School of Rock is just awesome. If you watched the movie, you know the story. The musical uses the same story but it has music. It is a great musical for families.
The cast is fantastic. The kids are amazing because they play instruments live and have really great voices. Alex Brightman is awesome. He plays Jack Black's character from the movie. Hecaptures the role perfectly. Bobbi MacKenzie who plays Tomika has a ridiculous voice!
Andrew Lloyd Webber created 14 new songs to create a score and features all the original songs from the movie. It has a sensational live kids’ rock band. The songs are perfect for this musical. They move the plot along, and tell you something about the story. The songs always do that! My favorite songs are "if Only You would Listen and "Stick it to The Man.
Julian Fellowes created the book. He had to transform it to become musical theater. But he still used the same storyline. I think that he did a really good job!
I give it 10 escapes for my review. It is a must see. It is playing at the Winter Garden