SCHOOL OF ROCK Audition Notice
Presented by The Augusta Players
Book by Julian Fellowes
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
New Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Director: Scott Seidl
Music Director: Lori Van Lenten
Production Stage Manager: Ashley Gambill
Costume Designer: TBA
Lighting Designer: Mike Grigsby
Audition Dates- October 14th and 15th (Dewey + Kids Only)
Auditions for rest of Cast- February 3rd and 4th
Performance Dates: May 3rd, 4th and 5th
Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme… You better get me to school on time! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock – The Musical is a two-hour, two-act show (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 substitute 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?
Looking for performers of all types, ethnicities, shapes, sizes. Ages 8 and up
Considering all ethnicities for all roles.
*Note: Dewey and the principal kids play instruments for this production. Instrumental experience preferred, willingness to learn required. The Augusta Players will provide lessons for the cast.
Looking for: Actors who sing, singers who move well, dancers who sing,
All roles are open.
Auditions for Dewey and Principal Kids
Saturday, October 14th, 10AM – 5PM
Sunday, October 15th, 1PM
Saturday, February 3rd, 10AM – 5PM
Sunday, February 4th, 1PM
Please read this whole notice before calling The Augusta Players.
If you cannot attend the in-person auditions:
Video submissions will also be accepted until 4pm on September 23rd.
Please email video submissions or YouTube links to: email@example.com
Videos should include:
- Your name, phone number and email address
- A section of a song (See below) no longer than 1 minute.
- If auditioning for a specific character, one of the posted audition songs.
PLEASE also attach the completed audition form which you can download HERE:
Audition form– SCHOOL OF ROCK
CONFLICT POLICY AND PERFORMER CONTRACT – SCHOOL OF ROCK
(Other links will be added soon)
Please prepare a verse and a chorus of a Contemporary Broadway-style song. You may sing from the show. Please sing something that demonstrates your vocal range and abilities. If you are auditioning for a specific character, please see the character breakdown below and prepare a song that character sings in the show. An accompanist will be provided, but you must provide your own sheet music unless you are singing from the show.
No a cappella singing, please.
DANCE / MOVEMENT:
Dance combinations will be taught.
Please be prepared for movement by bringing jazz, character or tennis shoes and wearing comfortable clothes. A hard soled, closed toe shoe will be acceptable.
Gymnastics also a plus but not required.
Please bring personal calendars and be prepared to list all conflicts (Mondays-Sundays) beginning with Monday, March 11, 2024 – May 5, 2024. Please do not assume that we know when any general holidays are (ie., school breaks, etc) and plan to list those as conflicts if you will be out of town or otherwise engaged. Conflicts must be noted at the audition and will influence casting. Only conflicts noted at the audition will be taken into consideration. NO CONFLICTS ALLOWED FROM April 22- May 5.
To learn more about the show explore these links:
Download audition scene / sides HERE:
SCHOOL OF ROCK AUDITION SIDES
Dewey Finn ( Age Range 20s – 30s) Vocal Requirements: Rock Tenor, Range B2 – E5 Instrument Requirements: On stage guitar
A wanna-be rockstar with big dreams. Dewey finds himself in urgent need of some cash after getting kicked out of his band. He impersonates a teacher to land a job at the prestigious Horace Green prep school where he turns his class of straight-A students into a rock group and enters them in the battle of the bands. “Stick It to the Man (reprise)” and also “You’re In the Band (reprise).” You can download the audition cuts above.
Rosalie Mullins ( Age Range late 20s – 30s) Vocal Requirements: Soprano, Range A3 – D6
Proper and a bit uptight, Rosalie is the headmistress of Horace Green School. She has a secret love of rock music and yearns to recapture the carefree spirit of her youth. Audition Song Information coming soon.
Ned Schneebly (Age Range 20s – 30s)
Vocal Requirements: Baritone, Range C3 – F#4
Ned is the best friend of Dewey and a former wanna-be rockstar as well but conforms to normal life as a substitute teacher at the insistence of his controlling girlfriend, Patti. Audition Song Information coming soon.
Patti Di Marco (Age Range 20s – 30s)
Vocal Requirements: Mezzo-Soprano Belt, Range B3 – E5
Ned’s domineering girlfriend, who lives with Ned and Dewey. She calls the shots in their relationship and isn’t too happy about Dewey’s presence in their flat – or his influence on Ned.
No Vacancy Band – Theo (D3 – D5), Doug (G3 – G4), Bob (G3 – D5), Snake (G3 – G4) Any drumming skills are a plus!
Teachers & Parents – Mr. Sanders (B2 – F4), Ms. Gordon (D4 – E5), Ms. Sheinkopf (B3 – E5) + Mr. Sandford (Eb4 – Ab4) + additional SATB Parents & Teachers. Audition Song Information coming soon.
Additional Adult Ensemble Roles: We are seeking skilled dancers and character actors to help bring the ensemble to life as teachers, parents, groupies, bar patrons, bartenders, the heavenly band (Zeus, Thor, Odin), Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Elvis, Jesus, and other additional characters.
Zack – Vocal Requirements: Range A3 – D5 Instrument Requirements: On-stage electric guitar
Zack is the band’s lead guitarist and also a talented songwriter. He desperately wants to impress his father, who is usually too busy with work to take an interest in his family.
Katie – Vocal Requirements: Range A3 – D#5 Instrument Requirements: On stage bass guitar
Quiet and serious, Katie already played the cello but switched to bass at Dewey’s suggestion to fill out the band.
Lawerence – Vocal Requirements: Range A3 – D#5 Instrument Requirements: On stage piano/keyboard Awkward and lacking in confidence, Lawrence is hesitant to attempt something “cool” like joining a band, but he soon turns out to be a fantastic keyboardist.
Freddy – Vocal Requirements: Range A3 – D5 Instrument Requirements: On stage drums. Freddie loves a bit of rowdiness and noise, making him a great drummer. His own father doesn’t see his ability and constantly belittles his son. The ability to skateboard is a plus.
Summer – Vocal Requirements: Range A3 – D5
Confident and outspoken. Summer is the ideal manager for the band. Ambitious and very clever, she hopes that winning Battle of the Bands will look good on her college application.
Tomika – Vocal Requirements: Range A3 – G5 New girl Tomika is struggling to fit in at Horace Green. She conquers her shyness to reveal her phenomenal singing ability and becomes a lead vocalist alongside Dewey in the band. We are seeking a BIPOC performer for this role.
Marcy & Shonelle – Vocal Requirements: Range A3 – G5 Quiet girls with angelic voices. Marcy & Shonelle are the band’s backup singers and dancers.
Mason – Vocal Requirements: Range A3 – D5 Mason is a total whiz with technology, and creates special effects and fantastic lighting designs for the band’s performances using his laptop.
Billy – Vocal Requirements: Range A3 – D5 Flamboyant and artistic, Billy has a passionate interest in fashion, even though his father wants him to be a footballer like the other men in his family. He designs the band’s costumes.
James – Vocal Requirements: Range A3 – D5
James is tough and reliable, making him a good security guard for the band. Mostly, he keeps an eye out for anyone coming while the band is secretly rehearsing.
Sophie – Vocal Requirements: Range A3 – D5 Sophie is the band’s roadie. She helps Mason with his tech & loading gear for the show.
If you have other questions after reading this notice, you may contact The Augusta Players at
(706) 826-4707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org