Forty Seven years ago on August 18, 1969 Jimi Hendrix closed Woodstock with arguably the seminal performance of the festival. And the rest, as we say, is rock n roll history. At today’s matinee of School of Rock – The Musical’s twelve-year-old guitar prodigy Brandon Niederauer perform his own rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” at the curtain call. And again musical history was made
School of Rock – The Musical opened to rave reviews on Sunday, December 6, 2015. Based on the hit film, School of Rock – The Musical is a hilarious 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 pint-sized 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 received 6 Tony Award Nominations, including Best Musical, Best Score (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Slater), Best Book (Julian Fellowes), and Best Leading Actor (Alex Brightman).
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