Why See School of Rock - The Musical?
From Andrew Lloyd Webber
Don't miss out, must close January, 20, 2019!
Andrew Lloyd-Webber educates us once more with this rocking show! Adapted from the 2003 Jack Black movie of the same name, School of Rock features bumbling lead character Dewey Finn, played by Eric Petersen (Shrek The Musical), the hilarious slacker with rock stardom on his mind.
Not since 1971 has Andrew Lloyd-Webber launched a show on Broadway before London's West End! This new production, which mixes songs from the movie with brand new songs by the iconic composer and lyricist Glenn Slater, is a rockin' spectacular! Oh, and the book comes from Julian Fellowes, the writer of a "relatively unknown" TV show called Downtown Abbey. Nope, we've never heard of it either...
What is School of Rock About?
Rock star wannabe Dewey Finn is down on his luck. He's just been kicked out of own band No Vacancy for his over enthusiastic on-stage antics, and his landlord is threatening conviction unless he coughs up his overdue rent. Desperate for money, he disguises himself as a substitute music teacher to land a position at a well-to-do prep school.
When he meets his new class, a bunch of smart-talking kids who happen to be more than a little handy when it comes to musical instruments, an idea begins to form. A local Battle of the Bands competition is looming, featuring none other than No Vacancy, and Dewey sees a chance for both revenge and a proper shot at rock stardom!
Previews from: 9 November 2015
Opening night: 6 December 2015
May be inappropriate for ages 7 and under. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Two hours and 15 minutes with a 15 minute intermission
Cast and Creative
Justin Collette as Dewey Finn
Connor John Gillooy as Dewey Finn (alternate)
Analisa Leaming as Principal Rosalie Mullins (until July 29)
Katherine McLaughlin as Principal Rosalie Mullins (from July 30)
Jonathan Gould as Ned
Lori Eve Marinacci as Patty
Badia Farha as Ms. Sheinkopf
John Arthur Greene as Theo
Diane Phelan as Mrs. Hathaway
Madison Elizabeth Lagares as Shonelle
Montgomery Lamb as Katie
Cory Logan as James (until July 29)
Darrow Golub as James (until July 30)
Sarah Walsh as Marcy
Madelen Yarbrough Mills as Sophie
Iggy Rosado as Mason (until July 29)
Nirvaan Pal as Mason (from July 30)
Levi Buksbazen as Freddy
Gabrielle Greene as Tomika (until July 29)
Layla Capers as Tomika (from July 30)
Zachary Zwelling as Zack (until July 29)
Matthew Jost as Zack (from July 30)
John Allyn as Billy (until July 29)
Hudson Loverro as Billy (until July 30)
Jim Kaplan as Lawrence (until July 29)
Jordan Cole as Lawrence (from July 30)
Olivia Chun as Summer
Katie Greendorfer as Madison
Swing and Ensemble
Michael Cascetta, Natalie Charle Ellis, Leo Ash Evens, Nehal Joshim, Sophia Kekllas, Ellie Kim, Lulu Lloyd, Cassie Okenka, Patrick O'Neill, Jersey Sullivan, Jessie Swimm, Josh Tower, Joel Waggoner, Jonathan Wagner, J. Michael Zygo, Duke Cutler, Theodora Silverman
Produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book by Julian Fellowes
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Directed by Laurence Connor
Choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter
Scenic and Costume Design by Anna Louizos
Lighting Design by Natasha Katz
Sound Design by Mick Potter
Music Supervision by Ethan Popp
2016 Tony Nominations
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score (Music Andrew Lloyd Webber / Lyrics: Glen Slater)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Alex Brightman
2016 Drama Desk Award Nominations
Outstanding Music - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Outstanding Lyrics - Glenn Slater
Outstanding Orchestrations - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical - Mick Potter
2017 Olivier Awards
Outstanding Achievement in Music
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What we thought
Energetic ENTERTAINING fabulous!
Alex Brightman gives off an infectious energy that's hard to ignore
Legend of the Broadway world, Andrew Lloyd Webber definitely brought out his inner child for SOR. He's like the prep school Principal in the show; happily able to let his hair down and rock out when faced with music that feeds the soul.Read full review
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