Credit: Wharton Center
Credit: Wharton Center

You've seen the movie starring Jack Black! Now, see the Broadway Production! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK — THE MUSICAL, September 18th - 23rd at the Wharton Center!


Date/Time:      Tuesday, September 18 – Sunday, September 23, 2018
Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Friday at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Location:  Cobb Great Hall

Tickets:        Tickets from $35

                           **Student and group discounts available.


517.432.2000 or 1.800.WHARTON


EAST LANSING, Mich. — Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber’s high-octane Broadway and West End hit SCHOOL OF ROCK — THE MUSICAL is coming to Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall September 18-23, 2018 as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series. Tickets can be purchased at Wharton Center’s official ticketing outlets: online at, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office at Wharton Center, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.


SCHOOL OF ROCK — THE MUSICAL is based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same name, featuring music from the movie, as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes, choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter and direction by Laurence Connor.


SCHOOL OF ROCK — THE MUSICAL opened on Broadway to rave reviews on Sunday, December 6, 2015. This Ben Brantley New York Times ‘Critics’ Pick’ “is an inspiring jolt of energy and mad skillz,” raves Jesse Oxfeld of Entertainment Weekly. And in his four-star Critics’ Pick review, Time Out’s David Cote proclaimed, “School’s IN – forever!” SCHOOL OF ROCK — THE MUSICAL 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 — THE MUSICAL also won the 2017 Oliver award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

Based on the hit film, School of Rock – The Musical is a hilarious new musical that 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 guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pintsized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.


SCHOOL OF ROCK — THE MUSICAL features scenic and costume design by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter and music supervision by John Rigby.


SCHOOL OF ROCK — THE MUSICAL is produced on Broadway by Andrew Lloyd Webber for The Really Useful Group, Warner Music Group & Access Industries, The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization. Nina Lannan and Madeleine Lloyd Webber serve as Executive Producers.


For more tour and casting information:

Twitter: @ SoRmusical

Instagram: @sormusical


The East Lansing engagement of SCHOOL OF ROCK — THE MUSICAL is sponsored the Christman Company; Delta Dental of Michigan; Foster, Swift, Collins, & Smith, P. C; McLaren Greater Lansing; Rick’s American Café/Harrison Roadhouse/Beggar’s Banquet.

Credit: Wharton Center
Credit: Wharton Center

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