Review

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber’s high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock – The Musical is here in Louisville for a limited one-week engagement at The Kentucky Center March 13-18, 2018. Tickets are on sale now and available in person at The Kentucky Center box office (501 W Main Street), by phone at 502-584-7777, or online at kentuckycenter.org. Groups of 10 or more can book by calling 502-569-3060.

School of Rock – The Musical is based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same, featuring music from the movie, as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes, choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter and direction by Laurence Connor.

I saw the show last night and was blown away by the talent of the kids in this production!  They all play their own instruments and they really rock it out! 

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School of Rock – The Musical opened on Broadway to rave reviews on Sunday, December 6, 2015. This Ben Brantley New York Times ‘Critics’ Pick’ “is an inspiring jolt of energy and mad skillz,” raves Jesse Oxfeld of Entertainment Weekly. And in his four-star Critics’ Pick review, Time Out’s David Cote proclaimed, “School’s IN – forever!” School of Rock – The Musical was nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Lloyd Webber and Slater), Best Book (Fellowes), and Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Alex Brightman). School of Rock – The Musical also won the 2017 Oliver award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

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Based on the hit film, School of Rock – The Musical is a hilarious new musical that 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 guitarshredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pintsized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

I was excited because my best friend from high school, Sinclair Mitchell, was also in this production!  He did a fantastic job, along with the rest of the ensemble players!  Lexie Doresett Sharp and Rob Colletti play off each other wonderfully as the lead couple.  This is such a family-friendly show and you can take little ones because they will be mesmerized watching the kids on stage! 

School of Rock – The Musical features scenic and costume design by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter and music supervision by John Rigby. School of Rock — The Musical is produced on Broadway by Andrew Lloyd Webber for The Really Useful Group, Warner Music Group & Access Industries, The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization. Nina Lannan and Madeleine Lloyd Webber serve as Executive Producers.

School of Rock — The Musical will play The Kentucky Center March 13-18, 2018. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm, Friday & Saturday evenings at 8 pm, Saturday matinee at 2 pm, Sunday matinee at 1 pm, and Sunday evening at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available in person at The Kentucky Center (501 W Main Street), online at KentuckyCenter.org, or by phone at 502-584-7777. Groups of 10 or more can book now by calling 502-569-3060.

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