Jul 3, 2012

FVCC Children's Summer Theatre to Present "Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr." and "A Bagful of Fables"

Flathead Valley Community College Children’s Summer Theatre will bring fun-filled and affordable entertainment for all ages to its stage this summer as it presents “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” and “A Bagful of Fables.”  The shows, opening July 21, star local children ages seven to 13.

FVCC Theatre students serve as the directors, stage managers, and technical crews for both productions.  “School House Rock Live! Jr.” will be performed July 21, 29, and August 4 at 2 p.m.; and July 28 and August 3 at 7 p.m.  “A Bagful of Fables” will be performed July 22, 28, and August 5 at 2 p.m.; and July 21, 27, and August 4 at 7 p.m.

“A Bagful of Fables,” directed by FVCC student Heather Smith, offers a delightful selection of Aesop’s Fables and is a joy for the whole family, especially youngsters.  Aesop himself takes the audience on a trip through some of his most well-known stories, such as “The Fox and the Crow,” as his troupe of actors perform some important life lessons.

“Schoolhouse Rock!” is a four-time Emmy® award-winning series and a timeless collection of animated songs that taught an entire generation to believe that “knowledge is power.”  Director and FVCC student Kenny Griggs has brought together a group of talented children to perform in “Schoolhouse Rock! Jr. Live.”  The children sing, dance and act as they tell the story of a new schoolteacher, Tom, and his anxious morning before his first day at work.  While he is getting ready, a few special children appear and give him the knowledge, power and courage he needs to start his first day.

The shows are suitable for audiences of all ages.  Tickets cost $2 for children and $5 for adults and can be purchased in advance at the FVCC Bookstore or by calling 756-3814.  Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door of the FVCC Theatre inside the Arts and Technology Building on the college campus in Kalispell.

For more information, contact Rich Haptonstall at or at 756-3962.