SCHOOL OF ROCK: From Screen to Stage

  THE MOVIE Screenwriter Mike White got the idea for the movie from the Langley Schools Music Project, where Canadian music teacher Hans Fenger recorded two LPs (1966 and 1967) with grade school students singing hits by The Beach Boys, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, and more. Over twenty years later, the LPs were combined into... Continue Reading →


Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer of such megahits as Phantom of the Opera and Cats, wants audiences to have a “really good time” at his newest show, an unabashed musical comedy.  “School of Rock is fun. Hopefully, I've fleshed it out with a few catchy songs and kept the spirit of the original movie.” But Lloyd... Continue Reading →

Casting the Kids for SCHOOL OF ROCK

W.C. Fields famously remarked “never work with animals or children,” because they’re invariably scene stealers.  School of Rock, the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Julian Fellowes musical, based on the Richard Linklater movie, doesn’t have any animals.  But it has children…a lot of them. And many of them play musical instruments.  Very well.  Rob Colletti, who plays Dewey... Continue Reading →

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