Based on the hit Jack Black film, this musical comedy features songs by 'Jesus Christ Superstar' composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. More…
'School of Rock—The Musical' follows Dewey, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to rock, Dewey falls for the school’s headmistress.
See it if you liked the movie. SOR is energetic fun for children of all ages. The kids steal the show with their singing, dancing and music-making.
Don't see it if you want to preserve your eardrums. Too loud! Meh message about bad parents who don't listen or truly care.
See it if You liked the movie you will love this show. If you didn't see the movie you will like this show. This show rocks!
Don't see it if You didn't like the movie.
See it if you want to enjoy talented kids (who aren't run-of-the-mill, shrill stage children); you want a very faithful musical adaptation of the film
Don't see it if you expect to rock (the music's MOR), seek something consequential, want a memorable ALW score, or hope for an original take on the movie.
See it if Totally entertaining adaptation of hit movie. Super-nova performance by Brightman (& kids) always compensates for average music/lyrics
Don't see it if Expecting top-notch ALW or a better version of Jack Black; loud rock music or happy endings are not your thing
See it if Beautiful theater.. Some great young talent. Dewey (Andrew Kober) does a fantastic job. Large cast. Closing soon. Catch it now
Don't see it if If rock is not for you..If kids (13 in the cast) performing are not your thing Note: It is not Phantom nor Les Miz. nor Hamilton but what is
See it if you're a fan of the film, you enjoy talented children doing marvelous things, want to see something quite different by Webber
Don't see it if you expect serious content in musicals, you don't like loud rock music, 20-somethings behaving badly are not your thing, children irk you
See it if /for hyper-kinetic, antic performance by Brightman, droll/sharp book by Julian Fellowes, super-talented kid musicians, audience loved it!
Don't see it if climactic music is "folky" drivel not rock, predictable plot (loser wins, gets girl); still the best kid-friendly musical on Bdway
See it if you like a fun musical comedy that doesn't ask you to think too hard (and doesn't really hold together if you think too much).
Don't see it if you can't handle child performers.
See it if you like kids and rock music...at the same time.
Don't see it if you don't like loud music (where you can't hear the words). The show is cliched & confused. It panders to kids, but uses words like "bitch."
See it if You want a family show good for older and younger kids that isn't too fluffy.
Don't see it if You're interested in more dramatic fare.
See it if You can't miss an A L Webber show, even a mediocre one.
Don't see it if don't like being blasted out of your seat by over amped screeching instrumentals and vocals. I had to put earplugs in to deaden the noise.
See it if liked the film and enjoy talented kids on stage
Don't see it if didn't like the film & expect more from the writing team
See it if you love incredibly talented kids & a tad formulaic but very catchy score by the legendary Lloyd Webber, and enjoyed the Jack Black movie.
Don't see it if you want a traditional musical, have a problem with mildly racy language & don't like your musicals LOUD w/ a slightly forced love story.
See it if you're looking for a family show which is a little more mature than Aladdin/Lion King, you enjoy light humor and a charming cast
Don't see it if you don't want to go to a show with many young children in the audience, you did not like the movie or a cute but somewhat cheesy plot
See it if you want to hear an atypical Andrew Lloyd Webber score; see some very talented kid singer/musicians & an exuberant, energetic cast.
Don't see it if you don't care for loud rock music or child performers.
Also I enjoyed it more than I expected to & my 13 year old nephew loved it.
See it if you liked the movie or can enjoy a show based on a mediocre film primarily because it is performed with spirit & heart from its young actors
Don't see it if you need more substance and less fluff from the shows you see.
See it if you want to witness extremely multi-talented children singing, dancing, and playing instruments.
Don't see it if you're not into shows that cater to families.
See it if you like seeing very talented children, laugh and have fun - a new version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and I like it!
Don't see it if you want a more serious story or hated the movie