“I Surrender” to the School of Rock
As Act one is coming to a close in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock, a judge of a rock talent show cries out, “I surrender”. A young girl is holding his hand, and gazing up at him so innocently and ever so sweetly. Asking for him to bend the rules just a wee bit, so they could audition for him. It’s a full on manipulative moment. And I could have uttered the exact same thing.
To be honest, I was not my normal optimistic self when we got tickets for Sir Webber’s new musical, his return to the Broadway and the Winter Garden, the home to Cats from 1982 to 2000 after 7,485 performances. He hasn’t really delivered on a new musical in a long long time, at least not in the same successful manner as Phantom of the Opera or Evita, and I guess I had a hard time imagining that a musical based on a 2003 Jack Black movie would be the golden ticket. That said, I can’t say that this is the one that will restore him to the King of Broadway, nor do I believe that it will even come close to running even half the number of performances, but I will say that this show delivers a high decibel of fun and is overflowing with some major talent….. for full review click link below: