Families will soon be rocking out at the Performing Arts Center when the hit cartoon series, Schoolhouse Rock, comes to life on stage!

Cal Poly Arts presents SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7 p.m. (Ages 5+)

According to The Arizona Republic, the show is “fast-moving, energetic and, at an hour, the perfect length. Adults won’t check their watches and kids won’t grow restless in their seats. Quite simply, it’s pure fun.”

The original TV show, which presented academic subjects through mega-hits like “Conjunction Junction” and “Just a Bill,” has received a bit of a makeover as Childsplay premieres an updated sound to the popular hits as part of their 20th Anniversary tour.

“One of the things I really wanted to do was put a little more ‘rock’ into Schoolhouse Rock,” explains show director Anthony Runfola. “While this production will still feature a wide cross-section of musical styles and the original melodies are all still there, we have given the music a fresh perspective.”

Also getting an update is the multimedia design of the show. The set is designed to reflect the digital age, influenced by both the ’80s video game, “Tetris” and the current game sweeping the nation, “Minecraft.” Video is also integrated with the choreography and projected onto prop and set pieces.

“Even though Schoolhouse Rock may not be on TV anymore, the show is still used in classrooms by the teachers that grew up with it,” says Runfola. “The show will bring back great memories for the adults. But for the children, it’s going to connect directly with their lives right now. I can only hope the music stays with them as it did with me and my generation!”

All reserved seats are $24 for adult / $12 students and may be purchased in advance at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office, Tuesday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m, located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus.  The Ticket Office is also open as of noon on all performance days.

TICKETS: 805/756-4TIX (4849) or order online at www.calpolyarts.org.

Sponsored by The Tribune/SanLuisObispo.com.

For more information on all Cal Poly Arts events, including audio and video samples, please visit www.calpolyarts.org.