School of Rock the Musical opens with wannabe rock-star Dewey Finn stealing his housemate’s identity to make a quick buck. After being kicked out of his band for belligerent behaviour, Dewey spies the perfect opportunity to pose as a prep school substitute and begins clandestine lessons to transform his gaggle of pre-teens into a guitar-thrashing rock group. Along the way, he realizes a connection to these extraordinary and gifted children and helps harried principal, Rosalie, revive her love of music.
Dewey Finn is originated on Broadway by Alex Brightman, whose previous credits include Wicked, Big Fish and Matilda the Musical. Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid) co-stars as Rosalie.
School of Rock the Musical features a book by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, with music by seven-time Tony Award winner Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cats, The Phantom of the Opera) and lyrics by Glenn Slater (Sister Act).
Set to a roster of songs including “You’re in the Band” and “Stick It to the Man”, School of Rock the Musical at the Winter Garden Theatre is a hilarious and touching story wrapped in a rock ‘n’ roll package.
Important informationPlaying at: Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway, New York, 10019
Performance dates: 09 Nov 2015 - 20 Jan 2019
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including intermission)
Age recommendation: Recommended 8+. No under 4s.
Special notice: Fans of the movie will have a blast seeing the catchy songs and lovable characters brought to life on stage. Tickets for School of Rock the Musical are also a great choice for anyone wanting to get caught up in a tale about rebellious youth, and dreams of rock stardom.