Live Performers at the 2023 Book Festival

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Scheduled Performers


Based on a collection of whimsical poems by Phillip Van Wagoner, this musical revue follows a group of kids as they come together to create a show that’s bursting with poems and creativity. One by one, they each share their imaginative creations, with the hope that they can inspire the audience to take up writing their own poems. When a nervous performer panics because they cannot come up with a poem, the cast helps their friend shed self-doubt and ignite a creative spark!

Columbia County Youth Theatre

School House Rock Live Jr.
Time: 1 pm | Program Length: TBA
Audience Age: ALL

Based on the ever-popular, award-winning cartoons, this fast-paced musical teaches lessons with clever, catchy tunes.

The story follows Tom, a young schoolteacher, who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He 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. Memorable songs as “Just a Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly” and “Conjunction Junction” bring his lesson plans vividly to life.

Directed and choreographed by Danielle DeLamater and Produced by Edgar Acevedo, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. is a surefire hit amongst audiences of all ages and experience levels.

This production is made possible through the support of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival and Jack Shear.

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John Farrell Performance

Aaron Nigel Smith

John Farrell

Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek