School of Rock Audition Information
Director – Tracey Power
Choreographer – Matthew Rossoff
Music Director – Eliza De Castro
Based on the Paramount movie by Mike White
Book by Julian Fellowes
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
New Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
ABOUT THE SHOW
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?
We will be doing early auditions for CAEA/ACTRA/UBCP artists as well as General Non-Equity Auditions for the roles of Dewey Finn and Rosalie Mullins on October 27th & 28th. Auditions for all other roles will be held December 7th – 10th.
*Note: Candidates for the role of Dewey will also be expected to demonstrate their level of electric guitar playing.
Please submit your updated headshot and resume to Kevin Woo, General Manager, at email@example.com by October 25th, 2023. Only actors selected for an audition will be contacted with audition materials and an appointment. (Note: this option is only available to full CAEA members; not apprentices.) **Please note that we are only accepting submissions from actors local to the Metro Vancouver area at this time.**
NON-EQUITY AUDITIONS FOR DEWEY FINN & ROSALIE MULLINS
Please click on the link below to sign up for a time slot on Casting Manager for October 27th or 28th. Materials to prepare will be available on Casting Manager under the ‘Sides’ tab.
**If you are also interested in being considered for other adult roles, please indicate this on the audition form. You may be invited to callbacks in December.
NON-EQUITY GENERAL AUDITIONS FOR ALL OTHER ROLES
Click on the link below to sign up for a time slot on Casting Manager (Youth or Adult) for December 7th – 10th.
Prepare one song, that shows off your vocal abilities, of 16-64 bars (1-2 minutes) plus a short monologue of your choice. Please ensure that you bring sheet music, in your key, for your song for our accompanist.
Additionally, for youth roles that require the character to play an instrument (Zack, Katie, Freddy & Lawrence), you will be required to demonstrate your level of playing ability. You may choose to do this by accompanying yourself on your song, or prepare a separate song on your instrument.
There will be no dance call at the first round of auditions, only at callbacks.
Genders listed are ‘characterizations’ for individual roles, but Creative Teams will consider casting performers of all genders for all roles.
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)
SCHOOL OF ROCK will begin rehearsals May 6th, 2024, leading to performances on alternating nights through July and August, closing on August 24th, 2024. A more detailed schedule (subject to change) can be found here. Cast members must be available for ALL rehearsals and performances. ALL CONFLICTS MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR AUDITION FORM.