School of Rock Casting Call
PRINCIPAL CASTING CALL: “School of rock”
Paramount Theatre Broadway Series
Please submit a video along with your headshot/resume via YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox to firstname.lastname@example.org. The video should include EITHER one one-minute cut of a song of your choice in the style of the show OR you may sing one of the cuts provided here. Please include your city of residence within your submission.
If you feel you are a strong candidate for the roles of Zack, Katie, Freddie and Lawrence please also include one one-minute demonstration of your proficiency on the preferred instrument.
Submissions will be accepted from the time of this posting to 11:59pm Wednesday, July 5th, 2022.
A note about casting (adopted from language with consent originally created by Kevin Kantor and Emily Trarquin of Actors Theatre of Louisville):
Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following character descriptions. However limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.
The Aurora Civic Center Authority (parent company to Paramount Theatre) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.
Now until 11:59pm Wednesday, July 5th , 2022
Young Performer and Dewey Finn First Day of Rehearsal: February 27, 2023
Rosalie Mullins First Day of Rehearsal: March 6, 2022
Full Company First Rehearsal: March20, 2023
Tech Begins: April 6, 2023
First Preview: April 12, 2023
Opening Night: April 21, 2023
Closing Night: May 28, 2023
Possible Extension: June 11, 2023
Trent Stork, CSA- Director of School of Rock, Associate Artistic Producer & Casting Director for Paramount Theatre
Kory Danielson- Music Director
Isaiah Silvia-Chandley- Choreographer
Kylie Fox- Casting Assistant
Jim Corti- Artistic Director
Amber Mak- Artistic Producer
Paul-Jordan Jansen- Associate Artistic Producer
Basic Onstage Guitar
A wannabe rock star 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.
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.
Ned is an old friend of Dewey’s, and the two currently share a flat with Ned’s girlfriend Patti. He used to play in Dewey’s band, but is now a substitute teacher–who Dewey impersonates to get the job at Horace Green. Ned is still passionate about his music, but tends to let his bossy girlfriend Patti tell him what to do.
PATTY DI MARCO
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.
Advanced Onstage Guitar – Knows how to Shred
Zack is the band’s lead guitarist and also a talented songwriter. He desperately wants to impress his father, who’s usually too busy with work to take an interest in his family.
Advanced Onstage Bass Guitar
Quiet and serious, Katie already played the cello, but switched to bass at Dewey’s suggestion to fill out the band.
Advanced Onstage 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.
Advanced Onstage Drums
Freddie loves a bit of rowdiness and noise, making him a great drummer. His own father doesn’t see his ability, constantly belittling his son.
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.
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.
Black, Female, 9-12
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.
MARCY & SHONELLE
Quiet girls with angelic voices, Marcy and Shonelle are the band’s backup singers and dancers.
A versatile ensemble that play:
- The rest of the members of Dewey’s band “No Vacancy”-Theo, Doug, and Snake. Rock lovers stuck in the 80s.
- Teachers of Horace Green-Uptight perfectionists who can’t comprehend why their students respond better to the laid-back chill vibes of Dewey.
- Parents of the School of Rock students-busy parents who need a “shake-up” to learn how to truly listen and understand to their kids
For any additional questions please contact:
Casting Assistant for Paramount Theatre
Looking forward to seeing more!