For all principal, feature, minor roles and ensemble.
Dewey Finn: (Male Lead, Mid 20s-30s; Rock Tenor E5-B2; plays Guitar) Dewey is a struggling rockstar who was kicked out of his band No Vacancy. He decides to impersonate his best friend Ned and gets a substitute teacher’s job at a prestigious prep school. He is wild, desperate, naïve & somewhat more childish than his students. A high rock tenor with great comedic/ improv skills a plus. Basic guitar skills a must.
Rosalie Mullins: (Female Supporting Role, Mid 20s-30s; Mezzo-Soprano B5 – B3) A rock chick imprisoned in the body and life of a stern and correct headmistress. She is very uptight & traditional at school but has a secret love of rock & roll and longs to be as carefree as she once was. A soprano with operatic skills and a strong belt.
Ned Schneebly: (Male Supporting Role; Mid 20s-30s; Rock voice; Baritone F#4 – Gb4) Dewey’s longtime best friend and former bandmate. He is easily manipulated and lets people walk all over him. He loves rock & roll but is held back by his girlfriend Patty.
Patty Di Marco: (Female Supporting Role; Mid 20s-30s; Mezzo-Soprano E5 – C4) Patty is Ned’s girlfriend. She is very demanding and knows what she wants. She never allows Ned to make decisions for himself. And she can’t stand Dewey – hates him in fact! Must have a strong belt voice
Ms. Sheinkopf: (Female Supporting Role; Mid 30s) – A teacher who has been at Horace Green for as long as anyone can remember. Her years of service have not softened her. A Pop/ Rock singer who also moves well.
Jeff Sanderson – 30s-40s – Manager and owner of the club where Battle of the Bands takes place. VERY Hip
Theo – Lead singer of No Vacancy; Good Looking with a strong rock voice
Doug – No Vacancy band member – Strong Rock voice
Bob – No Vacancy band member – Strong Rock voice
Snake – No Vacancy band member – Strong Rock voice
Stanley – owner of the record shop where Dewey works. Strong pop voice
Teachers & Parents (19 other named roles with lines): Various ages, genders, vocal ranges & movement ability. Pop/ Rock vocals
Audition Requirements – Adults
OWN CHOICE SONG/S: Please prepare 2 contrasting sections of songs (approximately 1 minute each) in a style similar to those of the show but not from the show – please make sure one of the songs is in a Rock style. These must show your vocal ability. All own choice songs MUST be accompanied by piano or professional performance quality backing track. You will need to provide your own accompanist. Please ensure you advise their name on your application form and remember to contact them prior to your audition, to arrange any rehearsals and discuss any fees payable.
DIALOGUE AUDITION: You should prepare a <1 minute joke, monologue or poem, preferably comedic. We’re looking to get a sense of your energy, vocal clarity, and timing. An American accent is not necessary for this task. Your audition will also involve a cold read of a script on the day. An American accent is encouraged for this. This will be provided in the waiting room for your audition so you will have some time to read over it before you enter the room. If you feel like a cold read will put you at a disadvantage (ie. If you have a condition, impairment or disability that will interfere with your ability to read and present a script during your audition), please let us know on your application form and specify details so that we can accommodate your needs. The cold read will either be from a “Dewey” or a “Rosalie” script, which will be used for all roles.
GROUP MOVEMENT AUDITION: All auditionees MUST attend a movement audition. These will be held in large groups. For your movement audition, please ensure that you wear comfortable clothing for dancing. You may choose to wear dance shoes (eg chorus or jazz) or other closed in shoes/sneakers (no boots).
GROUP HARMONY AUDITION: All auditionees MUST attend a harmony audition. These will be held in large groups. Music will be provided on the day and taught to the group.
DEWEY: Applicants auditioning for Dewey should come prepared to play some guitar in their auditions. We will upload a set piece for download. If you can’t play guitar you CAN still be considered for Dewey.
OTHER: This year, we will not be sending out audition times to applicants. When completing your application, you will be able to choose your audition times yourself. Please book into a 15 minute vocal audition slot & a group movement slot. Any callbacks required will be held on Mon 2nd May.
Go to Cast98 and sign up to create your profile and complete the audition form. Use the audition schedule to book your Vocal audition and also choose a Group Movement audition slot.