Seeking Performers for "The School of Rock" Musical Show
The company is holding auditions for "The School of Rock" Musical Show and looking for performers, please see the details below Additional info: Please prepare 16-32 bars of an upbeat song in any genre. An accompanist will be provided so please be sure to mark your sheet music so it is easy to read. You may also bring in a track to sing along with if that is more comfortable. Directors will have a Bluetooth speaker available. Come prepared to dance as you may be asked to learn and perform a short dance call in various styles. It may not be required for you, but please come prepared just in case!
(Plays Guitar and Sings Rock Tenor): The protagonist, Dewey is a struggling +rockstar who is kicked out of his band, No Vacancy, at the beginning of the show. In need of money, he impersonates Ned Schneebly and gets a substitute teacher job at the Horace Green School, where he founds the band School of Rock with the students, who are musical prodigies.
(Baritone): Dewey's longtime friend, former bandmate, and current roommate. Ned is very easily manipulated, and tends to let people walk all over him—especially his girlfriend, Patty. He still loves rock and roll music, but is held down by Patty. He is a substitute teacher and is impersonated by Dewey at Horace Green. Rock voice preferred.
(Mezzo Soprano): Ned's girlfriend. She is very demanding and domineering, anddoesn't let Ned make any decisions for himself. She hates Dewey and wants him out of the apartment and out of her and Ned's lives. Strong belt required
(Manager of the battle of the bands)
(Band Manager, Mezzo-Soprano): Summer is a high-achieving girl who hates nonsense. Initially, she absolutely despises Dewey, but comes to love the band—or, perhaps, the power that comes with it—and is willing to do anything to see it achieve. Summer is one of the brightest students at Horace Green. Throughout the show, she is convinced that winning the "Battle of the Bands" will look good on her college application. Pop singer with the ability to move well.
(Guitarist, Tenor): Zack is a highly gifted musician and songwriter but struggles to connect with his overbearing, workaholic father. Must be able to move well and seriously rock at guitar with some serious solo skills. Pop/rock vocals.
(Keyboardist): Lawrence is an unconfident boy, and is also gluten intolerant. He initially believes that he isn't cool enough to be a part of the band, but Dewey is able to convince him that he's amazing. Pop/Rock vocals and good mover. Epic piano skills a must.
(Drummer, Tenor): Freddy is a rambunctious boy, as shown when he repeatedly slams cymbals together disruptively during music class. He is constantly told he isn't intelligent—by both his own father and Summer—but Freddy and Dewey both think that he's intelligent in a different way, and that Freddy's father just doesn't see that. A boy who is happy to be released.
(Bassist): Katie is a quiet, serious girl who keeps mostly to herself. She plays the cello at school, but is quick to pick up the bass at Dewey's encouragement. She is stone-faced when she plays, and takes her instrument and the band very seriously, although not as much as Summer takes managing. Distinguished by her talent for the bass, Katie takes to being in the band like a fish to water. Energetic, enthusiastic with a lot of rhythm and attitude. Pop/Rock vocals with the ability to move well.
(Vocals, Mezzo Soprano): Tomika transfers to Horace Green after being accepted off of the waiting list. Her fathers are failing to see that she is struggling to fit in. Withdrawn and shy but with an underlying enthusiasm and desire to be part of the band. Blows everyone away when she sings and becomes the secondary singer in School of Rock, behind only Dewey. Must have a strong singing voice.
(Backup Vocals): Shonelle and Marcy are quieter girls who tend to blend into the background. They are School of Rock's backup singers with style, and also talented dancers.
(Stylist, Tenor): Billy is a flamboyant and artistic with a love of style and fashion magazines. He is disgusted with Dewey's outfit choices, and how no one else in the band shares his artistic vision, but is confident in his styling choices regardless. Pop/Rock singer and confident mover.
(Tech): Mason is a super-smart, nerdy, tech-savvy boy who designs all the lighting and special effects for the band using his laptop. Pop/Rock singing voice and with the ability to move well.
(Security): James becomes the band's security guard. During rehearsals, Dewey has him stand near the door, and if James sees anyone potentially who might blow School of Rock's cover he has the job of alerting the rest of the band so they can hide the instruments. Pop/Rock singing voice and with the ability to move well.
(Roadies): Sophie and Madison are School of Rock's roadies, but, since the band doesn't go on tour, they are essentially backup dancers. Each girl is a talented dancer and they could often be found together, much like Marcy and Shonelle. Pop/Rock singing voices and the ability to move well.