School Of Rock Durham Tickets
School of Rock Durham tickets
All performances tell a story, but some of them go further and also teach a lesson. So it is with School of Rock, a musical about being the best that you can be and not letting the world keep you from fulfilling your potential. The School of Rock Durham tour brings a family-friendly show with a powerful message about being true to yourself and embracing your individuality.
School of Rock Durham's background
School of Rock was first a movie, debuting in 2003 and starring Jack Black as Dewey, a guitarist fired from his band due to his uncontrollable antics. Somewhat serendipitously, while wondering how to pay the rent, Dewey receives a phone call not originally meant for him, asking him to take a job as a substitute teacher at an elite academy for kids. Although his lack of license and experience makes him an inadequate teacher of the curriculum, Dewey succeeds in nurturing his students' talents while turning the group into a bonafide rock 'n' roll band. School of Rock Durham ticket holders may find themselves cheering along as the kids enter a Battle of the Bands competition to show off their newfound skills and also permit Dewey to get back at his old bandmates.
The Broadway version of School of Rock starred Alex Brightman playing Dewey, while the tour production has Rob Colletti in the leading role.
School of Rock Durham's production
In 2013, Andrew Lloyd Webber announced that he bought the rights to School of Rock and would turn the movie into a stage musical. Webber's previous successes as a composer include such hit musicals as Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and Cats. School of Rock the Musical debuted at the Winter Garden Theater in 2015, with an additional 14 songs composed by Webber with lyrics by Glenn Slater. Julian Fellowes, of Downton Abbey fame, wrote the musical's book (the narrative within a musical that keeps it from consisting solely of songs). Webber licensed the production for touring and high school performances, then rolled out a School of Rock production in London in 2017.
School of Rock Durham's awards
School of Rock's accolades include Tony Award nominations for Best Book, Best Score, Best Musical and Best Leading Actor in a Musical, in addition to taking home the award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. The show also earned nominations for Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for Favorite New Musical and the Drama Desk Award's Outstanding Musical. The London production garnered Laurence Olivier Award nominations for Best Actor in a Musical, Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music; it won for Outstanding Achievement in Music.
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