Musical theater bigwig Andrew Lloyd Webber is hard at work on yet another new musical, but the subject matter might surprise you.
Webber is reportedly developing a stage adaptation of the 2003 Jack Black comedy School of Rock, the composer revealed in an interview on CBC Radio. Webber divulged, “Another thing that I’ve just got the rights to that I am very excited about…is that movie School of Rock. So, I will go from Stephen Ward, which is really going to be sort of a chamber musical, to a musical about kids playing the guitar!”
In case you need a School of Rock refresher (and let’s face it, most of us do), the film starred Black as wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.
The film is already plenty musical—just take a listen to the theme song below!