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A+ in Rock 'n' Roll!

Jul 30, 2018 11:02AM ● By Ashley Madonna

School is back in session — and ready to rock your world! No need for pencils, notebooks or calculators; at the “School of Rock,” you just need an instrument, wild hair and a passion for having a good time. The story is about Dewey Finn, an enthusiastic-yet-unsuccessful guitar player who wants to make easy money. After getting a job at a prestigious prep school as a substitute music teacher, Finn has the kids trade clarinets for guitars and teaches the straight-A middle-schoolers the art of loud, wild and beautiful rock 'n’ roll. Follow along as the students practice to compete in the upcoming Battle of the Bands, while learning life lessons that inevitably come from being in a rock band.

“School of Rock” is based on the 2003 film of the same name starring Jack Black, who said, “I laughed. I cried. I rocked!” after he saw the musical. It has 14 new songs written by Andrew Lloyd Weber (“The Phantom of the Opera”), with lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes. Fans will love that the musical also has all the original songs — including “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll),” “Edge of Seventeen” and “School of Rock” — plus new twists, new jokes and even more fun than the movie. This show is also part of history as it is the first time in musical theater record to feature an all-kids rock band that plays instruments live on stage. Expect plenty of plaid outfits, guitar riffs and hilarious jokes that are great for the whole family.

Date: August 28 - September 2

Location: Bass Hall