School Of Rock Musical Will Educate Us In The Ways Of Rock
I love all things rock-n-roll. I crave the energy and adrenaline it gives me, and I have all the admiration in the world for the musicians that have dedicated their life’s to creating that experience for people like myself. There are tons of icons that have left their mark on the history of rock music: Jimmy Page, Dave Grohl, Eddie Van Halen, the list goes on and on.
But there’s one person who rose to prominence in the late 90s and early 2000s that often gets overlooked due to his humorous, nonsensical personality. I’m talking about Jack Black. He’s known primarily for his juvenile antics and childish sense of humor, but the guy is actually an insanely talented musician.
His original songs might have funny lyrical content, but they are COOL songs! There’s no better display of Jack’s musical abilities than in a film called “School Of Rock.” You might remember this little masterpiece from the early 2000s. Jack Black plays a failed musician in his 30s that uses a fake identity to land a job substitute teaching at a local Jr. high school.
Instead of educating his students with typical academic curriculum, he teaches them to play instruments and forms a rock band with them. My high school band director had us watch this movie about a million times when I was in school, so it has a special place in my heart.
Now this classic film is being adapted into a musical that you can watch at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. Showings will last from March 6th through March 11th . Ticket prices range from $39 to $145 and are on sale now.