School of Rock The Musical

School of Rock The Musical

November 11 - 20, 2022

Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062

Based on the hit film, this hilarious musical 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. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies 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 all the original songs from the movie, this high-octane smash delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses! The Highland Park Players will be presenting the Adult/Full version of School Of Rock.

Based on the Paramount movie written by Mike White
Book by Julian Fellowes · Lyrics by Glenn Slater · Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Derek Van Barham
Music Direction by Hannah Rose


Auditions will be held Sunday, June 12 (10 am - 2 pm) and Monday, June 13 (6:30-9:30 pm). Audition appointments are recommended but walk-ins are also welcome. Callbacks are by invitation only on Thursday, June 16th in the evening. Auditions and callbacks will be held at West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road in Highland Park.

Click here to learn more about the production, audition details and additional instructions.

Most characters we encounter are currently on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the character descriptions. However, our casting seeks to be inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they are most interested in being seen for. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities


  • Please fill out the audition form in advance
  • If you are a walk-in or do not upload your headshot/resume in advance, please bring them with you
  • Instrument-playing roles MUST submit a video audition no later than June 7th. The video link of your audition can be included with your audition form OR emailed separately to
  • An in-person audition should also be scheduled
  • Click here to learn more about the production, audition details and additional instructions.

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Cast Members:

Dewey Finn - TBD

Rosalie Mullins - TBD

Ned Schneebly - TBD

Patty Di Marco - TBD

Ensemble - TBD

Zack - TBD

Lawrence - TBD

Freddy - TBD

Katie - TBD

Tomika - TBD

Summer - TBD

Marcy & Shonelle - TBD

Billy - TBD

Mason - TBD

Sophie, James, Madison - TBD

Production Staff:

Executive Producer - Bradley A. Rose

Executive Producer - Scott Schwartz

Marketing and Publicity - Jacob Cohen

Marketing and Publicity - Holly Weis


  Sunday, June 12, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Monday, June 13, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  Appointments Recommended
  Walk-ins Welcome
  Callbacks by invitation, June 16 in the evening
  Click for Additional Details


  November 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 PM
  November 13, 20 at 2:00 PM