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School of Rock: The Musical [Original Broadway Cast]

School of Rock: The Musical [Original Broadway Cast]

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Overview

Based on director Richard Linklater's 2003 hit comedy film of the same name, School of Rock: The Musical follows the misadventures of washed-up rock singer/guitarist and reluctant substitute teacher Dewey Finn (originally played by Jack Black) as he attempts to transform his uptight fifth-grade class into a lean, mean rock & roll machine. Directed by Laurence Connor (Les Misérables), produced by Grammy Award winner Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Phil Collins, Paramore), and featuring a book by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Mary Poppins), 12 original songs by Tony Award magnets Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Glenn Slater (lyrics), and three tunes from the original film, the Original Broadway Cast recording stars Alex Brightman, Spencer Moses, Sierra Boggess, and Mamie Parris in the lead roles. Brightman, who takes on the role of Finn, does a nice job in channeling Black's manic energy and bigger-than-life persona, especially on wannabe stadium rockers like "When I Climb to the Top of Mount Rock" and "Stick It to the Man," and the kids manage to bend some of the more treacly numbers like "If Only You Would Listen" to their collective wills via sheer youthful enthusiasm -- fans will delight in hearing the rousing theatrical version of the "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"-inspired title track that closes the show. Overall it's a fun and lighthearted rendering of the source material. That said, it's a bit hard to reckon with the eradication of any of the classic rock hits that featured so prominently in Linklater's film, as without them to serve as the foundation, the School of Rock, in theory, would most certainly crumble.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2015
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624924326
catalogNumber: 551831
Rank: 22736

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Musician
Phyllis Saint James   Alto
Chris Bruce   Guitar
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Victor Indrizzo   Drums
Clydene Jackson   Alto
Deron Johnson   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Brian Koonin   Guitar
Jamie Muhoberac   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Rob Cavallo   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Dorian Crozier   Drums
Peter Donovan   Bass
Chris Chaney   Bass
Corinne Wilson   cast
Will Wheaton   Baritone
Gary Seligson   Drums
Brandon Ethridge   Keyboards
Sierra Boggess   cast
Mamie Parris   cast
Judith Hill   Soprano
Jeffrey Lee Campbell   Guitar
Taylor Caldwell   cast
Tim Quick   Guitar
Zach Dietz   Keyboards
Alex Brightman   cast
Ethan Khusidman   cast
Jared Parker   cast
Tom Rasulo   Percussion,Drums
Denise Carite   Soprano
Bobbi Mackenzie   cast
Carly Gendell   cast
Luca Padovan   cast
Dante Melucci   cast
Isabella Russo   cast
Evie Dolan   cast
Brandon Niederauer   cast
Shahadi Wright Joseph   cast
Jersey Sullivan   cast
Spencer Moses   cast

Technical Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Jack Black   Composer
Warren Fitzgerald   Composer
Doug McKean   Programming,Engineer
Glenn Slater   Composer,Original Lyrics
Rob Cavallo   Producer
Adults   Composer
Lars Fox   Pro-Tools
Roger Treece   Choir Arrangement
Mike Fasano   Drum Technician
JoAnn M. Hunter   Choreographer
Anna Louizos   Costume Design,Scenic Design
Julian Fellowes   Book
No Vacancy   Composer
Parents   Composer
Mick Potter   Sound Design
Teachers   Composer
Sammy James   Composer
Tomika   Composer
Tom Rasulo   Pro-Tools
Darren Ledbetter   Music Direction
Mike White   Composer,Writer
Nina Lannan   Executive Producer
Madeleine Lloyd Webber   Executive Producer

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