Based on the Jack Black comic film, "School of Rock" focuses on a washed up rocker (played by Owen Mannion during the show's first three weekends and Sean Lock the final weekend) who poses as a school teacher and transforms his classroom into a rock band. It's all about the transforming power of music and hits upon the fact that education should, in the eyes of many, feature more music classes and programs.
"School of Rock" is humorous, but also has heartfelt moments particularly when a few of the children are ignored by their parents and burst into song with "If Only You Would Listen".
The photos are by Chris Furlan. The production is directed by Jesse Cline with music direction by Ben Kapilow.
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|Owen Mannion, center, as Dewey, the washed up rocker with his 'students': Bridget Henry, Jolie Jaffe, Madison Vassilakopoulos, Leo Koncos, Holden Dubach, Alexsa McKeown, Josh Atkinson, Alex Pollard, Violet Wiley, |
and Brynn Washbourne
|Ben Pedersen, as Zack the guitarist, rocks out with Bridget Henry, Violet Wiley, and Brynn Washbourne|
|Owen Mannion and the kids|
|The class room kids sing their Alma Mater|