NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Class is now in session! Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber’s high-octane Broadway and West End hit “School of Rock - The Musical” comes Sept. 11-15 to Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall. Tickets are on sale now.
Based on the 2003 hit film of the same name, “School of Rock - The Musical” is a 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 pintsized 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” features music from the movie as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Julian Fellowes, choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter and direction by Laurence Connor. It was nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Leading Actor in a Musical. It also won the 2017 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.
“School of Rock - The Musical” features scenic and costume design by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter and music supervision by John Rigby. It is produced on Broadway 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.
TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway series and Broadway special engagement. For more information about accessible services, contact Access@TPAC.org or 615-782-4087. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is www.TPAC.org.
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