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Stage @ The Warner Auditions


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Sunday, June 2 | 1-6pm
Monday, June 3 | 6-7pm

Sunday, June 2 | 7pm-9pm
Monday, June 3 | 7pm-9pm

Auditions will be held at the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education

For inquiries please contact:
Matt Dettmer
Director of Production
[email protected]
860.489.7180 x1150


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?

Lloyd Webber produced the stage musical on Broadway and in the West End, penning 14 new numbers for the show, which additionally features all of the original songs from the movie. The composer’s tracks “You’re in the Band” and “Stick it to the Man” are well on their way to becoming rock solid standards, while the finale with “Teacher’s Pet” brings audiences to their feet!

Director: Roxie Quinn
Music Director: John Dressel

Auditions are open to the community. Actors of all ethnicities, abilities and gender identities are encouraged to audition and all roles are available. Additionally, roles may be cast without callbacks.


Those auditioning should sing a selection (up to 32 bars) from a song in the style of the show, or from the show, that demonstrates the style and range of the character for which you are auditioning. Bring sheet music with the piano accompaniment in your key, with your audition cut clearly marked. An accompanist will be provided. Recorded accompaniment and a cappella singing are not permitted. Additional vocalizing may be used to determine vocal range and harmonizing ability.

We are seeking a diverse company of actors, age 7 – adult. Actors of all ethnicities and genders will be equally considered for all roles and are encouraged to audition. All roles are open.

Casting 2 male and 3 female lead/supporting roles; 13 ensemble adults to double as parents, teachers, No Vacancy band members, and other roles; 6 boys and 7 girls in lead/supporting roles ages 7 – 14.

CHARACTERS (as described in the script):

While those auditioning for Dewey (guitar), Zach (guitar), Katie (bass), Lawrence (keyboard), or Freddie (drums) do not necessarily need to play their instruments, it is preferable. Those that do play should either bring their instrument with them to auditions (if practical) or submit video recordings of them playing.

Children will have a short dance portion to their audition, and should wear or bring comfortable shoes. Adults will not need to dance as part of their audition.


Dewey Finn (Range:B2-E5)- 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.
If auditioning for Dewey Finn please prepare You’re in the Band – from measure 136 (after back up girls doot de doots) to the end

Rosalie Mullins (Range:A3-D6)- Proper and 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.
If auditioning for Rosalie Mullins please prepare Queen of the Night – from measure 36 to the end

Ned Schneebly (Range:C3-F#4)- Ned is an old friend of Deswey’s, and the two currently share a flat with Ned’s girfriend 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 (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.


Summer Hathaway (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.
If auditioning for Summer Hathaway please prepare Time to Play – from measure 119 (“Look, we don’t have time to waste”) to measure 149

Zack Mooneyham Onstage Guitar(Range:A3-D5)- 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.

Tomika (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.

Lawrence Onstage Piano/Keyboard(Range:A3-D#5)- Awkward and lacking confidence, Lawrence is hesitant to attempt something “cool”, like joining a band, but he soon turns out to be a fantastic keyboardist.

Katie Onstage Bass Guitar(Range:A3-D#5)- Quiet and serious, Katie already played the cello, but switched to bass at Dewey’s suggestion to fill out the band.

Freddie Hamilton Onstage Drums(Range:A3-D5)- 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.

Marcy & Shonelle (Range:A3-G5)- Quiet girls with angelic voices. Marcy and Shonelle are the band’s backup singers and dancers.

Mason (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 (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 (Range:Ae-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 are secretly rehearsing.

Sophie & Madison (Range:A3-D5)- Sophie and Madison are technically the band’s roadies, but also serve as backup dancers during performances.


You’re In The Band
Time To Play
Queen Of The Night


Rehearsals will begin June 9. The preliminary schedule will be:

Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal
Sundays 6-9pm
Tuesdays 7-9:30pm
Thursdays 7-9:30pm

REQUIRED – Tech Week July 28-August 1
REQUIRED – Thursday August 8

Saturday, August 3 | 8PM
Sunday, August 4 | 2PM
Friday, August 9 | 8PM
Saturday, August 10 | 8PM
Sunday, August 11 | 2PM

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