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 →

ALADDIN: Musical Maestro

This feature is excerpted from Disney’s Aladdin: A Whole New World (The Road to Broadway and Beyond) by Michael Lassell. Earning a staggering number of accolades for his work on The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and the film version of Aladdin, amongst many others, Alan Menken is an undisputed master of the stage... Continue Reading →

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