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School of rock

Mainstage Musical

Directed by Michael O’Hara

Music Directed by Michael Williamson

Choreography by Priscilla Ervin

Auditions Saturday Feb 18th 

10:00 am – 11:30am in the Grand Hall (3rd floor) at Cornerstone Children’s roles, ages 10-15
Children should be able to portray a middle school student 
*If a child plays an instrument or has a special vocal skill they may prepare 15 to 30 seconds of a song to demonstrate. Please bring your instruments. A keyboard and guitar amp will be provided. 
11:30 – 1:30 in the Grand Hall (3rd floor) at Cornerstone
Adult’s roles, ages 18 and up
*If an adult plays acoustic, electric, bass guitar, drums, or keyboard, and you are auditioning for Dewey or to be a member of the band No Vacancy, please prepare 15 to 30 seconds of a song to demonstrate, and bring your instruments. A keyboard and guitar amp will be provided.
Callbacks for the lead roles will begin at 2pm at Muncie Civic Theatre (upstairs)
We encourage families to audition together!
Audition Materials (linked below)
This is a list of some of the music that may be taught on audition day. You do not need to prepare all of it. 

Adult lead roles:
Dewey Finn: plays onstage guitar, vocal range - rock tenor
Wannabe rock star with big dreams who impersonates a teacher at the Horace Green Prep School and turns a group of straight A students into a rock band.
Rosalie Mullins: soprano
Very proper headmistress of Horace Green Prep School.
Ned Schneebly: Baritone
Dewey's longtime friend and roommate, who used to be in a band with Dewey, but is now a substitute teacher at Horace Green Prep School. 
Patty Di Marco: Mezzo-Soprano Belt
Ned's dominating girlfriend, who lives with Ned and Dewey.
Kids in Dewey's middle school class at Horace Green Prep School:
Summer Hathaway: confident manager of the band
Zack Mooneyham: plays guitar onstage
Tomika: lead vocalist alongside Dewey
Lawrence: plays the piano onstage
Katie: plays bass guitar onstage
Freddie Hamilton: plays drums onstage 
Marcy and Shonelle: strong backup singers and dancers
Mason: tech band member
Billy: flamboyant and artistic costume designer for band
James: acts as security guard for the band
Sophie: roadie for the band / back-up singer
Adult Ensemble
Adult Band No Vacancy - May play instruments on stage
Theo, Doug, Bob, Snake
Mr. Sanders, Ms. Gordon, Ms. Sheinkopf, Gabe Brown, Mr. Green, Mr. Noble, 
Ms. Bingham, Mr. Woodward, Mr. Janes, Ms. Macapugay, Mr. Wagner, 
Mr. Sanford and other parents of the children

Audition information

Auditions are held at Muncie Civic Theatre located 216 E. Main St, Downtown Muncie, Ind. unless otherwise noted above.

If you have any more questions, please email us at

  • You will be asked to read from the script. Non-musical productions will either provide sides from the script or ask you to prepare a monologue, do not prepare anything unless it is stated. 
  • For musicals you will be audition with music from the show usually posted online 2 weeks prior to show. Do not prepare anything else unless it is stated to do so.
  • Wear comfortable clothes. We encourage you to look your best, but also come prepared for some dance or movement exercises for bigger dance musical auditions (not all shows have dance portions).
  • Call Backs will be scheduled for later in the afternoon or the next day. Using the email address you will provide in your audition form or with a physical posted list, we will contact you for your callback. Just because you’re not on the callback list does not mean you are not in the show.
  • Character Breakdowns are listed above for each show. There is some flexibility in requirements within reason (such as age) and some are non-negotiable, so please plan accordingly. You have the ability to indicate which role you are interested in on your audition form, along with whether or not you would accept an ensemble role. Please be honest in your willingness to participate, as this helps the casting process go more smoothly.
  •  Get your calendar out – you need to share your rehearsal conflicts. Every rehearsal is important and while every actor may not be called in for every rehearsal, when you are needed, you are needed! The fewer you have the better, but above all, be honest when filling out the audition form and listing any conflicts you might have.

Rehearsals are typically Sunday – Thursday, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, beginning the week after auditions.

Mainstage Shows typically run for three weekends (with some exceptions) including a week of technical rehearsals prior. You must be available for all of the show/tech dates. Check the website for all performance dates to make sure you are available before you sign up to audition.

Anyone who has signed up to audition will receive an email notice the first business day after auditions with the full cast list.

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