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School of Rock Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (3.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 28

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5.0 star rating Martin from Los Angeles, California

FANTASTIC

The children were amazing, 1 of the best plays we've seen . I would recommend it to everyone.

5.0 star rating Mindy from Los Angeles, California

THOSE KIDS ROCK!!!

I was at the matinee the first openingshow because my kids and I have been waiting for this show!! The show was awesome my kids were on the edge of their seats! My daughter was glued to Tomika from the time she read the Playbill. I usually don’t watch a character so closely but my kid kept watching so I did. That little girl was committed to her character. A great little actress....and then she opened her mouth to sing! Grier Burke stood out in this cast because that kid can sing dance and act! My kids also liked the stylist and drummer! Don’t miss this show!

5.0 star rating Martin from Los Angeles, California

FANTASTIC

The children were amazing, 1 of the best plays we've seen . I would recommend it to everyone.

5.0 star rating G from @PANTAGES

@PANTAGES

Great show, very talented kids. Def recomend it for all ages. Main character is an amazing actor/singer. Go watch it

5.0 star rating Terri from St. Louis, Missouri

GREAT SHOW

I wasn't expecting it to be this good, but it was fantastic. The guy that played Dewey was perfect for that part and had a great voice. The kids were amazing. I would definitely go again!

5.0 star rating Fran from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ENTERTAINING!

Great performance by everyone! We had great seats on the floor close to the stage. Could see their expressions and thought girl who played guitar was super. We came from NJ and the theater is easy to get to via Patco.

5.0 star rating Tina Scott from Detroit, Michigan

I LOVED SCHOOL OF ROCK IN DETROIT!

Like most people I loved the musical so I had to see the show. I’m not sure where they found these kids but they were really good. My favorite was the little girl who sang a church song in the middle of everything. SHUT THE HOUSE DOWN. And when the piano player played I almost jumped out of my seat and started dancing. These kids are amazing! The guitarist danced across the floor. I’m not sure how they teach them to not over act but they were so believable. Go see it!!

5.0 star rating RO from Buffalo, New York

FANTASTIC...EXCEED MY EXPECTATIONS!!

I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THIS MUSICAL ! ROCKIN, HIGH ENERGY, FUNNY AND FUN. OUTSTANDING TALENT! A FEEL GOOD PRODUCTION AT THE TOP OF MY FAVORITES LIST. IF YOU MISSED IT AND GET A CHANCE TO GO SOMEWHERE...GO! YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED. I HOPE IT RETURNS TO BUFFALO!!

5.0 star rating James and Gail Gray from Riverview, Florida

AMAZING SHOW

My wife and I loved the show. Everyone in the cast was amazing. We could not believe how talented all of the young people were. This show is one of the best we have seen. It is so nice to have the Staz Center so close. Everyone is so helpful and so nice. We highly recommend.

5.0 star rating from Minneapolis, Minnesota

SUPER AMAZING AND FUN

I am a grandma and went with my daughter. We are season ticket holders and have been for many years. This show was amazing and so much fun. What a talented cast !! Bring it back as we would love to take the kids.

4.0 star rating Cynthid from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

WHERE DID THEY FIND THESE KIDS?

This show makes you laugh, smile, and cry! Yes I tested up when Tomika sang a song pleading for Dewey to come back and when she sang Amazing Grace. I’m a sucker for vocals and Grier Burke has them! The guitarist was fun to watch as well!

4.0 star rating Jan from Detroit, Michigan

ENERGIZING

SOR in Detroit was amazing. The kids performances were just fantastic. My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed the show. Rock On !!!

4.0 star rating Tanya from San Diego, California

SCHOOL OF ROCK’S “AMAZING GRACE” GRIER BURKE SINGS

Honestly, the children ARE the play. I know it’s supposed to be about Jack Black but you don’t really think about the adults when the children are on stage. The little girl, Grier Burke, who sings Amazing Grace was the most memorable in the show next to the piano player. Those children gave such an awesome performance that I am giving them 4 stars. The only reason I’m not giving 5 stars is because there were times when th adult ensemble actors ‘ scenes went on too long.

4.0 star rating from Los Angeles, California

THE SINGERS STEAL THE SHOW!

So I got to see this show 2 times! Once with a date and the second time with my good friend’s daughter. I decided to take my bff’s daughter because she needed to see Grier Burke and the little girl Iara, who plays Summer. I am certain most people just look at the kids playing instruments, that’s nice, they certainly are awesome (though I’m not convinced the people in the orchestra pit aren’t helping back up their sound). If you go to the show be sure to Watch these little actors. I’m all for girl power and they were the perfect images for a little girl to see! Tomika, (Grier Burke) overcame shyness and stood up to speak up for herself. She sang beautifully and got applause in between the song BOTH TIMES I saw it. Summer, (Iara N.) has her own song showing her being in charge and it was a wonderful song! It was surprising that she could sing because they made fun of her voice in the beginning!

5.0 star rating Eric Ryan from Chicago, Illinois

GREAT SHOW - GREATER PERFORMANCES

This was one of the coolest shows I've seen in a very long time. The cast were FRIGGEN AMAZING! Everyone played their own instruments live on stage. The kids in the show we're beyond outstanding. I could have sworn Jack Black was playing the lead role. Take the kids, take Grandma, take a seat and enjoy! Holly Crap, go see this show and... STICK IT TO THE MAN!!!

4.0 star rating Joseph Nicholas from Rochester, New York

LOVED IT

Kids, female lead outstanding- production fun and rocking

4.0 star rating Vincent from Toronto, Ontario

WHAT’S COOL AND WHAT’S NOT COOL.

