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Merritt David Janes In "School Of Rock" At Proctors

Matthew Murphy

Andrew Lloyd Webber returned to Broadway with a new heart-stirring hit, "School of 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.

Merritt David Janes plays Dewey in the National Touring Company of "School of Rock" now at Proctors in Schenectady, New York through Sunday. Merritt is a UMaine and Circle in the Square graduate. He was in the original cast of "School of Rock" and has a new album of his own music, "Waiting in the Wings."

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.
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