The massive open casting call will take place in New York City Feb. 26 at the Winter Garden (1634 Broadway), where the show plays. The open call will begin at 10 AM ET, with sign-in beginning at 9 AM and ending at noon.
The open call is open to kids of all ethnicities ages 9-12 who are under 5 feet tall and play an instrument. This audition is exclusively for girls who play bass and boys who play guitar, piano and drums. Kids should come prepared with a headshot and resume (if you have one) and ready to rock out. Drums, keyboard and amps will be provided.
An online contest is offering hopefuls the chance to win a trip to NYC with a guaranteed audition slot and tickets to see School of Rock. The creative team will select the top 10 participants for the grand prize. Three additional participants will win a one-season scholarship to The School of Rock, including three months of rock-star training and an end-of-season performance. To enter the contest, visit: Schoolofrockthemusical.com/auditions-contest. Entries will be accepted through Feb. 15, and winners will be announced on Feb. 19.
Based on the hit 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes with direction by Laurence Connor. The new musical also has choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, scenic and costume design by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter, music supervision by Ethan Popp and hair design by Josh Marquette.
School of Rock — The Musical is produced on Broadway by Andrew Lloyd Webber for The Really Useful Group, Warner Music Group & Access Industries, The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization. Nina Lannan and Madeleine Lloyd Webber serve as executive producers.