Review: School of Rock

On Saturday, I went to see School of Rock. It opened only a few weeks ago, and quite frankly, I loved it. It was absolutely amazing. They did an excellent job making the characters feel realistic and believable, we saw them develop as the play went on. For example, Dewey Finn (the main character) seemed really unlikeable at the beginning, depicted as a leeching freeloader, but as the play progresses, you see he just needed a little nudge in the right direction.

Another spectacular aspect of the School of Rock are the songs. They are worth the hefty price of admission alone. All of them were original, crazy and memorable. Even the children can rock out with a guitar! And Tamika. Oh, Tamika. She sung an astounding rendition of “Amazing Grace”. Even Dewey was astounded. To quote him, “I thought you were all a bunch of douche bags but you are soul brothers and sisters!”

Incredibly, the children played their own instruments. As Andrew Lloyd-Webber (The composer and writer of all the songs) announces to the crowd before the show.

Overall, I would say this is a must-see. Dewey definitely stuck it to the man and I, for one, am ready for the School of Rock!