‘School House Rock Live’ goes up this month

Plays-in-the-Park will present “School House Rock Live” at the Stephen J. Capestro Amphitheater in Roosevelt Park, Edison. The show is based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday-morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever and tuneful songs.

Performances will take place indoors on Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20 and 26, with two shows each day, at 1 and 4 p.m.

Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher anxious 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” and “Conjunction Junction.”

“I encourage residents of all ages to come out for what will prove to be an entertaining show,” Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said. “Our Plays-in-the-Park are one of our greatest recreational offerings, and we are so pleased that thousands of our residents agree.”

“Bring your family and friends to enjoy this fantastic production. This is truly family entertainment at its best.”

Tickets cost $2 for children and $3 for adults. They can be purchased in person at the Plays-in-the-Park production office weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. or by mail by going to www.playsinthepark.