Auditions: School of Rock

SCHOOL OF ROCK AUDITIONS

The Encore Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for their Junior production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock. The Encore Junior production will be directed by Meg Emlaw, with choreography by Rachel Costantino, and produced by Thalia V. Schramm.

Based on the Paramount movie by Mike White, Book by Julian Fellowes, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, and New Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! School of Rock is a two-hour, two-act musical (plus intermission), based on the hit movie. The tuner follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

REHEARSALS begin January 2nd, and take place Mondays from 4pm-7pm, Tuesdays from 4pm-7pm, and Saturdays from 10am-2pm. (March 5th-8th, 2018: The week before opening, the cast is called nightly from 4pm-8pm.)

PERFORMANCES take place March 9th – 18th, 2018 on Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm. There will be one brush-up rehearsal on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 4pm.

AUDITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3RD from 6:00pm-8:00pm AND MONDAY, DECEMBER 4TH from 4:30pm-6:30pm. YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN AUDITION SLOT by emailing thalia@theencoretheatre.org with your child’s name, age, and your contact info.

Each child auditioning must prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music printed in a binder and clearly marked for the accompanist.

Due to the nature of the show, if your child would like to be considered for the roles of DEWEY (guitar), ZACK (guitar), FREDDY (drums), KATIE (bass), or LAWRENCE (piano/keyboard) they will be asked to demonstrate their skills on those instruments. Please bring a guitar or bass with you.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

LEADS: DEWEY FINN (guitar), ROSALIE MULLINS, NED SCHNEEBLY, PATTY

KIDS: SUMMER HATHAWAY, TOMIKA, ZACK MOONEYHAM (guitar), FREDDY HAMILTON (drums), KATIE (bass), LAWRENCE (keyboard), MARCY, SHONELLE, BILLY SANDFORD, SOPHIE, MASON WARD, JAMES, MADISON

TEACHERS: MRS. SHEINKOPF, MR. NOBLE, MR. GREEN, GABE BROWN, MR. SANDERS, MS. GORDON, MS. BINGHAM, MR. WOODWARD, MR. JANES, MS. MACAPUGAY, MR, WAGNER

PARENTS: MR. MOONEYHAM, MRS. HATHAWAY, MR. WILLIAMS, MR. SPENCER, MR. SANDFORD, MR. WARD, MR. HAMILTON, MRS. TURNER, MRS. TRAVIS

AND OTHERS

*Due to the nature of the show, only performers ages 9-18 will be accepted into the production.

*This may be a smaller cast than usual, and we may have to make some cast cuts after auditions.

Please email Program Director, Thalia V. Schramm with any questions and to schedule an audition appointment. (thalia@theencoretheatre.org)

Thank you!