Sensory-Friendly Performance: School of Rock


Friday, January 26, 2024


Adult themes; Rated PG-13 for some rude humor and drug references

10:00 a.m.


$39 for tickets (starting price)

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Sensory-Friendly Performance: School of Rock

As the nature of this show is that of a real live “rock concert,” we encourage audience members to bring noise-cancellation or reducing headphones in addition to tools for self-soothing and regulation, if desired.

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?

Lloyd Webber produced the stage musical on Broadway and in the West End, penning 14 new numbers for the show, which additionally features all of the original songs from the movie. The composer’s tracks “You’re in the Band” and “Stick it to the Man” are well on their way to becoming rock solid standards, while the finale with “Teacher’s Pet” brings audiences to their feet.

School of Rock – The Musical, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. May the spirit of rock be with all who pledge allegiance to Lloyd Webber’s newest hit!”

About Sensory-Friendly Performances
Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a welcoming and comfortable arts experience for people with autism, sensory sensitivities, or other social, learning, or cognitive disabilities.
Modifications often include:
  • Lower sound levels, especially for startling or loud sounds
  • Lights remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance
  • A reduction of strobe lighting and lighting focused on the audience
  • Guests are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance as needed
  • Guests are encouraged to wave their hands rather than clap
Please be mindful and purchase tickets for this particular performance only if you or someone else in your party may benefit from this type of environment.


SCHOOL OF ROCK is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Really Useful Group.
Based on the Paramount movie by Mike White
Book by Julian Fellowes
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
New Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

General Information

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Mon. – Sat., Noon – 5 p.m.
90 minutes before performances 

The Schoolhouse Hours

Mon. – Thurs., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
90 minutes before performances

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Due to fire code and safety requirements, every child MUST have a ticket without exception.

Please note that there are no refunds, credits or exchanges once tickets are purchased.

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