The West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock The Musical, which opened to rave reviews earlier this month, will hold children’s open casting auditions this coming Sunday, 4 December, at The Lowry Theatre in Salford, Manchester. Successful children could then form part of future casts of the show in the West End in 2017.
The production are looking to cast boys aged 8-12 years old who can play either the guitar, piano/ keyboard or drums and girls aged 8-12 years old who can play the bass guitar or who have exceptional vocals. Auditions at the The Lowry Arts and Entertainment Centre, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M503AZ, will commence at 10am and close at 6pm on Sunday 4 December.
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The West End cast is led by David Fynn as Dewey Finn with Florence Andrews as Rosalie Mullins, Oliver Jackson as Ned Schneebly and Preeya Kalidas as Patty Di Marco. They are joined on stage at each performance by one of three teams of thirteen young performers who make up Dewey’s class.
In the week School of Rock The Musical opened at the New London Theatre to four and five star reviews, David Fynn together with the young cast performed ‘Teacher’s Pet’ on ITV’s The X Factor, as well as ‘Stick It To The Man’ on BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, to huge social media acclaim.
Based on the iconic hit movie and with a rocking new score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock – The Musical follows slacker and wannabe rock star Dewey Finn turn a class of straight-A students into an ear popping, riff scorching, all conquering rock band! Dewey poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet, and when he discovers his fifth graders’ musical talents, he enlists his class to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands. As Dewey falls for the beautiful headmistress, can he and his students keep this special assignment secret as they learn to fully embrace the power of rock?
School of Rock — The Musical is produced in the West End by Andrew Lloyd Webber for The Really Useful Group and Warner Music Group & Access Industries with Madeleine Lloyd Webber as Executive Producer.
School of Rock The Musical London Tickets
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, London WC2B 5PW
Dates: 24 October 2016 – 12 February 2017
Press Night: 14 November 2016 at 7pm
Performances: Until 5 November 2016 – Monday – Saturday 7.30pm, Saturdays at 2.30pm
From 7 November 2016 – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm, Sundays at 3pm
Christmas schedule: Monday 19 December 2016 at 7.30pm, Tuesday 20 December 2016 at 7.30pm,
Wednesday 21 December 2016 at 7.30pm,
Thursday 22 December 2016 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm,
Friday 23 December 2016 at 7.30pm, Saturday 24 December 2016 at 2.30pm
Sunday 25 December 2016 – No performance,
Monday 26 December 2016 at 7.30pm, Tuesday 27 December 2016 at 7.30pm,
Wednesday 28 December 2016 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm,
Thursday 29 December 2016 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm,
Friday 30 December 2016 at 7.30pm, Saturday 31 December 2016 at 1.30pm and 6.30pm, Sunday 1 January 2017 – no performance, Monday 2 January 2017 at 2.30pm
Running time: approximately 2 hours 30 minutes including interval