Forty years ago , David McCall, an advertising executive noticed his son was having trouble in school memorizing his multiplication tables but, knew the lyrics to many of the current rock songs. To help his son the first "Schoolhouse
Rock"song was recorded" Three is a Magic Number" written by Bob Dorough. The song tested well amongst children so a record was made and was released. Tom Yohe heard the song and thought it could be well animated into a cartoon. They took the song to ABC Vice-President of children's programming Michael Eisner to pitch the song for the Saturday morning cartoon line-up. The rest is
educational history and they created more multiplication songs.
"Grammar Rock" was soon to follow with such popular songs as "Interjections" Unpack Your Adjectives" and "Conjunction Junction". To coincide the The United
States bicentennial in 1976 "America Rock" was born with favorites like "The Preamble", "Mother Necessity" and of course "I'm Just a Bill". The fourth installment was "Science Rock" which brought us "Do the Circulation" and "Interplanet Janet"
We here at Imagination Theatre are so excited to say "Happy Birthday" to an American Educational Icon "Schoolhouse Rock". Come relive your "Saturday Morning Cartoon" childhood by watching Imagination Theatre bring your favorite songs to life on stage with "Schoolhouse Rock Live".
Performances are Saturday, March 2 at 2pm and 7pm at Glacier Middle School Auditorium:
Adults are $8.00 / 5-12 year olds are $5.00/ 4 years old and younger FREE