The kids in this play are what’s cool. The kids play their instruments and they play well. There is one little girl who sings- Grier Burke, who brings the house down! She had people flipping through their playbills after hearing her belt. The woman who plays Ms. Mullins was AMAZING! What was not cool - the Dewey Finn character. Merritt J. You couldn’t understand a word he said! His vocals weren’t the best. I’d really like to see the kids again but couldn’t stomach seeing him again.

3.0 star rating G from Toronto, Ontario

WORSE THEN THE MOVIE

Not a fan of Jack Black in any venue, however he was stellar compared to the Mirvish production lead. The kids unfortunately, had mostly terrible music and lyrics to sing. Much differed from movie. Not memorable. Stilted over acting. Disappointed. See Charlie and the Chocolate Factory instead for some amazing talent.

2.0 star rating Mike Ranieri from Toronto, Ontario

LACKING CHARM

So, I saw "School of Rock" on Thursday. I quite like this movie but any charm the movie has is lost in the musical. The main problem is the script. It rushes through the plot points to get to the musical numbers. But except for the songs that are featured in the original movie the rest are instantly forgettable. And I couldn’t understand a word anyone was saying as they screamed out all the innocuous rock lyrics. I mean, this is a musical and the songs are supposed to help tell the story. What good are they if you can’t hear the words? As for the problems with the story, well, the premise is that the kids are shy and awkward, but the first time you see them they are singing and dancing (and moving their desks) all over the place. It’s great that the kids all play their own instruments but progression from nerds to rockers is just too short to be effective. The lead tries his best to be Jack Black but again there is just not enough story verses the frantic musical numbers to get to know the guy. The only charm he or any of the other characters have is remembering what they were in the movie. Some movies do work as musical and even exceed their originals but this ain’t one of them. I’d give it a pass!

1.0 star rating Margie from San Diego, California

DISAPPOINTED

This would be an excellent Youth Theatre production but we were disappointed viewing this as part of our season's ticket offerings at the San Diego Civic Theatre. The kids were cute but the cliche story was ho hum predictable and the acting was mediocre. When a retired couple is spending $150+ for a highly anticipated evening of entertainment we just wanted more than what seemed to be us watching our grandchildren in their school performance. Sorry, thanks for your efforts but thumbs down.

1.0 star rating Lee Thompson from Los Angeles, California

FUN BUT FORGETTABLE

Schools of Rack at the Pantages was a huge disappointment despite extremely talented youngsters and wonderful vocals by Lexi Dorsett Sharp. The same can not be said for the rest of the singing cast. This is a cliche, predictable story and Lloyd Weber's music is, well, lame. There are no memorable songs you sing or hum on the way out of the theatre. Choreography? None, just everyone jumping up and down and one poor little girll who looked like she was trying to shake her pony tail off her head. Sets, lighting, and special effects were superb! But the sound system sucked; everyone sounded high pitched and screechy. The show opens with a heavy metal band on stage (think Aerosmith) but instead of heavy metal rock they limp through what I can only call a lame Lloyd Weber sort of ballad. Personally, I do not hate anyone enough to recommend this show to them. Very disappointing, despite the kids. It wasnt their fault.

1.0 star rating from Kansas City, Missouri

SAVE YOUR MONEY

Intermission, where ARE you? I'm dying! All five in my party immediately jumped up and put on our coats when Act I was finally over. It's like the movie, only with bad acting and lots of dialogue converted into terrible singing. The lead guy is no Jack Black, though he tries, at times. The kids are smart alecs, and the the whole thing feels kind of mean and tone deaf for 2018. Plus, that theatre was burning up hot, and I could not see around the lady in front of me, though I am sure I am taller than her. Sure wish I still had the money and time I wasted on this sadomasochistic activity. I must have done something really bad at some point to deserve this punishment.

5.0 star rating Leighann from Toronto, Ontario

INCREDIBLE

Amazing show with such talent. It was incredible.

5.0 star rating Mary from Boston, Massachusetts

AWESOME

The play started a little slow for me but it picked up and ended up being fantastic. Kids were very talented. Great music, humor, and very entertaining I recommend it for all ages

5.0 star rating Linda from Boston, Massachusetts

BOSTON SCHOOL OF ROCK

The show was amazing, the children are so talented. The entire cast did a great job. So happy it came to Boston!!

2.0 star rating from

ENERGIZING BUT DISAPPOINTING

We left this play feeling energized and the kids and the principal in the play were great but I could have done without the following: gay stereotypes, nagging girlfriend stereotype, some of the language used such as douche bag and slut (the audience is young) and what seemed to be a pedophile joke. We’re it not for these things, I would have given the play 4 stars.

1.0 star rating from Cleveland, Ohio

SECOND ACT SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN THE FIRST

We were tempted to leave after the first act, so disappointing after our family loved the movie. The first act is flat and boring with more gay innuendoes than plot or character development. Second act was slightly better. I had hoped for a family show. The choreography was kids jumping up and down for two hours. Their musical talent was the best part of the show along with the principal. Bottom line- not with the time or money.

2.0 star rating Rochelle Rohlfs from Omaha, Nebraska

VERY DISAPPOINTED

After not being able to understand what the lead guy was saying or singing for the first 30 min., I wanted to leave. I had purchased two additional tickets for someone who had never been to the Orpheum and I was embarrassed. Yes, talented kids, but beyond that a waste of time and money.

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