School of Rock

Photo by Lara Jane Photography

Andrew Lloyd Webber, the man who brought rock and romance to Broadway, is back with a new heart-stirring hit.

Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie, this high-octane smash delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses!

This is such a fun musical and is close to the film as it could possibly be. I loved the film so I knew when the musical was announced I had to go see it.

The adult cast is made up of Brent Hill as Dewey, Amy Lehpamer as Rosalie Mullins, John O’Hara as Ned Schneebly, Nadia Komazec as Payyt Di Marco, JOe Kosky as alt Dewey, Matt Crowley as Theo, Genevieve Davis as Ms Sheinkopf with the rest of the ensemble; Bianca Baykara, James Cutler, Ellis Dolan, Alex Hayne, Andrew Kroenert, Bree Langridge, Jenni Little, Zachary Pidd, Michaela Powell, Jack Van Staveren, Sophie Weiss and Stephen Wheat.

School of Rock wouldnt be School of rock without the kids. The child cast is Cooper Alexis, Oliver Alkhair, George Audet, Joel Bishop, Billie-Rose Brotherson, Deeana Cheong Foo, Tobi Clark, Julien Daher, Lucy De Hosson, Sabina Felias, Max Hart, George Holahan-Cantwell, Jude Hyland, Jenna Keenan, Paisley Motum, Anja O’Conner, Zaebriel Orayenza, Cherami Mya Remulta, Avaleigh Rock, Bethany Rodriguez, Brandon Santos, Ezekiel Sciacca, Thea Sholl, Zoe Zantey, Cole Zoernleib, Zane Blumeris, Nakita Clarke, Jacob Drew, Lana Harmy, Sara Petrovski, Asha Rostron, Brendan Rutledge, Nellie Talbot and Samantha Zhang.

The costumes and set was amazing. The battle of the bands set was so good and I loved how the audience was allowed to film the last song making it seem like a really concert which was cool.

Overall, School of Rock was a great musical, one for those who loved the film. I would definitely see the show again.


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