1. Source material that really rocks
Based on the 2003 film of the same name, the story follows the character of Dewey
Finn, a man who has a passion for rock n’ roll. When he fails at his dream of becoming a rock star, he decides to pose as a substitute teacher at a private school. The musical keeps the best elements of the film, while also adding to the impressive source material.
With lights blazing in your eyes, the bass pounding, and the cymbals crashing, you’ll experience a real life rock-n-roll show as the story unfolds. It feels like the real deal, which is probably due to the real life experience of the musical’s outstanding director, Laurence Connor, who used to play in a metal band.
2. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, featuring an all-star band of KIDS
School of Rock
was scored by seven-time Tony-award-winning composer Andrew Lloyd Webber who is known for his work on Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar and more. What could make it better? Maybe that the music is performed by a cast of talented child actors who rock the stage every night playing their instruments LIVE.
3. Get a chance to relive your childhood.
Let’s be honest, Dewey Finn is definitely the substitute teacher we all wish we had when we were a kid. All you want to do while watching this musical is pick up an electric guitar and a Jimi Hendrix tape, and jump up onstage and rock out with the rest of the class.
4. The accolades
School of Rock
has been nominated for four Tony Awards, five Drama Desk Awards, an Outer Critics Circle Award, two Drama League Awards and six Broadway.com Audience Awards. Critics have also been SINGING its praises! Entertainment Weekly
said the show is “...an inspiring jolt of energy, joy, whimsy, and mad skillz.” And Vanity Fair
said “...fists of all ages shall be pumping.” Now that is the kind of praise that is enough to convince anyone to check out School of Rock
This incredible show will be playing at the Fox Cities Performing Art Center April 24th-29th.
Tickets for School of Rock
are on sale now!
This article was contributed by Jared Schmid, Kira Rolf and Genevieve Frank, members of Appleton Area School District’s Willems Student Marketing Team