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.
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?
Based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock features music from the movie, as well as new music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes. School of Rock – The Musical is directed by Laurence Connor with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, set and costume designs by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter, music supervision by John Rigby with Matt Smith as musical director.
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.