School of Rock for Brisbane and Sydney
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock musical School of Rock has announced Brisbane and Sydney seasons for 2019.
Worldwide Executive Producer, Madeleine Lloyd Webber and producer GWB Entertainment, have announced that following the Melbourne season at Her Majesty’s Theatre, the production will embark on an Asia Pacific tour including a national tour of China as well as seasons in Brisbane at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from July 2019 and the Capitol Theatre in Sydney from November 2019.
School of Rock features a cast of 31 performers including 12 children aged nine to 13 years of age alongside some of Australia’s leading stage performers including Brent Hill as Dewey Finn and AmyLehpamer as principal Rosalie Mullins.
Based on the film starring Jack Black, School of Rock follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star trying to earn some extra cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. But Dewey isn’t going to teach his straight-laced students’ algebra or arithmetic, oh no. These kids are going to learn what it takes to become the most awesome rock ‘n’ roll band of all time.
It features a new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by three-time Tony nominee Glenn Slater and book by Downton Abbey‘s Oscar winning Julian Fellowes..
In announcing the Asia Pacific tour, Lady Lloyd Webber said, ‘I had the opportunity to see the new Australian production ahead of its opening and I was truly blown away. This is the fourth production of school of rock to open following Broadway, the west end and the US tour and it absolutely holds its own. The cast is incredible, the band of kids who play their instruments live every night are total professionals.’
After its debut Australian season in Melbourne concludes in 2019, the production opens in Shanghai at the Shanghai Grand Theatre before touring throughout China before returning to Australian shores for the season at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre in Brisbane, followed by the Sydney season at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney
Tickets for both the Sydney and Brisbane seasons go on sale on Friday 9 November at 4pm and can be purchased at schoolofrockmusical.com.au