HORIPRO STAGE give first look at cast of School of Rock musical

Fans get a glimpse at Yuki Kaji‘s debut role in a musical.

The musical School of Rock, based on the 2003 Hollywood movie starring Jack Black, is going to premiere in Japan.

For those that are not familiar with the story, here is its synopsis:

After being kicked out of his rock band, guitarist Dewey Finn faces a mountain of debts and depression. He shares an apartment with an old band member, Ned Schneebly, who is now a substitute teacher. Dewey accepts a job as a substitute teacher at a snobbish private elementary school where his attitude and hijinx have a powerful result on his students. He learns they are talented young musicians, and he decides to form a rock band with them to win the $10,000 prize money in a local band contest. Once Dewey wins a competition called “Battle of the Bands”, the prize money would solve his financial problems and put him back in the rock music spotlight.

Yuki Kaji is splitting acting duties with Hiroki Aiba as Ned Schneebly.

Two posters are out. Yuki Kaji’s Ned Schneebly look can be found center-left (advised to click on the photo for better quality).

The cast counts as well with the solo artist and seiyuu Takanori Nishikawa (T.M.Revolution) as Dewey Finn.

School of Rock is going to run at Brillia HALL in Tokyo starting in August 2020.

Please refer to the official website (link below) for more information on this musical.

SOURCE: Horipro stage

Author: midorin

The Hand That Feeds HQ founder and music reviewer writing about Japanese music since 2010. After a 6 month stint in Macau SAR, I am back to being based in Cascais, Portugal. Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" was the catalyst to completely focus on writing about male seiyuu music.

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