Rock-and-roll wannabe Dewey Finn has decided to forge his roommate’s substitute teaching identity in order to make a few extra bucks. But when the idea hits him to transform this prestigious, preparatory elementary school classroom into a haven for molding his own band of child rock stars, hilarity and chaos ensue.Throwing away the academic curriculum, Dewey convinces his classroom instead to learn the guitar-shredding, bass-slapping and mind-blowing skills of a hardcore rock band – all in the hopes that this new group may actually win the city’s famed Battle of the Bands competition.
School of Rock transforms this traditional theatrical stage into a head-banging rock concert, perfect for the entire music-loving family. School of Rock was directed by Laurence Connor and based on the film written by Mike White, starring Jack Black. In addition to songs from the 2003 movie, Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber has composed 14 additional tunes to complete the rocking score.
In the words of Dewey Finn, “May the spirit of rock be with you!”
School of Rock blends the comedy of the beloved 2003, cult classic film with the musical ingenuity of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.
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The young cast members onstage are not miming their musical talents – each actor plays his or her instrument live onstage amid the singing and dancing that this Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber score demands. Unquestionably, this cast takes the term “triple threat” to a whole other level.
School of Rock is based on the 2003 film of the same name.