School of Rock, the sensational rock musical based on the eponymous film is coming to the Benedum Center!
The musical features an impressive ensemble of artists who bring to the life the story of an unemployed rock singer and guitarist who pretends to be a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. It’s based on the eponymous 2003 musical comedy film directed by Richard Linklater and starring Jack Black. Its music is by legendary English composer and impresario of musical theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber. Its book is by English actor, novelist, film director and screenwriter Julian Fellowes (best known as the creator, writer and executive producer of the critically acclaimed and multiple award winning TV series Downton Abbey) and its lyrics are by Tony Award nominated lyricist Glenn Slater. Its first production premiered on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre in December 2015 and its West End debut was at the New London Theatre in November 2016. The Broadway production was nominated for 4 Tony Awards, 5 Drama Desk Awards, an Outer Critics Circle Award, 6 Broadway.com Audience Awards, and a Drama League Award. The West End production won a Laurence Olivier Award (for Outstanding Achievement in Music) and a WhatsOnStage Award (for Best New Musical).
Don’t miss your chance to see the sensational musical about an out of work rock singer and guitarist who pretends to be a substitute teacher!