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Melbourne is holding the Australian premiere of School of Rock musical at Her Majesty's Theatre from 31 October to 10 February, 2019.
School of Rock is a rock musical with music from Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by three-time Tony nominee Glenn Slater, book by Downton Abbey's Oscar-winning Julian Fellowes.
Based on the 2003 film, School of Rock follows Dewey Finn, a failed wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. After identifying the musical talent in his students, Dewey forms a band of fifth-graders, in an attempt to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands contest.
Well-known theatre performers Brent Hill will star as Dewey Finn while Amy Lehpamer is Principal Rosalie "Roz" Mullins.
Other cast members include Joe Kosky will be the alternate Dewey, John O'Hara, Matt Crowley, Nadia Komazec, Matt Crowley, Bianca Baykara, James Cutler, Ellis Dolan, Alex Hyne, Andrew Kroenert, Bree Langridge, Jenny Little, Markesha McCoy, Zachary Pidd, Michaela Powell, Jack Van Staveren, Sophie Weiss and Stephen Wheat.
Joining the adult cast are 36 young performers who range in age from nine to 13 years. The extraordinarily talented group include Ben Swissa, Jayden Tatasciore, Zane Blumeris, Kempton Maloney, Bailey Landeg, Ethan Stephenson, Caleb Elbourne, Orlando Schwerdt, Heath Jelovic, Samantha Zhang, Remy Grunden, Tiana Mirra, Ava McInnes, Stephanie Kipnis, Yvette Pugat, Bella-Mia Bortolin, Chihana Perera, Riley Thomas, Annie Jones, Kayla Muir, Riya Mandrawa, Ashlyn Norman, Ava Rose Houben-Carter, Rachel Kipnis, Lucia Schwerdt, Maya Corbett, Ruby Moore, Hudson Sharp, Amon Prete, Lenny Thomas, Aston Droomer, Oscar Mulcahy, Elijah Slavinskis, Gabriel Ingram, Zac El-Alo and Lachlan Young.
On 5 December, School of Rock will be holding a charity gala performance for Minus 18, an organisation in aid of Australia's LGBTIQ youth. This Pride Night show will donate $10.00 of every ticket sold.
Visit Her Majesty's Theatre for a performance of School of Rock from 31 October to 10 February 2019.