To audition for our 2022 production of School of Rock, please read the following information CAREFULLY and complete the online cast application form. ALL APPLICATIONS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE and must be received by the Toowoomba Choral Society Production Committee by C.O.B on Friday 22nd April
Auditions will be held on the weekend of the 30th April & 1st May 2022 from 9am at Choral Hall. Callbacks will be held on the 2nd May (details to be advised). For children applying, your video audition will also need to be submitted online by no later than closing date of 15th April.
Auditions are open to children ages 10-14 (15 & 16yr old’s may apply if you are small in stature and can pass for a younger student) and adults 16years of age or older by start of rehearsals in June. Please note: ALL Childrens’ roles – band & ensemble will be DOUBLE CAST a total of 20 children per cast.
This year, audition time allocation will be different. When completing your application online, you will be able to select your own audition times from several listed timeslots. (Please see below for further information in the Audition Details section).
All rehearsals will be held at Choral Hall on the cnr of Bridge & Raff Streets unless advised otherwise.
The audition panel will consist of several members of the production team including (but not limited to) the Director, Assistant Director, Musical Director, Vocal Coach and Choreographer. There will also be a representative from the production committee present for all auditions
Dates at a Glance
Applications due: for Childrens roles COB Fri 15th April and or Adult roles COB Fri 22nd April.
Audition dates 30th April & 1st May 2022
Callbacks 2nd May 2022 – Auditionees will be notified if need for callbacks at the earliest opportunity
Rehearsals start: Early June
Tech week starts: 3 Sept 2022
Performances @ Empire Theatre : Opening Night Fri 9 Sept, Matinee & Evening Sat 10 Sept, Matinee Sun 11 Sept
About the Show
Based on the 2003 hit film, this hilarious musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to pose as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these mini stars what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within. Featuring new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and original songs from the movie, this musical delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses.
30 Adults – 5 principal roles and 25 other named roles with lines of various ages, genders, vocal ranges and movement ability. Only the 5 principals and 6 minors are listed in more detail further in this information.
20 Children – 4 School of Rock Band (guitar, drums, bass, keyboard), 8 named student roles, and 8 ensemble. This show will be DOUBLE CAST so 40 children in total.
Although the movie features certain ethnicities in certain roles, we have no requirement contractually to abide by that casting. We are however, looking for a diverse cast – so we encourage all children of all different backgrounds, abilities, looks, cultures and ethnicities to apply. Toowoomba Choral Society encourages an inclusive space and will not accept disclusive language or behaviours.
Please note that “School of Rock” is rated PG with low level language throughout.
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Rehearsals are PRIMARILY held at Choral Hall Toowoomba and are mainly held on:
Monday evenings 6-9pm (Leads/ cast as called)
Thursday evenings 6-9pm (Lead vocals/ chorus dance rehearsals)
Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Rehearsals will begin in early June and will break over the June/ July school holidays. Cast absences must be kept to a minimum & it is expected that all cast will attend at least 95% of rehearsals.
As we are a society run by volunteers, it is imperative that all cast members of the annual musical become financial members of the Toowoomba Choral Society for the duration of rehearsals and performances. This ensures that you are covered by our public liability insurance. You must also pay a small production levy to help offset the large costs involved in producing a major show. The levy also includes a TCS School of Rock T-shirt.
Rehearsal materials will not be handed out until fees are paid. These fees will be due and payable PRIOR to the Meet and Greet in June. Any cast member who fails to pay their membership by this date will not be allowed to attend rehearsals and as a result, will forfeit their position in the cast. Invoices will be sent out with other paperwork once the cast is finalised.
ANNUAL MUSICAL MEMBERSHIP FEE
Adult (over 18): $105 ($65 membership + $40 Production Levy*)
Child (under 18): $95 ($55 membership + $40 Production Levy*)
CURRENT 2022 FINANCIAL TOOWOOMBA CHORAL SOCIETY MEMBERS
All Ages : $40 (Production Levy Only)*
Please note: current TCS members will need to ensure they have paid their FULL Year membership to be covered for the musical.
SETS: Are an important part of every show – as we are a community show, we like our cast members (family & partners) to assist at working bees when possible. Working bees are also run for wardrobe/ costumes
CREW AND VOLUNTEERS: please email if you are interested or know someone interested in assisting with set construction, painting, costumes, props or crew.
If you have ANY questions or require clarification about anything supplied in the audition pack, please contact the production secretary, Sonia Deakin-Schelberg by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Production Chair, Bec on 0404 891 604