Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit, award-winning West End show, School of Rock – The Musical, opens the first UK Tour at the Birmingham Alexandra Theatre on Saturday 13 February 2021 and is launching an online search for talented young musicians.
With mini-rockers across the country currently being taught at the school of ‘mom and dad,’ the show wants to ensure that music practice remains on the time-table and today makes a call out for awesome online audition submissions.
Based on the hilarious hit movie, this new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band – sensationally performed live by the production’s young actors every night with roof-raising energy!
While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.
Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie, this high-octane smash delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses.
The production opened at the New London Theatre (now the Gillian Lynne Theatre) in November 2016 to 5-star reviews and widespread critical acclaim. It went on to win the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music. The Broadway production recently concluded its run at the Winter Garden Theatre with a US national touring production continuing. An Australian production opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne last October.
Roles being cast include:
Pop/Rock/Gospel boy and girl singers
Guitar players who must be able to ‘shred’
Bass Guitar players
All must be young adults aged 8-12, height under 4ft 10.
Parents should visit https://uktour.schoolofrockthemusical.com/ for full details of the young adult roles available as well as the submission process, rehearsal and tour dates.