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Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. – Sage On Stage Class Enrollment


Tuition: $225 (special pricing available – see below section “Special Discount Offers”)
Ages 7-18
Capacity: 50 students
In-Person Enrollment: June 21 at Raue Center, 6-8 PM (6-6:30 RaueNOW Family members only)*
Online Enrollment: June 21 at 8 PM for RaueNOW Family members, June 22 at 10 AM for the general public*
Enrollment Deadline: July 23

*READ PDF for complete enrollment info.
Please read fully BEFORE enrolling. 

Raue Center’s Sage On Stage is back!–and this time we’re headed “back to school”! 

Students will spend three weeks honing their musical theatre skills, working alongside our cast and crew of professional Chicagoland actors and technicians,  learning what goes on “behind the scenes” of a mainstage Raue Center show. Students will get to build on all the great performance fundamentals we teach in the classroom, then put those skills into practice for an audience as part of the youth cast for our very own full-scale production of SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR., performing for two weekends on Raue Center’s stage!

Your enrollment fee includes two complimentary tickets to the show of your choice, with additional tickets available for purchase for friends and family!

The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most fun and easily mounted musicals ever to hit the stage, Schoolhouse Rock Live!  This energetic musical follows a young school teacher, who is nervous about their first day of teaching. They try to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of their personality emerge from the set and show them how to win their students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs, “Just a Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly” and “Conjunction Junction” bring their lesson plans vividly to life.

Important Dates

Placement Auditions for solo singing/speaking roles:
Wednesday, August 11, 6:30-8:30 PM. 

First rehearsal Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021
Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings (6:30-8:30 PM) September 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, October 1, and 4; and Saturdays (12-4 PM) September 11, 18, 25, and October 2.

Tech Rehearsals:
October 6, 7, and 8 | 5-9 PM

Performance Dates & Times:
Saturday, October 9, 2021 @ 7pm
Sunday, October 10, 2021 @ 2pm
Thursday, October 14, 2021 @ 10am & 12:15pm (school shows)
Friday, October 15, 2021 @ 7pm
Saturday, October 16, 2021 @ 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021 @ 2pm

*READ PDF for Prerequisites, FAQ’s and other information.
Please read fully BEFORE enrolling. 

**Financial aid available–contact us at education@rauecenter.org for more information!

*PLEASE NOTE: Once we reach 50 enrolled students, enrollment will close.  This may happen before online enrollment is scheduled to open–please check our website and our Sage Studio Facebook for the most up-to-date information on availability.  In the event of a sellout, we will accept students for waitlist spots–to be added to that list, email us at education@rauecenter.org.  Please include your name, your student’s name and age, and the best email address to reach you.  If a spot becomes available we will reach out to you via email–you will have 24 hours to respond before we move on to the next person on the list.