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Posted On Apr 12, 2019, 10:42 AM by Megan Wade

We can’t wait to share this hit Broadway musical based on the film, SCHOOL OF ROCK. The show follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star who turns a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers.

The show opens April 23 at the Orpheum Theater and runs through April 28. Here are a few fun facts about the show to know before you go! 

  1. Started out rocking

    Within its first year on Broadway, this fist-pumping musical received four Tony Award nominations! The nods were for Best Book of a Musical, Best Musical and two nominations for the Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater.

  2. Young AND talented

    All of the kids featured in the band of SCHOOL OF ROCK play their own instruments live on stage! Thousands of young actors audition for these roles, which require them to be musicians first. The show is the first Broadway musical to feature a live kid rock band. The 18 kids that make up the production's band range in age from 11-13. 

  3. Legendary comeback

    SCHOOL OF ROCK is legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s first musical to premiere on Broadway since 1971. This hit musical features 14 new songs as well as all of the original songs from the movie.

  4. Speaking of Webber…

    Did you know Webber is only the second composer in history to have four shows playing on Broadway at the same time? Webber’s other hits include Sunset Boulevard, Cats and an Omaha favorite, The Phantom of the Opera.

  5. It rocks from every angle
    has created many firsts for Broadway, including being the first musical to film a 360-degree performance video. Check it out!

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