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 guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.
Sunday April 30th girls of the Saving Our Cinderellas program attended their first awesome Broadway musical, School of Rock, residing from the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem and Euclid Park, Heritage and Fullerton schools of Cleveland Ohio.
The rich tradition of the Cinderellas program, included a special talk back session with the younger cast of School of Rock cast, included, Amadi Chapata, Ellie Kim, Raghav Mehrotra, Jersey Sullivan, Sammy Ramirez, Ruth Righi, and Walden Sullivan. The cast answered questions on tips how to prepare for acting on Broadway; to how to handle bullying in school.
See more of the photos on Playbill.com below.
Currently in performances at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway), 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 and direction by Laurence Connor. School of Rock – The Musical opened 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).