Arts & Entertainment

REVIEW: School Of Rock – The Musical

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Andrew Lloyd Webber brings his take on the modern classic Jack Black comedy movie, School Of Rock, to Sydney’s Capitol Theatre.

Sticking almost beat for beat to the plot of the film School Of Rock – The Musical is a rollicking good time for audiences young and old.

Whilst the show takes a little while to kick into gear once the children step onto the stage it becomes something magical. These kids truly are rock gods and stars of not only today but the future. Each of the kids does a great job in their acting performances but it is their musical performances which you will be talking about long after the show. When these kids rock out on their instruments you quickly realise why there have obviously been questions about overdubbing, hence an opening announcement which says “they really do play the instruments live on stage.”

One young lady in particular though deserves a special mention. Sabina Felias’ vocal performance as Tamika sent chills down my spine. The moment when the shy and reserved Tamika breaks out of her shell to display her voice stills echoes in my mind.  Certainly, keep an eye on this young lady!

Until Feb 2. Capitol Theatre, 13 Campbell St, Haymarket. $69-$205+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.schoolofrockthemusical.com.au

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