, visit the TLP website at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org or call the Box Office at (815) 244-2035. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 – 3:00 and until intermission on show days.