As the summer winds down (say it ain’t so!), Geauga Lyric Theater presents the last in their series of summer workshop shows. School of Rock, based on the movie with Jack Black, and currently running on Broadway, will send you into August with a bang.
Performed by the Advanced Workshop, an auditioned group ranging in age from 11 to 17, rocks and sing along with playing keyboards, electric guitars and drums on stage. Angela Miloro-Hansen, director of this group is excited to see how far they’ve come this summer. “We’ve been rehearsing since early June. Some of our musicians are experienced and a couple have taken instruction specifically for this show. The vocal talent is incredible. It’s such a fun show and everyone is definitely rocking!”
The story is about Dewey, an out of work wanna-be rock musician, played by Hunter Sarbach. Dewey steals the identity of his friend Ned (Jonathan Ward), so he can make some money as a substitute teacher in a conservative private school. Much to the other teachers’ dismay, and the students’ surprise, he becomes a favorite as he secretly forms the kids into a rock and roll band, who want to enter a Battle of the Bands.
Funny, rocking, and with characters you will love…don’t miss School of Rock at Geauga Lyric Theater, August 4-6 at 7:30pm and August 7 at 2pm. Tickets are $6 for students and seniors, and $8 for adults.
The historic Geauga Lyric Theater is on the beautiful Chardon Square at 101 Water Street. Tickets can be purchased on the website www.geaugatheater.org and at the box office 440-286-2255. Special thanks to our Marquee Sponsor for School of Rock, Lake Health.