Rock out with ‘School of Rock’ at the Wharton this weekend

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EAST LANSING- Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway and West End hit, School of Rock – The Musical, is playing at the Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall, September 18-23, 2018 as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union, Broadway at Wharton Center Series.

The adaption is based on the hit 2003 film starring Jack Black.

The story follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to make a bit of extra cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. While there, he turns a class of straight-A students into a phenomenal rock band. Finn ends up falling for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her to rediscover the child within her.

The production also features music from the movie along with an original score by Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes, choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter and direction by Lauren Connor.

Actress Deidre Lang, who has starred in multiple Broadway productions such as Ragtime and The Lion King, plays Mrs. Sheinkopf in the School of Rock production.

“Come and have a good time. The storyline is a nice storyline where it shows that kids can have a voice too. It ends up being a happy story at the end, so you can come and have a good time, Lang said. “You can laugh, you can cry, you can listen to the music, you can get up and clap and scream, whatever you want to do. Everybody will love it.”

You can catch it September 22nd at 2 p.m. or 8 p.m and September 23rd at 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.

You can purchase tickets for the show now at: https://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/school-of-rock