Andrew Lloyd Webber’s brand new national tour of SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL makes its Chicago debut at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre Nov. 1-19. Chicagoan Rob Colletti stars as Dewey Finn (originated by Jack Black in the popular 2003 movie) and grew up in Chicagoland suburbs (Wheaton and Glen Ellyn), went to school at Columbia College and studied at Second City. He was also on Broadway in The Book of Mormon! So there is a big Chicago connection with this one.
SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!”
All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. As a courtesy to our patrons, SCHOOL OF ROCK recommends its production for ages 8 and up. To get more info and buy tickets, visit BroadwayinChicago.com!