ATLANTA - What began as a hit film back in 2003 has turned into a musical theatre phenomenon — and now, the talented prep school kids who found their voices through rock music are touring the country, including a stop at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre.
The national tour of School of Rock—The Musical will take over the Fox Theatre stage from October 16 through October 21, bringing the raucous, Tony-nominated show to the historic venue for the first time. Based on the hit film, which starred Jack Black as a substitute teacher who forms a rock group with his students, School of Rock—The Musical features a book written by Julian Fellowes (of “Downton Abbey” fame) and music and lyrics by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater. Included in the tour cast are two young Atlanta natives — Bella Fraker (a swing in the show) and Jacob Moran, who you’ll see rocking out on drums during the show.
School of Rock—The Musical runs for eight performances only at the Fox Theatre, opening Tuesday, October 16th and continuing through Sunday, October 21st, which two shows each on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets may be purchased online here.
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken never misses a chance to “rock out” on live television, and spent the morning with the young Atlanta natives who are shredding the stage during the musical’s national tour.