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Stage Review

A peppy ‘Schoolhouse’ from Boston Children’s Theatre

Spirited performances by the Boston Children’s Theatre ensemble make its production of “Schoolhouse Rock Live!,” now playing at the Roberts Studio Theatre, a perfect treat for the 5- to 10-year-old set and their Gen X parents. The musical revue features selections from the dozens of songs written for “Schoolhouse Rock,” a series of short, animated, educational films that ran on Saturday morning TV in the 1970s and ’80s.

Besides explaining that “Three Is a Magic Number” and introducing “Interplanet Janet” as she explored the solar system, the broadcast version of “Schoolhouse Rock” turned lessons about the circulatory system and the Preamble to the Constitution into catchy pop tunes with easy-to-remember facts and figures.

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