The national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock—The Musical has announced new casting for the 2018–2019 season.
Merritt David Janes, seen in the original Broadway company at the Winter Garden Theatre and the Dewey Alternate on tour, will take over the role of Dewey full-time beginning October 2 in Dayton, Ohio, at the Schuster Center. Also joining the cast are Madison Micucci as Patty, Layne Roate as Ned, Gary Trainor as Dewey Alternate, Brian Golub as a swing, and Jonathon Timpanelli as an ensemble member.
The cast also includes Lexie Dorsett Sharp as Rosalie, Deidre Lang as Ms. Sheinkopf, Arianna Pereira as Shonelle, Leanne Parks as Katie, Alyssa Emily Marvin as Marcy, Julian Brescia as Mason, Grier Burke as Tomika, Cameron Trueblood as Freddy, Mystic Inscho as Zack, Sammy Dell as Billy, Theo Mitchell-Penner as Lawrence, and Sami Bray as Summer.
The adult ensemble features John Campione, Patrick Clanton, Christopher De Angelis, Kristian Espiritu, Melanie Evans, Liam Fennecken, Elysia Jordan, Sinclair Mitchell, Tim Shea, and Hernando Umana. The kid ensemble features Natalia Bingham, Bella Fraker, Jacob Moran, Blake Ryan, Jesse Sparks, and Gabriella Uhl.
School of Rock is based on the 2003 film of the same, featuring music from the movie, as well as an original score by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes, choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, and direction by Laurence Connor.
Visit SchoolofRocktheMusical.com for a full list of tour dates and cities.