“Water rocks!” The musical premieres June 16 in Ames

AMES, Iowa – The world premiere of “Water Rocks! The Musical” will take place at the Ames City Auditorium in Ames, June 16 and 23, at 7 p.m. Water rocks! is a youth water education program at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

The hour-long musical will provide entertainment for all ages and feature award-winning musical numbers from 10 years of Water Rocks! youth programming, as well as new pieces created for the show. “Water rocks! The Musical” will be repeated on June 23 at 7 p.m. in the same room. The shows are presented free of charge thanks to the support of sponsors.

“The show tells the story of four eccentric students, dreading an imminent scientific examination, who have an incredible chance to become water and explore the world,” said Jacqueline Comito, co-writer and co-producer of the comedy. musical and director of Iowa. Learning Farms in the State of Iowa. “In a whirlwind tour of everything related to water, they discover the story of the origin of water, experience its transformations and feel its connection with humans. As one of my favorite lines in the musical says, “Maybe we became water to become better humans.”

Since its inception in 2012, Water Rocks! used original music as an educational tool that connects with people of all ages and helps convey science information in a fun and memorable way.

“Music is not only a universal connector for learning, it also communicates emotions,” Comito continued. “Covering genres from rap to jazz and pop to punk rock, there’s music in ‘Water Rocks! The Musical’ for everyone – and it all helps communicate the science and inspire the empathy important to all of us.

“We developed the musical as a new teaching and outreach tool that expands the reach of our programming to engage parents and community members as well as Iowa’s youth,” Comito said. “These performances at Ames are just the beginning. We offer a complete, royalty-free production kit to schools or other groups to help extend the mission of Water Rocks!. The messages are relevant, the music is great and the show is fun – a combination that we hope will attract many future performances.

Timetable information is available on the Water rocks! website. Ames City Auditorium is located at 520 6th St., Ames.

Sponsors of “Water Rocks!” The Musical” includes ISU Extension and Outreach, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and City of Ames Smart Watersheds.

Shareable photo: “Water rocks!” The cast members of The Musical” rehearse – Sky (Alex Kirstukas), Fen (Anna Stevens), Jess (Nysio Poulakos) and Mick (Julia Divine).

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