Pic Tristram Kenton

The West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit West End production of School of Rock – The Musical will hold children’s open casting auditions on Sunday, 4 December at The Lowry Theatre in Salford.  Successful children could then form part of future casts of the show in the West End in 2017.

The production is looking to cast boys aged 8-12 years old who can play either the guitar, piano/ keyboard or drums, and girls of the same age who can play the bass guitar or who have exceptional vocals.

Based on the hit movie and with a rocking new score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock – The Musical follows slacker and wannabe rock star Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight-A students into an ear popping, riff scorching, all conquering rock band.

Dewey poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet, and when he discovers his fifth graders’ musical talents, he enlists his class to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands. Can he and his students keep this special assignment secret as they learn to fully embrace the power of rock? 

Based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock – The Musical features music from the movie as well as new music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes.

The West End cast is led by David Fynn as Dewey Finn with Florence Andrews as Rosalie Mullins, Oliver Jackson as Ned Schneebly and Preeya Kalidas as Patty Di Marco.  They are joined on stage at each performance by one of three teams of thirteen young performers who make up Dewey’s class.

The show opened to rave reviews at the New London Theatre earlier this month and David and the young cast performed Teacher’s Pet on ITV’s The X Factor, as well as Stick It To The Man on BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show to huge social media acclaim.

Auditions are at the The Lowry Arts and Entertainment Centre, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M503AZ, starting at 10am and closing at 6pm on Sunday 4 December.

To register for a place visit www.schoolofrockthemusical.co.uk/manchester

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