Itinerary Announced for National Tour of School of Rock

National Tour News   Itinerary Announced for National Tour of School of Rock The tour of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will launch in September in Rochester.
Alex Brightman and the children of <i>School of Rock - The Musical</i>
Alex Brightman and the children of School of Rock - The Musical Matthew Murphy

The national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock musical will launch September 30 in Rochester, New York, at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre. The New York production celebrated its one-year anniversary on Broadway in December 2016 and continues performances at the Winter Garden Theatre.

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The announced tour route includes:
Rochester (September 30–October 7)
Columbus (October 10–15)
Pittsburgh (October 17–22)
Hartford (October 24–29)
Chicago (November 1–19)
Milwaukee (November 21–26)
Durham (November 28–December 3)
Greenville (December 5–10)
Ft. Lauderdale (December 12-24)
Orlando (December 26–31)
Tampa (January 2–7, 2018)
Charlotte (January 9–14)
St. Louis (January 16–28),
Houston (January 30–February 4)
Oklahoma City (February 6–11)
Austin (February 13–18)
Cincinnati (February 21–March 4)
Minneapolis (March 6–11)
Louisville (March 13–18)
Baltimore (March 20–25)
Philadelphia (March 27–April 1)
Buffalo (April 3–8)
Detroit (April 10–22)
Appleton (April 24–29)
Los Angeles (May 3–27)
Denver (May 29–June 10)
San Diego (June 12–17)
Tempe (June 19–24)
San Francisco (June 27–July 22)
Costa Mesa (July 24–August 5)
Dallas (August 15–26)
Ft. Worth (August 28–September 2)

Additional dates and casting to be announced at a later date.

School of Rock is based on the hit 2003 film of the same name and features music from the movie, as well as an original score by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes, and direction by Laurence Connor.

The Broadway production was nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Lloyd Webber and Slater), Best Book (Fellowes), and Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Alex Brightman). School of Rock also won the 2017 Oliver for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

Watch footage from the Broadway production below:

School of Rock follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There, he turns a class of straight-A students into a mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school's uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

The musical also features choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, scenic and costume design by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter, and music supervision by Ethan Popp.

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