School of Rock

"School of Rock" runs to Nov. 19 at Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago.

Photo by Tristram Kenton

Fans of the film "School of Rock" will most definitely want to catch the latest live production to grace Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre.

"School of Rock" continues through Nov. 19 at Cadillac Palace. The musical, by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is a rousing production that's filled with energetic performances, comic touches and a pleasant score. 

The production is based on the 2003 film starring Jack Black as a forlorn musician who's thrown out of a rock band only to end up substitute teaching at a middle school. While there he attempts to turn the kids into rock musicians.

Actor/singer Rob Colletti stars as "teacher" Dewey Finn in this first national tour of "School of Rock." Colletti offers a powerful performance with all the right comic touches in this show.

Also starring in the show is Lexie Dorsett Sharp as the principal and  "closeted" rocker chick who's a blast to watch on stage.

"School of Rock's" catchy choreography is by JoAnn M. Hunter. The show's book was written by Julian Fellowes with lyrics by Glenn Slater. It's directed by Laurence Connor.

From the very start of the performance, all eyes are riveted on the kids in the cast. They exhibit bundles of energy, play their own instruments live on stage and have strong vocal abilities. It's definitely a show that will hold one's attention for two hours. School's in rockin' session here.

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