School of Rock is coming to Australia, kids audition submissions now open

School of Rock – The Musical is coming to Australia and producers are on the hunt for the best knee-sliding, fist-pumping kids aged between 8-12 in the country, with children’s auditions commencing soon.

A scene from School Of Rock, New London Theatre. Image by ©Tristram Kenton
A scene from School Of Rock, New London Theatre. Image by
Tristram Kenton

The hit show, which will premiere at Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne from October 2018, has been playing to packed houses since its Broadway debut in 2015 and is now captivating audiences all across the US and in London’s West End.

School of Rock – The Musical follows dropout Dewey Finn, a failed rock star, forced to earn some extra cash by posing as a teacher at a prestigious prep school. But Dewey isn’t going to teach his straight-laced students algebra or arithmetic, oh no. These kids are going to learn what it takes to become the most awesome rock ‘n’ roll band of all time.

With a new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by three-time Tony nominee Glenn Slater, book by Downton Abbey‘s Oscar winning Julian Fellowes, and all the original songs from the movie, School of Rock features an incredible cast of kids scorching riffs, pounding drums and rocking out, live.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Executive Producer, Madeleine Lloyd Webber are excited to be bringing the show to Australia.

A scene from School Of Rock, New London Theatre. Image by Tristram Kenton
A scene from School Of Rock, New London Theatre. Image by Tristram Kenton Connor.

“As a family we sat down to watch the movie of School Of Rock and were immediately struck by how much it resonated with us all. We loved it for its sense of outrageous fun and the story that proves music can really change your life, whatever your age.

“We therefore realised we had the opportunity to share this with the world in the most exciting way of all – as a great new musical. We cannot wait to see the remarkably talented group of young actor musicians that we will uncover down under.”

Produced by GWB Entertainment, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group and S&Co, audition information can be found on the official School of Rock website. 

 

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Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

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