A back-to-school rockathon
Theatre | School of Rock | Nov. 28 to Jan. 6, Ed Mirvish Theatre
A decade after the release of Jack Black’s prep-school rock opera, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber acquired stage rights to the movie to give it the full-on musical-theatre treatment. He teamed up with Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes to rewrite the script and craft a new score. The show premiered on Broadway in 2015 before transferring to London. Webber’s version, featuring a cast of super-talented kids all under the age of 14, fleshes out the plot to zoom in on the personal stories of the children as they go amp-to-amp in a live Battle of the Bands, with a mix of original-film favourite songs and fresh tunes to sing along to.