SCHOOL OF ROCK – Rehearsal: 10/24/23, Opens: 11/17/23, Closes: 12/30/23
Director: Michael Unger
Music Director: David Bonofiglio
[DEWEY FINN] – Rock Tenor (B2-A5); Dewey is a struggling rockstar (in his own mind) who is kicked out of his band, No Vacancy, at the beginning of the show. In need of money, he impersonates Ned Schneebly and gets a substitute teacher job at the Horace Green School Prep School, where he creates the School of Rock band with the students, some of whom are musical prodigies. Dewey is usually wild, desperate, naive, dull-witted, and somewhat more childish than his students. MUST PLAY GUITAR WITH GREAT PROFICIENCY.
[ROSALIE MULLINS] – Soprano (A3-D6); Rosalie is the principal of Horace Green and is very uptight and traditional at school. However, she feels an intense amount of pressure from work, which is what causes her to be so high-strung. She has a secret love of rock and roll music, and longs to be as carefree as she once was.
[NED SCHNEEBLY] – Baritone (C3-F#4); Dewey's longtime friend, former bandmate, and current roommate. Ned is very easily manipulated and tends to let people walk all over him—especially his girlfriend, Patty. He still loves rock and roll music but is held down by Patty. He is a substitute teacher and is impersonated by Dewey at Horace Green.
[PATTY DI MARCO] – Mezzo Soprano (B3-E5); Ned's girlfriend. She is demanding and domineering and doesn't let Ned make any decisions for himself. She resents Dewey and wants him out of the apartment and out of her and Ned's lives.
[ADULT ENSEMBLE] All ranges to a high standard. A broad range of men and women, all shapes, diversity, and sizes. Looking for 6 cast members to cover multiple roles, including bandmembers, various teacher and parent roles and other adult authority roles.
FOR IN-PERSON AUDITIONS:
Please prepare two contrasting songs of your choice, 1-2 minutes each in the style of the show/s you are auditioning for. If you are interested in being considered for more than one show, choose material that shows off your range. In-person audition slots will be 10 minutes each. Note: Those interested in the role of Dewey should film a 1-2 minute demonstration of you playing your instrument(s) in addition to the songs requested above, which can be shared when filling out your form, found below:
Sign up for a slot and fill out your audition form here: Skylight IN PERSON Auditions 23-24
VIDEO SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
Note: Please do not submit a video audition if you are attending in person!
Please make a video (using landscape mode, if using a phone or tablet) of two contrasting songs of your choice, 1-2 minutes each in the style of the show. Those interested in the role of Dewey should prepare a 1-2 minute demonstration of you playing your instrument(s) in addition to the songs requested above.
We ask that you use your name as the title of the video – do not use “Skylight” or “Skylight Music Theatre” in the video title.
Provide a link of your video (YouTube (unlisted), Google or Vimeo) when filling out this form: Skylight VIRTUAL SUBMISSION Form 23-24
Videos must be received by June 5, 2023.