Wannabe Rock Stars Unite!

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, August 31, 2018 – Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber’s high-octane Broadway and West End hit, School of Rock – The Musical is coming to Walton Arts Center Oct. 23-28 for an eight-show engagement.

Tickets start at $38 plus applicable fees. Patrons can also purchase prepaid parking for $7 to reserve a space in the Spring Street parking deck. Tickets and parking can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.

School of Rock – The Musicalfeatures music from the movie as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes, choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter and direction by Laurence Connor.

Based on the 2003 film of the same name,the musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. The show features a talented cast of child actors who are truly triple threats – playing their instruments live on stage, acting and singing.

The show opened in 2015 on Broadway to rave reviews. This Ben Brantley New York Times ‘Critics’ Pick’, “is an inspiring jolt of energy and mad skillz,” raves Jesse Oxfeld of Entertainment Weekly. And in his four-star Critics’ Pick review, Time Out’s David Cote proclaimed, “School’s IN – forever!”

For more information, visit waltonartscenter.org.

Show Times:  

  • Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7 pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 25 at 1:30 and 7 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 and 8 pm
  • Sunday, Oct. 28 at 8 pm

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors who help bring world-class arts experiences to Northwest Arkansas. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.