Do you sell tickets for an event, performance or venue? Sell more tickets faster with Eventfinda. Find out more. Find out more about Eventfinda Ticketing. View more sessions View fewer sessions. School of Rock — The Musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping mind-blowing rock band. This incredible cast of kids who truly shred guitars, pound drums and rock out live, will make you want to raise your rock salute and be part the show that hits all the right notes.
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Past Event 3 Sep - 29 Sep New Zealand, get ready to rock. School of Rock — The Musica l follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a teacher at a prestigious prep school.
Review by Sarah Kidd. Photography by Doug Peters. When Andrew Lloyd Webber gets his hands on something, it is guaranteed that he will soon turn it to gold. And that is exactly what School of Rock The Musical is; pure gold.
Based on the film of the same name , written by Mike White , the musical follows Dewey Finn, an out-of-work rock singer and guitarist who pretends to be a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. After identifying the musical talent in his students, Dewey forms a band of fifth-graders, in an attempt to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands contest. The musical was announced in December and opened just under a year later on December 6, It made its Broadway debut and world premiere at the Winter Garden Theatre on December 6, following previews that began on November 9, , with direction by Laurence Connor and choreography by JoAnn M. The musical is based on the film School of Rock. In an April interview, Andrew Lloyd Webber first revealed that he had purchased the stage rights to Richard Linklater 's film,  and planned to make its adaptation into a musical his next project after completing the West End show Stephen Ward , centering on the Profumo affair. On 18 December , an official announcement was made of the musical, with a world premiere on Broadway to be in autumn Speaking of his vision for the musical, Lloyd Webber suggested that it would focus more on the stories of Dewey's young students than the film did, stating "It has to be a bit more rounded. I'd quite like to know more about the children and their parents. So they have to be theatrical songs too.