HOUSTON & AUSTIN: SCHOOL OF ROCK SOON ROCKS

By Lance Avery Morgan                       Photography courtesy of School of Rock Tour

We love that BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center presents School of Rock – The Musical that will play The Hobby Center in Houston through February 4, 2018.

In Austin, Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts tickets for School of Rock – The Musical will play Bass Concert Hall February 13 – 18, 2018.

Rocking the roofs off theaters across America, the School of Rock – The Musical national tour stars Rob Colletti as Dewey, Lexie Dorsett Sharp as Rosalie, Matt Bittner as Ned, Emily Borromeo as Patty, Merritt David Janes as Dewey Alternate, Deidre Lang as Ms. Sheinkopf, Olivia Bucknor as Shonelle, Theodora Silverman as Katie, Chloe Anne Garcia as Marcy, Carson Hodges as Mason, Gianna Harris as Tomika, Gilberto Moretti-Hamilton as Freddy, Phoenix Schuman as Zack, John Michael Pitera as Billy, Theo Mitchell-Penner as Lawrence and Ava Briglia as Summer. The adult ensemble features John Campione, Patrick Clanton, Christopher DeAngelis, Kristian Espiritu, Melanie Evans, Liam Fennecken, Kara Haller, Elysia Jordan, Jameson Moss, Sinclair Mitchell, Tim Shea and Hernando Umana. The kid’s ensemble features Rayna Farr, Bella Fraker, Alex Louis, Tommy Ragen, Gabriella Uhl and Aiden Niklas Villa.

School of Rock – The Musical is based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same, featuring music from the movie, as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes, choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter and direction by Laurence Connor.

School of Rock – The Musical opened on Broadway to rave reviews on Sunday, December 6, 2015. This Ben Brantley New York Times ‘Critics’ Pick’ “is an inspiring jolt of energy and mad skillz,” raves Jesse Oxfeld of Entertainment Weekly. And in his four-star Critics’ Pick review, Time Out’s David Cote proclaimed, “School’s IN – forever!” School of Rock – The Musical was nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Lloyd Webber and Slater), Best Book (Fellowes), and Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Alex Brightman). School of Rock – The Musical also won the 2017 Oliver award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

THE DETAILS FOR HOUSTON & AUSTIN:

HOUSTON:

WHO:             BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center

WHAT:           School of Rock  – The Musical

WHEN:          January 30 – February 4, 2018

Tue – Thurs at 7:30 pm | Friday at 8 pm  | Sat at 2 & 8 pm | Sun at 2 & 7:30 pm

WHERE:        The Hobby Center | 800 Bagby | Houston, TX 77002

TICKETS:      Start at $35 and are available by phone at 800.982.2787; online at www.TheHobbyCenter.org or www.BroadwayAtTheHobbyCenter.com; The Hobby Center Box Office (800 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002) and all Ticketmaster outlets.

AUSTIN: 

WHO:             Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts

WHAT:           School of Rock  – The Musical

WHEN:          February 13 – 18, 2018

Tuesday – Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.

WHERE:        Bass Concert Hall | 2350 Robert Dedman Drive | Austin, TX 78712

TICKETS:      Start at $30.Tickets are available at http://www.BroadwayinAustin.com, http//:www.texasperformingarts.org, the Bass Concert Hall ticket office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, by phone at 512.477.6060.