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‘The Magic School Bus’ comes to ONU

Feb 3, 2012

Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present “The Magic School Bus Live: The Climate Challenge.” on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m.

“The Magic School Bus” is based on the PBS cartoon of the same title. In this version of “The Magic School Bus,” the class prepares to produce a play about global warming. In an effort to help the students obtain enough facts, their teacher, Ms. Frizzle, and pet lizard, Liz, load the class in their magic bus for a field trip. Throughout their trip, the students explore the world to experience the effects of climate change.

The production has a few differences from the TV show: mainly the use of musical numbers. The audience will be able to sing along throughout the show.

This musical production is aimed for children in grades one through four. “The Magic School Bus” is a new production and is brought to the Freed Center by the Brad Simon Organization Inc. This organization has also brought to campus shows like “Knuffle Bunny,” “ImaginOcean” and “Velveteen Rabbit.”

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for children and students. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets also are available online at