MANASSAS, VA December 30, 202 – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock auditions are on Friday, February 3 from 5:30pm-9:30pm and Saturday, February 4 from 9am-1pm at the ARTfactory. Directed by Kimberly Kemp, will be a two-hour, two-act show (plus intermission), based on the hit movie.
The tuner follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?
School of Rock – The Musical, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. May the spirit of rock be with all who pledge allegiance to Lloyd Webber’s newest hit!
Sign up for a time to audition at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f45a8a72fa7f58-pied1#/. Prepare 30 seconds of a song that you are comfortable singing and that will demonstrate your range. Prepare a one minute monologue that highlights your acting abilities. Wear dance or athletic attire and jazz shoes (or a smooth soled shoe) for the audition. Download the Audition Form at https://www.virginiaartfactory.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Audition-Form-2023.pdf and bring with you to auditions along with a headshot or recent photo. Callbacks are Sunday, February 5 from 1pm-4pm. Rehearsals will be held Mondays and Wednesdays at Baldwin Elementary School from 6-8:30pm and Saturdays at the ARTfactory from 9am-1pm.
The ARTfactory’s Pied Piper Theatre is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, abilities, including d/Deaf, to attend every audition.
For frequently asked questions, visit https://www.virginiaartfactory.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Frequently-Asked-Questions-About-Pied-Piper-Theatre-pdf.pdf.
School of Rock Production Staff include Kimberly Kemp (Director), Veronica Miller (Music Director), Breena Grimes (Choreographer), Charlotte Steele and Tami Pugmire (Producers).
At this time, we will not be requiring COVID-19 vaccination, however, there will be a strict protocol regarding illnesses and we recommend masks for rehearsals. The cast will perform without masks.
School of Rock will be performed at Gregory Family Theater in the Hylton Performing Arts Center Friday, May 12 and 19 at 7pm, Saturday, May 13 and 20 at 7pm and Sundays, May 14 and 21 at 3pm.
For any questions, please contact Kimberly Kemp, Director of Theatre Arts at Kimberly@VirginiaARTfactory.org, (703) 330-2787 or visit www.VirginiaARTfactory.org.