New Zealand, prepare to rock! Tickets for the Broadway and West End smash-hit musical, School of Rock go on sale tomorrow Thursday, 14 March, at 9am via Ticketmaster
Since opening on Broadway to critical acclaim in 2015, School of Rock has been playing to packed houses and captivating audiences across the US, London’s West End, Melbourne and currently
School of Rock opens at The Civic, Auckland, this September for a strictly limited season. Groupies, rockers, school nerds - anyone
with a pulse - are urged to get in quick to secure the best seats at this epic show.
School of Rock follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star forced to earn some extra cash by posing as a teacher at a prestigious prep
school. But Dewey isn’t going to teach his straight-laced students algebra or arithmetic. Oh no, these kids are going to
learn what it takes to become the most awesome rock ‘n’ roll band of all time!
Now he just needs to get his students to the Battle of the Bands, dodging strict teachers and pushy parents on the way
to teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock.
With a new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, and book by Downton Abbey‘s Academy Award-winning Julian Fellowes, School of Rock features an award-winning cast of 19 adults as well an incredible kids ensemble, rocking out live.
The cast is led by two of Australia’s finest theatre performers: Brent Hill (Best Male Actor in a Musical at Sydney
Theatre Awards) as the cheeky yet charismatic Dewey Finn; and Amy Lehpamer (Beautiful, The Sound of Music) playing opposite him as the strict, conservative high school principal Rosalie Mullins. Together with a rotating cast
of 24 kids who play the 12 children in Dewey's class, audiences will be completely blown away when they hear the kids
play their musical instruments live in this high-voltage show.
Based on the hit movie, School of Rock – The Musical made its world premiere in December 2015 at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre, smashing box office records, garnering
rave reviews and earning four Tony Award nominations. The West End production opened in November 2016 at the New London
Theatre, winning both the 2017 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music, and the 2017 WhatsOnStage Award for
Best New Musical. An extensive US national tour was launched in September 2017. It’s been blowing minds in Melbourne
this summer and has just been unleashed on Shanghai.
Produced by Paramount Pictures, the 2003 film was directed by Richard Linklater and starred Jack Black in a
career-defining performance, and went on to gross more than $130 million worldwide.
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‘The most enjoyable few hours money can buy’
The Daily Telegraph
‘A triumph for Andrew Lloyd Webber as the king of hit musicals’
The show’s producers GWB Entertainment say: "GWB is thrilled to be working with Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group to bring one of the greatest new feel-good
musicals that has been taking the West End and Broadway by storm to New Zealand. Get ready to rock in September!”
‘You won’t leave without a smile on your face and your kids will love you forever’
‘This is a triumph and guaranteed to uplift in almost every way’
‘A big-hearted show. Loud and cheeky, a feel-good experience with a hint of
School of Rock will ‘stick it to the man’ and blow the roof off
The Civic this September.
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