SAN JOSE, CA — Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber’s high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock – The Musical plays San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts, June 4-9. [Event information]
School of Rock – The Musical is based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same name, 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.
The show opened on Broadway to rave reviews on December 6, 2015. This Ben Brantley New York Times “Critics’ Pick” “…is an inspiring jolt of energy and mad skillz,” raved Jesse Oxfeld of Entertainment Weekly. 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.
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.
School of Rock — The Musical is produced on tour 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.
This show is presented as part of the Broadway San Jose 2018–19 season.
Broadway San Jose is a partnership between the Nederlander Organization of New York and Team San Jose, the managing entity for San Jose’s publicly-held performance venues and civic centers.