School of Rock Participant Information

Performing: August 1 – 3, 2024

Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock – The Musical is based on the hit movie and 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? Lloyd Webber produced the stage musical on Broadway and in the West End, penning 14 new numbers for the show, which additionally features all of the original songs from the movie. The composer’s tracks “You’re in the Band” and “Stick it to the Man” are well on their way to becoming rock solid standards, while the finale with “Teacher’s Pet” brings audiences to their feet, eight shows a week. 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!

Ages: 7–18
Venue: Rehearsals at Arlington Children’s Theatre, 115 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA.

Performances at Lexington Christian Academy

Fee: Fee: $450

Due at registration

No refunds thereafter

ACT is committed to providing access for any child who wishes to participate. Families who are interested in confidentially inquiring about registration relief in order for their child(ren) to participate at ACT should contact the Treasurer at treasurer@arlingtonchildrenstheatre.org.

Registration: Register

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS

A waitlist is maintained

Children of ACT Board members are granted a limited early registration period.

ACTor/Parent Meeting: Wednesday, May 29 (location TBA)

All actors and one parent must attend the informational meeting where we will share more details about the production and the audition process and begin sign-ups for volunteer committees.

Auditions:

Wednesday and Thursday, June 5 and 6

All ACTors accepted into the production must take part in one of the audition workshops to determine where they best fit into the production. Specific roles will be assigned at the sole discretion of the artistic staff/audition panel.

Materials to be covered and further information will be sent in the welcome email as we approach the parent meeting/ auditions.

Rehearsals:

Rehearsals begin June 10

Rehearsals are  Mon – Thu.

ACTors will only be required for rehearsals where their character is called. Absences are strongly discouraged, and more than two absences during the staging of any single scene will result in the ACTor being cut from the scene. Attendance is mandatory for all runs and technical and dress rehearsals unless written permission from the artistic director is requested and received, prior to the audition workshop.

Performances: Thu. Aug. 1 at 7pm

Fri. Aug. 2 at 7pm

Sat. Aug. 3 at 2pm and 7pm