“School of Rock” Presented by ARTfactory’s Pied Piper Theatre

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Provided by ARTfactory

Pied Piper Theatre presents School of Rock- The Musical, based on the Paramount movie by Mark White with book by Julian Fellowes, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, and new music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Performances will be at the Hylton Performing Arts Center’s Gregory Family Theatre.

Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock – The Musical is a two-hour, two-act show (plus intermission), based on the hit movie. The tuner follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

“The School of Rock movie is such a favorite of many of our friends and family and the musical version is so much fun,” said Kimberly Kemp, director of theatre arts at the ARTfactory. “Our cast is having a great time learning the music and choreography.  My favorite part of directing is watching the growth from the first rehearsal to production.  Our cast has done an exceptional job bringing these characters to life.  I can’t wait to share their work with an audience.”

The production is directed by Kimberly Kemp, music directed by Veronica Miller, produced by Tami Pugmire and Aimee Beckwith, and stage managed by Rebecca Niccolotti.

Performances are in the Gregory Family Theatre at the Hylton Performing Arts Center for two weekends on the following dates and times:

  • May 12, 2023 at 7:00 pm
  • May 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm
  • May 14, 2023 at 3:00 pm
  • May 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm
  • May 20, 2023 at 7:00 pm
  • May 21, 2023 at 3:00 pm

Tickets are available at virginiaartfactory.org/tickets

School of Rock is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of the Really Useful Group.

The ARTfactory was founded in 1984 by a group of artists and art lovers with the goal of enriching the quality of life in the Northern Virginia region. In 2002, the ARTfactory relocated to the Hopkins Candy Factory building in Manassas and has become the cornerstone of the downtown arts community. Currently, they offer an art gallery, theatre arts, visual arts education, dance classes, Arts on the Go™, summer camps and SummerSounds Concert Series.

The ARTfactory is home to three theatre companies: Rooftop Productions, Pied Piper Theatre for young performers aged 8 to 18, and Past-Prime Time Players for senior citizens.


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