When my 11 year-old son asked me to take him to see School of Rock on Broadway, I was both surprised and thrilled. I haven’t taken him to a show since 2010, when I took my cue at Stomp, when his sensorial issues took over. It was a combination of being over stimulated and noise that were just too much for him.
But he loved the movie this show is based on – so much so that he’s watched it several times on Netflix. Somehow during the summer he took note of its pending Broadway arrival, as did I with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s name attached, and we both became determined to see it once it hit NYC. Still, I questioned his focus and ability to stay out late on a weekday night but went with an open mind.