"Charlie & Company" is a new educational video series which features music written and performed by Brian Vander Ark.

Music written for the series will debut during a free live show at Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids on December 11.

Vander Ark, a West Michigan native, is best known for his work with the band The Verve Pipe.

"Charlie & Company" features more West Michigan-area talent and was shot at a variety of West Michigan locations.

Schoolzone.com describes "Charlie & Company":

Enjoy family time with Charlie & Company, a new educational video series with live action and animation. It stars Charlie the Golden Retriever and his best friend, Miss Ellie, who embark on educational adventures. The show features performances and original music by Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe.

The new music is also featured on the "Little Scholar" by School Zone. The "Little Scholar" is a new tablet designed for kids.

The live show begins at 7:00pm in the Peter Wege Auditorium at Wealthy Theatre. The show is expected to last two hours and a large crowd is expected. Doors open at 6:00pm.

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