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Meet the brilliant DCT teens behind this heartwarming holiday musical!

Top Row (Left to Right): Sparrow Marie (Esther King / Young Lady #2 / Italian Countess /Opera Guest / Party Guest / Tourist)Sam Hurley (Father)Brenna Stewart (Marmee)Dorothy Bartke (Mrs. Gardiner / Mrs. Hummel / Mrs. Kirke / Tourist)Cate Goglia (Mary Kingsley / Mrs. Moffat / Boarder #2 / French Countess / Opera Guest)

Bottom Row (Left to Right): Audrey Tabor (Molly / Anna King / Boarder #3 / Tourist)Emily Bailey (Jenny Snow / German Baroness / Young Lady #1 / Opera Guest)Lily Devlin (Rose Parker / Young Lady #3 / Opera guest / Tourist)Erin Mansour (Alice Grimble / Sally Moffat / Opera Guest / Tourist)Andy Carter (Mr. Davis / Dr. Bangs / Young Man #2 / Porter #2 / Tour Guide / Boarder #1)

Top Row (Left to Right): Zoë Emrick (Hannah Mullet)Ben Villaseñor (Mr. Laurence / Professor Bhaer)Stella Sulser (Aunt March)Jonas Laukoter (John Brooke / Young Man #1)Tremaine Jones (Laurie Laurence) 

Bottom Row (Left to Right): Mimi Simons (Meg March)Layla Rorem (Jo March)Jace Petrutsas (Ned Moffat / Porter #1 / Croupier / Young Soldier / Young Man #3)Abby Chapman (Beth March)Halligan Delaney (Amy March)

Script & Lyrics by Linda Daugherty
Music & Lyrics by B. Wolf
Based on the book by Louisa May Alcott
Directed by K. Doug Miller
Dec. 7 – 22
Ages 9 and up
Celebrate life, love, and family in this festive musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s cherished novel set against the backdrop of the American Civil War. The March sisters – romantic Meg, spirited Jo, sweet Beth, and headstrong Amy – face adventure, heartbreak, and enduring hope as they weather life’s changes in this timeless drama. Embrace the spirit of the holiday season through a story that has captured the hearts of readers for more than 150 years. Performed by the DCT Academy all-teen cast!

Lyrics to “Conjunction Junction” from SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!

In this #ThrowbackThursday series we’re preparing families for our show, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!, by taking it back to the 70s when many of the TV shows classic songs premiered. Here are the lyrics to the song “Conjunction Junction” from Dallas Children’s Theater’s production of SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!

Conjunction Junction, what’s your function?
Hooking up words and phrases and clauses.
Conjunction Junction, how’s that function?
I got three favorite cars
That get most of my job done.
Conjunction Junction, what’s their function?
I got “and”, “but”, and “or”,
They’ll get you pretty far.

[spoken] “And”:
That’s an additive, like “this and that”.
That’s sort of the opposite,
“Not this but that”.
And then there’s “or”:
O-R, when you have a choice like
“This or that”.
“And”, “but”, and “or”,
Get you pretty far.

[sung] Conjunction Junction, what’s your function?
Hooking up two boxcars and making ’em run right.
Milk and honey, bread and butter, peas and rice.
Hey that’s nice!
Dirty but happy, digging and scratching,
Losing your shoe and a button or two.
He’s poor but honest, sad but true,

Conjunction Junction, what’s your function?
Hooking up two cars to one
When you say something like this choice:
“Either now or later”
Or no choice:
“Neither now nor ever”
Hey that’s clever!
Eat this or that, grow thin or fat,
Never mind, I wouldn’t do that,
I’m fat enough now!

Conjunction Junction, what’s your function?
Hooking up phrases and clauses that balance, like:
Out of the frying pan and into the fire.
He cut loose the sandbags,
But the balloon wouldn’t go any higher.
Let’s go up to the mountains,
Or down to the seas.
You should always say “thank you”,
Or at least say “please”.

Conjunction Junction, what’s your function?
Hooking up words and phrases and clauses
In complex sentences like:
[spoken] In the mornings, when I’m usually wide awake, I love to take a walk through the gardens and down by the lake, where I often see a duck and a drake, and I wonder, as I walk by, just what they’d say if they could speak, although I know that’s an absurd thought.

Conjunction Junction, what’s your function?
Hooking up cars and making ’em function.
Conjunction Junction, how’s that function?
I like tying up words and phrases and clauses.
Conjunction Junction, watch that function.
I’m going to get you there if you’re very careful.
Conjunction Junction, what’s your function?
I’m going to get you there if you’re very careful.
Conjunction Junction, what’s your function?
I’m going to get you there if you’re very careful.

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

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. MTIShows[dot]com

January 25 – February 23, 2020

Recommended for ages 5 and up

If you were a kid from the early 70s to mid 80s when this series was first on TV, or in the mid 90s when it ran again; you owe it to yourself to go back in time to the good old days. Relive how fun learning English, history, science, and math was thanks to Saturday morning television and this pop culture phenomenon! There’s no time like the present to start teaching the rest of the family such megahits as Conjunction Junction, Just A Bill, Three Is A Magic Number, and others so everyone can be a part of the show! Join nervous school teacher Tom, and all of those crazy cartoon characters, for a turn-up-the-volume blast you won’t soon forget!

Learn more about this show and others in our 2019-2020 season at dct.org.

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