AUDITION NOTICE: ARTPARK THEATRE ACADEMY PRESENTS

SCHOOL OF ROCK
Based on the Paramount movie by Mike White
Book by Julian Fellowes
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
New Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

 

Artpark Theatre Academy SCHOOL OF ROCK Auditions

ZOOM Auditions April 30, 6-9 PM

 

Please email [email protected] to schedule a slot.  We ask that you email a resume when you request an audition slot. The audition will be a song and you are also welcome to do a small dance if you want. If you cannot make the ZOOM audition you can submit a video audition to [email protected] by MAY 1.

The Artpark SCHOOL OF ROCK Theatre Academy will run from June 28-July 16, 2021 with 1 performance at the Outdoor Amphitheater on July 18. All Covid protocols will be followed.

The Academy is limited to 30, and open to ages 10-18. Click here for details on how to purchase and register for the 3-week program.

We are auditioning all roles including ensemble. There are three specific roles that require playing an instrument and vocal training with information included below:

 

Ms. Mullins- Prepare and submit a full solo piece from the standard musical theatre repertoire. If possible, the solo should demonstrate the extremities of your vocal range. This is a large role for a female soprano vocalist. 

 

Lawrence- Keyboard

Should prepare one verse and refrain of a pop tune of your choice (playing and singing).  Piece can be performed with a chordal accompaniment with bass line.  Piece should also demonstrate vocal quality and vocal range.  Should demonstrate improvisation ability equivalent to a 12-bar blues (2 choruses).  A play along track or live accompaniment is encouraged.

 

Freddie- Drummer

Should demonstrate the following styles: Basic Rock Beat, Basic Swing Beat, Basic Latin Beat (Bossa Nova).  The style demonstrations listed should be performed with the following form: 8 measures of time, 4 measure of solo/improvisation, 4 measures of time.  Styles performed in the following range of tempos: quarter note = 96-160 (depending on style)



ABOUT THE SHOW: SCHOOL OF ROCK is a musical based on the popular Paramount film written by Mike White, which starred Jack Black. The musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Completely disinterested in academic work, Dewey decides to create his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. The stage musical on Broadway was produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who composed 14 new songs to create a score, which also features all of the original songs from the movie. SCHOOL OF ROCK, with its sensational live kids' rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. May the spirit of rock be with you!

 

Some images from previous Artpark Theatre Academy Productions
 

"Aladdin Jr." -- Photo by Jordan Oscar

"The Odyssey" -- Photo by Richard Termine

"The Odyssey" -- Photo by Richard Termine

"Fiddler on the Roof, Jr." -- Photo by Tatyana Wilds

Photo by Tim Armstrong

"Aladdin Jr." -- Photo by Jordan Oscar

"The Odyssey" -- Photo by Richard Termine

Photo by Tim Armstrong