Life: The Musical – Act 7: School

The Story
Life: The Musical is an original aFa production is a journey featuring songs of about life. Each act features an aspect of life as a theme with music supplied around that theme.

LifeTheMusicalProgram (Past Posts)
Act 1: Life
Act 2: Born
Act 3: Names
Act 4: Young
Act 5: Dream
Act 6: Teens

Act 7
Life … the time for the living to live. One’s life starts when one is born. Shortly thereafter, we are given something that stays with us no matter where we go – a name. Immediately, we are nourished, so we grow physically, mentally, and emotionally from babies into young children … and that’s when we start to dream about our future life. Growth never stops, so from children we move on as teens .. but school is still much of life at this point. Act 7 is about school, so subject songs must have any of the following words in the song title: School, Teacher, Student, College, a specific grade level (be careful), and compound words containing school.

Production Note
To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please 1) no duplicates, 2) include the song title and artist in your text, and 3) paste the URL as part of your last line (not a new line). The latter will provide a link, thus not embed the actual video … but I don’t mind unembedding, so apologies are not necessary.

Ladies and gentlemen, this one will take you back to the early days of television and rock ‘n roll. As a matter of fact, our opening performer even brought his parents to tonight’s show. Let’s give a big welcome to Ricky Nelson singing Waitin’ in School.

67 thoughts on “Life: The Musical – Act 7: School

  1. OK, afrankangle, forget The Beach Boys! Here’s the rock ‘n roll duo, Jan and Dean, with “A New Girl In School,” which along with their Top 10 recordings, “Surf City,” “Drag City,” “Dead Man’s Curve,” and “The Little Old Lady From Pasadena,” was the true Southern California
    surfing craze sound of the 1960’s which resulted in the movies, “American Graffiti,” “Beach Blanket Bingo,” and the TV show “77 Sunset Strip.”


  2. Had it not been for the Ramones, I wonder what Howard Stern would look like today. I would have loved to have seen them play CBGB’S, them and Patti Smith


    • Oh, Hudson, you need to watch the film “CGBG” which came out last year; a fictionalized (barely) account of Hilly Krystal, the founder of the club (played by Alan Rickman) and the beginning of the punk scene. This is a must see for anyone who even vaguely remembers that era.


  3. I have just downloaded some old (now) music to my kindle — Boston, Van Halen, Bruce Springsteen. It’s funny how I immediately return to my teenage self the minute I hear one of those songs. Life, the Musical — for sure.


    • Amy,
      I don’t know this song … but I enjoy it .. so thanks. Love how they embedded Pachabel’s Canon into the song. Meanwhile, lateness is no problem as it is better than never. 🙂


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