UPDATED CASTING NOTICE
We are still seeking submissions for the roles of Zack, Freddy, Katie, Lawrence, Billy, Mason, and James. The video submission deadline has been extended to Friday 8/11 at 5 pm for any kids who play guitar, bass, keys, and drums, particularly boys.
We are no longer accepting video submissions for other roles.
LCA Company proudly announces non-equity open call auditions for their upcoming production of SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL, based on the paramount movie by Mike White, book by Julian Fellowes, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, and new music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Presented by LCA Performing Arts at Aventura Arts and Cultural Center.
Co-Directors: Luciana Caplan and Sandi Stock
Music Director: Luiza Prochet
Choreographer: Anastasyia Peralaika
Down-on-his-wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. When he discovers his students' musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.
Rehearsals begin 8/18 - Fridays 4 pm - 8 pm, Saturdays 11 am - 8 pm, Sundays 11 am - 8 pm
Tech begins 9/25 - please expect 8 and 12-hour tech rehearsal days, mandatory
Performances: Friday 9/29 at 7 pm, Saturday 9/30 at 2 pm and 7 pm, Sunday 10/1 at 2 pm, Friday 10/6 at 7 pm, Saturday 10/7 at 2 pm and 7 pm, Sunday 10/8 at 2 pm,
Stipends for adult roles start at $1500 and for child roles start at $500.
Audition candidates should be strong singers and dancers. Roles may be double-cast.
The first round of auditions will be singing and reading.
AUDITION: Sunday 8/6 - 1 pm to 8 pm *Open Call - Actors with appointments will be seen first.
CALLBACK: Sunday 8/13 at 12 pm *By invitation only
The auditions will be at LCA Performing Arts Studio, 901 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL, 33161.
Please bring a non-returnable headshot and resume. Be prepared with a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue and to sing 32 bars from a contemporary musical or rock song. An accompanist will be provided, or you may sing with a track on your phone via Bluetooth connection. Auditionees are welcome to sing from the show. Any performers who play guitar or bass are encouraged to bring along these instruments and rock out! The ability to play instruments is a plus, not a requirement.
We welcome and strongly encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.
To request an audition appointment, or for questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actors not available to audition in person are encouraged to submit using the form: https://forms.gle/H5dkP8kMvmxivv7C6 BEFORE Sunday 8/6 by noon, with the monologue and the song.
School of Rock - Character Breakdown
Dewey Finn (20s – 30s) Rock Tenor, Range B2 – E5
A wanna-be rockstar 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. Must be able to give a consistent, high-energy performance.
Rosalie Mullins (20s – 30s) Soprano, Range A3 – D6
Proper and a 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. She performs both a classic opera piece and a contemporary ballad.
Ned Schneebly (20s – 30s) Baritone, Range C3 – F#4
Ned is the best friend of Dewey and a former wanna-be rockstar as well but conforms to normal life as a substitute teacher at the insistence of his controlling girlfriend, Patti.
Patti Di Marco (20s – 30s) Mezzo-Soprano Belt, 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.
4 Adults to play Male ensemble roles including No Vacancy band members, teachers, parents, and other characters
4 Adults to play Female ensemble roles including No Vacancy band members, teachers, parents, and other characters
Kids do not need to play any instruments to be cast in the show. If they do play an instrument, you are welcome to bring it. We are flexible on the gender of student roles and are willing to gender-swap the characters. Actor ages: 9-14 years old. Please note that there is swearing in the show and one song requires the kids to swear and flip off the audience. If you are unsure if this show is a fit for your child, we suggest listening to the soundtrack on youtube, specifically, the tracks Stick It To The Man and You’re In the Band.
Zack – Guitarist – Vocal Requirements: Range A3 – D5
Zack is the band’s lead guitarist and also a talented songwriter. He desperately wants to impress his father, who is usually too busy with work to take an interest in his family.
Katie – Bass Guitar – Vocal Requirements: 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.
Lawrence – Piano/Keyboard – Vocal Requirements: Range A3 – D#5
Awkward and lacking in confidence, Lawrence is hesitant to attempt something “cool” like joining a band, but he soon turns out to be a fantastic keyboardist.
Freddy – Drums – Vocal Requirements: Range A3 – D5
Freddy loves a bit of rowdiness and noise, making him a great drummer. His own father doesn’t see his ability and constantly belittles his son. The ability to skateboard is a plus.
Summer – Vocal Requirements: 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.
Tomika – Vocal Requirements: 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.
Marcy & Shonelle – Vocal Requirements: Range A3 – G5
Quiet girls with angelic voices. Marcy & Shonelle are the band’s backup singers and dancers.
Mason – Vocal Requirements: 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 – Vocal Requirements: 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 – Vocal Requirements: Range A3 – 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 is secretly rehearsing.
Sophie & Madison – Vocal Requirements: Range A3 – D5
Sophie and Madison are the band’s roadies. They help Mason with tech & loading gear for the show.