Attention class, are you ready to rock?
Cute kids and great music are guaranteed to have you rocking when you pick up your School of Rock the Musical Tickets from StubHub. Julian Fellowes of Downton Abbey fame and Andrew Lloyd Webber have combined their ferocious talents to update the popular Jack Reid film of 2003 and bring School of Rock the Musical to the stage.
School of Rock the Musical rocks onto Broadway
It's no easy task taking a gang of pre-teens and making them the stars of a stage show. Webber and Fellowes, however, manage it with a foot-tapping vitality that makes a pleasing counterpoint to the modern digital world. With his score for School of Rock the Musical Andrew Lloyd Webber revisits his Jesus Christ Superstar rock roots so while kids enjoy the action, parents riff along to musical excerpts from The Rolling Stones and Deep Purple. School of Rock the Musical premiered at Broadways' Winter Garden Theatre in early December 2015 and opened in London's West End the following November. A US tour started in 2017.
The basic plot of School of Rock the Musical is simple. Reserved prep-schoolers let their inner rock gods and chicks out of the bag much to the horror of their prim teachers and fee-paying parents. Dewey Finn is an ageing member of a rock band but when his girlfriend demands he stop freeloading and start paying the rent he accidentally lands a job as a supply teacher in an elite New York school. With zero teaching skills, Dewey bypasses the curriculum and decides to turn the members of the school orchestra from talented players of classical music into a rock lineup destined to win the Battle of the Bands.
School of Rock The Musical winning prizes all the way
What could become an overload of cuteness is tempered by Fellowes book and Glenn Slater's lyrics. Dewey Finn is the focus around which School of Rock the Musical hangs but the script allows the diverse personalities of each young rocker to emerge. The original West End production won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music and the WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Musical.
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