Based on the hit film Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical “School of Rock” is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Whether you’re young or young at heart this electric show has something for everyone… humour, romance, heart & more importantly ROCK! Yep school’s in for the summer.

I couldn’t think of anyone more perfectly cast to fill the big shoes of Dewey Finn than Brent Hill. Being on stage for virtually the whole show is no easy task in fact it’s mammoth. But Brent does it so effortlessly bringing a jolt of energy to the role all the while guiding & playing off the children beautifully.

Amy Lehpamer gracefully immerses herself in the role of school principal Rosalie Mullins. She brings just the right amount of sternness, class & comedy. For me this took full flight flight during Amy’s delivery of “Here at Horace Green” and her range of vocals are a treat in itself. Then there’s the three entire casts of kids rotated through the Melbourne production run, “don’t get me started”, it’s impossible not to say they are the true stars of the show. All of the children are aged between 8 and 13 & playing instruments, etc. live on stage.  Aside from being super adorable & yes cheeky too, they all in their own way bring the house down. I can only imagine how proud their parents must be? I myself was left totally mesmerised at their energy, passion & ability at such a young age.  They are stars in the making.

“There’s no way you can stop the School of Rock”

The sets and costumes are simple but super effective allowing in my opinion the energy and talent to brightly shine forth.

School of Rock must leave Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre February 10th 2019. Tickets are selling fast so hurry and make sure you book your tickets to ensure you don’t miss out on this smash hit production. You can also go to schoolofrockthemusical.com for more dates & times in a city near you.

x Steph

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