Who’s ready to rock? From now until March 4th, Broadway in Cincinnati is proud to present School of Rock. Playing at the Aronoff Center, this Broadway sensation has Cincinnati audiences playing air guitar and dancing in their seats.
School of Rock is based on the hit film staring Jack Black, and features 14 rock’n songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as the movie’s original songs. This hilarious musical follows wannabe rocker Dewey Finn who is down and out of luck. But when an opportunity presents itself, he pretends to be a substitute teacher, and turns a class of straight-A, musically gifted students into rockers. And in the end, the lesson is to never give up on your dreams.
My family recently saw the incredible School of Rock, and as we entered the Aronoff Center, the crowd was buzzing with excitement. The audience was filled with people of all ages, and many (including us) were becoming our inner rockstar by posing for photos in front of the musical’s step-and-repeat.
From the moment the curtains opened, School of Rock surrounded the audience with comical and musical energy. As I looked at the crowd, everyone was clapping, toe-tapping and head-banging along with the music. During the Battle of the Bands, the Aronoff Center became the venue for a heavy metal band concert with amazing light displays and awesome music. And the laughter was contagious throughout the entire performance.
But the kids stole the show! School of Rock has introduced the first-ever musical theater kids rock band. These amazingly talented children played their instruments live on stage, and never missed a beat. My daughter said, “The kids band is amazing, I want to learn an instrument. I already have a key-board.” (Thank you!)
I give this musical comedy two-thumbs up! Throughout the entire show, we were laughing, seat dancing and completely awed by the talented cast. School of Rock is a family-friendly musical that everyone will love. With throw-your-hands-in-the-air music and hilarious dialogue.
I recommend this musical for children 10 years old and above due to language. There are two, hour-long acts and one 15-minute intermission. Food and drinks are allowed during the performance. And if your child needs help seeing the stage above some adult heads, the Aronoff provides booster seat pads for FREE.
Don’t miss out on the most rock’n show in Cincinnati! Make it a perfect family night out with tickets still available. For more information contact the Broadway in Cincinnati.
Photo credits: Broadway in Cincinnati
Ainslie Gordon is a St. Louis, Missouri native and graduate of the University of Missouri’s Journalism School. Her career has focused on advertising, public relations and event planning. In 2011, Ainslie and her family moved to Cincinnati; and she became a stay-at-mom and founder of the blog, Modhousewife.
Additionally, she was a fashion/trends contributor on Fox 19 and Fox 2. Currently, Ainslie is the Marketing Director for Game On! Fitness. She is also a Girl Scout leader and enjoys volunteering throughout the community.