Page Series: Rock the Presidents
Rock the Presidents
Book and Lyrics by Dwayne Hartford
Music by Sarah Roberts
Directed by Anthony Runfola
Childsplay’s smash-hit musical about the presidents of the United States is back by popular demand! Rock the Presidents is a high octane, multi-media-filled, musical revue spanning 223 years of the American presidency – from George Washington to Barack Obama. The 44 men who rose to the highest office in the land are brought to life through rock, pop and folk music.
Founded in 1977, Childsplay is a nationally and internationally respected professional theatre company whose chosen audience is children. Childsplay believes that young people deserve to experience challenging, thought-provoking theatre of the highest artistic quality. Their respect for children’s intelligence and creativity drives them to produce new and innovative works by theatre’s finest artists. In the past 36 years, Childsplay has educated and inspired more than four million young people and families, serving an average annual audience of 200,000 students, teachers, and families.
Praise for Childsplay and Rock the Presidents
“Childsplay isn’t just one of the best theater troupes in Arizona, it also is one of the best theaters for young audiences in the country, with top-notch acting and production values.” – Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic
“As always Childsplay creates a variety of winning special effects, wild set pieces, creative costumes and a bunch of other theatrical tricks that take the young audiences on a magical journey and adventure.“ -Chris Curcio, KBAQ Theatre Critic
“Childsplay is more than an entertainment experience, it is a valuable teaching tool which can enrich and enhance a student’s educational experience.” –Elementary School Teacher
“In the proud tradition of “Schoolhouse Rock!,” the world-premiere stage musical is a raucous, cheeky and ultimately moving salute to America’s 44 commanders-in-chief… A blast of guitar-crunching, fist-pumping, lighter-flicking awesomeness” – The Arizona Republic