Despite the presence of "Another Brick in the Wall," a hit that featured a children's chorus, The Wall, Pink Floyd's 1979 opus, isn't exactly kid stuff. Chris Soucy, general manager for the Paul Green School of Rock Music's Denver branch, acknowledges that some tunes are "horribly depressing." So why have students between eight and eighteen tackle the music in today's shows? According to Soucy, "It's not just the variety of musical material. There's also a bit of theater involved." Some characters will appear in costume, and during the set, a wall will be constructed on stage -- although it won't actually block the band from view, as in Pink Floyd's original staging. "We want people to see the kids performing," Soucy says -- and they will.
The School of Rock Music offers two presentations of The Wall, at noon and 4 p.m. at the Toad Tavern, 5302 South Federal Circle in Littleton. Tickets are $10; learn more at 720-221-6991 or www.schoolofrock.com.
Sun., May 18, 12 & 4 p.m., 2008