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School of Rock!

19 May - 28 2022

School of Rock!

19 May - 28 May 2022

GET READY TO ROCK!

Based on the hit film, this hilarious new 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. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within. 

Featuring new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie, this high-octane smash delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses! 

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MORE ON THIS PRODUCTION

Lisa Clough School of Rock Director Showbiz Queenstown

MEET OUR DIRECTOR

LISA CLOUGH

Lisa has been active in the Queenstown and Central Otago theatre scene for nearly a decade. This is Lisa's third directorial role with Showbiz Queenstown, having co-directed both Showbiz Queenstown's 40th Anniversary celebration show and Annie in 2015. Her most recent directorial credits are Fine Thyme Theatre Company's Shortland Street, The Musical and the Queenstown Christmas Show. 

Lisa is a qualified speech and drama teacher and has taught music in primary schools. She also co-directed Drama Queenstown with Kate Moetaua from 2010-2019.

Lisa is passionate about theatre for youth and is extremely excited to be bringing School of Rock the Musical to the Queenstown stage.

Pol Nicholson School of Rock Musical Director Showbiz Queenstown

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

POL NICHOLSON

Since arriving in Queenstown in 2010 Pol has consistently been found somewhere in the music scene. He dipped his toes in as Rolfe in Showbiz Queenstown's production of Sound of Music, joined a wedding band, started his own band (Freefall) and regularly gigs with other various musical outfits.

He has been Whirlwind Production's 'go to guy for guitars and musical direction' over the last decade and more recently jumped back onto the musical theatre stage, performing in the most recent Showbiz Queenstown productions: Avenue Q and Legally Blonde.

When not performing you'll find Pol behind the coffee roaster with Black Lab Coffee or teaching music to youngsters, and just generally enjoying a rock n roll lifestyle…

This is Pol's first time as Musical Director for a Showbiz production. He is very excited to teach rock… TO THE WORLD!

Anna Stuart School of Rock Choreographer Showbiz Queenstown

CHOREOGRAPHER

ANNA STUART

Anna is passionate about both dance and children, making her the perfect fit for the School of Rock the Musical choreographer. As a dance teacher, examiner and choreographer for over 25 years, she brings an abundance of experience and knowledge to the role.

Having worked with Showbiz Queenstown in musicals such as Chicago, Annie, Saturday Night Fever and Mamma Mia, Anna is excited to once again be given the opportunity to be part of the Showbiz Queenstown creative team. 

"Showbiz Queenstown is renowned for producing professional shows, loved by the community. My job is to inject energy and stamina onto the stage of School of Rock, which I am totally up for! Working with incredibly talented locals is also a real buzz... this show is going to be amazing!"

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