I have to admit….I have not seen the film…..but in a way, that made it all the cooler to experience School of Rock, the new Broadway musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber.
Those who know and love the movie starring Jack Black, (and there are many fans) will not be disappointed in this stage adaptation, which features both songs from the movie and new material.
The audience was packed with kids on the Friday night I saw the production, and there was total delight on their faces.
Based on the film of the same name, School of Rock—The Musical tells the story of wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he rallies the fifth-graders to secretly form a rock group (and practice at school instead of doing classwork) and enter the Battle of the Bands.
When the show opens, we meet scruffy Dewey who is ousted from his rock band, and is taking shelter with his pal Ned and girlfriend Patty who wants him out….or at least to get a job and help pay expenses. When Dewey, who is constant motion except for being an