School of Rock Casting Call

PRINCIPAL CASTING CALL: “School of rock”

Paramount Theatre Broadway Series

 

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SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a video along with your headshot/resume via YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox to casting@paramountarts.com.  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.

 

AUDITION DATES

Now until 11:59pm Wednesday, July 5th , 2022

 

PRODUCTION DATES

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

 

PERSONNEL

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

 

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

 

DEWEY FINN

Male, 30s

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.

 

ROSALIE MULLINS

Female, 30s-40s

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 SCHNEEBLY

Male, 30s

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

Female, 30s

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.

 

ZACK MOONEYHAM

Male, 9-12

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.

 

KATIE

Female, 9-12

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.

 

LAWRENCE

Male, 9-12

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.

 

FREDDIE HAMILTON

Male, 9-12

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.

 

SUMMER HATHAWAY

Female, 9-12

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.

 

BILLY

Male, 9-12

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.

 

TOMIKA SPENCER-WILLIAMS

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

Female, 9-12

Quiet girls with angelic voices, Marcy and Shonelle are the band’s backup singers and dancers.

 

ADULT ENSEMBLE

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:

Kylie Fox

Casting Assistant for Paramount Theatre

casting@paramountarts.com

 

Looking forward to seeing more!

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