Class is in session as Broadway's "School of Rock" makes the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts its temporary classroom. And trust me, the syllabus is something students of all ages will enjoy.
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OnMilwaukee chatted with Lexie Dorsett Sharp earlier this week about the show, Joan Cusack, the importance of music education and why she could never play the part of "Annie." The live musical comes to the Marcus Center next week.
A mix of familiar classics ("Rent," "Les Miserables") and new favorites ("Waitress") comprises the Marcus Center's newly announced 2017-18 touring Broadway musical theatrical season.
Angelina Gagliano, 13, has a fairly typical school schedule with the typical school subjects. Some math, some social studies, some literature, etc. For the past two months, however, Gagliano has been taking a class on a topic far outside the typical middle school curriculum. She's learning how to rock.
School Of Rock will open Saturday, Oct. 12 at 4050 N. Oakland Ave. in Shorewood. The franchise, owned by "Rock" Marasco will provide lessons for young people ages 8-18 and the opportunity to perform concerts in public.
Ask prolific guitar player Bruce Kulick why being a judge for the School of Rock "Battle of the Bands" June 29 and 30 at Summerfest is important to him and the former member of KISS says that "seeing them be creative or just cover a classic rock tune is truly a joy to me."