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17 Mar

Melanie C and the SCHOOL OF ROCK kids surprised last night's audience with the Spice Girls' hit song "Wannabe". #StageFaves star David Fynn joined in, too! Watch this fantastic video of the performance and sneak a peek at our onstage and backstage photos here...

As a rule, we don't list child actors (unless their parents or agents make a special request), but we reckon many of the uber-talented young actor-musicians from SCHOOL OF ROCK will become professional adult #StageFaves in future. Auditions are coming up from 25 March for new classmates who'll get to hashtag #ImInTheBand...

Musical Theatre Review reports on the theatre event of the year and its newly announced host for 2017 - comedian, leading man and #StageFaves favourite, Jason Manford!

The #OlivierAwards nominees were announced on Monday, and the celebrations continue today at the Nominee Celebration lunch! Let's recap the reactions to the best actor nominations.

Today (6th March) was Olivier Awards nominations day! Congratulations to all the brilliant nominees! You can visit our 2017 Olivier Awards event page to #GetSocial with all the #StageFaves musicals and stars nominated today. Here are some of our favourite reactions from our Stage Faves in 10 top tweets…

In the 2017 Olivier Awards shortlists, which were announced today, the #StageFaves musicals battling for supremacy include Groundhog Day, Dreamgirls, The Girls, Half a Sixpence, Jesus Christ Superstar, School of Rock and Sunset Boulevard - the last three of which were all composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber...

24 Feb

Lots of #StageFaves musicals and performers have been nominated in this year's third annual #AlsoRecognised Awards, run by our sister site MyTheatreMates. Public voting has now opened and continues until 26 March 2017...

14 Feb

Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Kate Rose wonders, why are the theatre scenes on Broadway and in the West End so different?

06 Feb

Feeling the Monday blues? Kick back to the weekend with our 10 tweet guide to having a #StageFaves Sunday!

09 Jan

Updated 10 February: The show has announced ANOTHER booking extension! Ready for some more kids who are more than alright? Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest West End (and Broadway) hit breaks records, extends booking and, from 2 March, welcomes more stupendously talented young performers to the cast...

04 Jan

Happy New Year! 2017 is fast upon us and it’s time to sort out those New Year’s Resolutions! If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our 10 fave tweets from our #StageFaves to give you some ideas!

01 Dec

Happy Vlogmas! On the 1st of December, we're officially launching our #ChristmasCountdown. In the second of Perry O'Bree's special festive videos, he belts out his #StageFaves version of "The 12 Days of Christmas". Also follow us on Twitter and Facebook where we'll be releasing the Perry's 12 days one day at a time and celebrating each of the #StageFaves shows (and the one privileged performer in the pear tree) named and numbered...

23 Nov

In addition to our limited-edition festive "All I Want for Christmas" range, #StageFaves is delighted to unveil our brand-new, specially commissioned design celebrating musical theatre (meeting social media!) in the 21st century, which has now been rolled out across all 2200+ performers featured on the site...

18 Nov

Rock on and on and on. After reviews like it got this week, it's no surprise that Andrew Lloyd Webber has extended West End booking for SCHOOL OF ROCK at the New London theatre...

We tried to limit our choices to just ten but we just couldn't, even after we separated out the kids' excellent tweets from the show account into a second blog. Opening night of SCHOOL OF ROCK just looked like too much fun. So here are top twenty (ish) tweets that encapsulate the night - from the cast and others working on the show, from celebs, from other punters in the audience and from the Lord himself, Andrew Lloyd Webber. Are you in the band on Twitter?

These kids rule the school. They know how to stick it to the man. They can rock on all night... And so, on opening night, the official SCHOOL OF ROCK social media accounts were handed over to young 'band members' including Isabelle and Jobe, who did a phenomenal job spotting the celebs on the red carpet. Watch what they got up and with who (including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Julian Fellowes, director Laurence Connor, Arlene Phillips, Jimmy Carr, Jodie Kidd and Myleene Klass in that dress)...

14 Nov

The four-strong cast of #StageFaves for the return of satirical West End review JEST END are: Bronte Barbe, Daniel Buckley, Jemma Alexander and Adam Bailey. The show returns to the Off-West End Waterloo East Theatre this month..

06 Nov

First performances are always a special occasion, especially when there's a Lord in attendance. Dawn Bush from our friends at the Musical Theatre Appreciation Society was at the very first preview of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical School of Rock and reports back. Can you guess how many standing ovations it got...?

08 Sep

David Fynn is swapping his TV comedy roles in the likes of The Inbetweeners, Sherlock, Game of Thrones and Undateable to play Dewey Finn (a distant, fictional relation?) in the Broadway transfer of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK. He's joined by a band of #StageFaves stalwarts and 39 child actor-musicians found after a nationwide search...

20 May

Already a mega-hit in New York, Andrew Lloyd Webber's screen-to-stage adaptation of SCHOOL OF ROCK will receive its West End premiere in November at the New London Theatre, following the early closure of Show Boat...