SCHOOL OF ROCK - Up and Coming Theatre Non Equity Auditions

Posted: April 16, 2018
Audition Location: Alrington Heights, IL

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Are you ready to rock?!?!

Calling... all rockers 18 and under


Up and Coming Theatre is pleased to announce AUDITIONS for:



Seeking musicians, vocalists, and actors for Up and Coming Theatre’s summer production, School of Rock.

ALL ROLES (including adult characters) will be cast with actors between 7 and 18 years of age.

Some roles (not all) require the playing of electric guitar, keyboard, drums, or bass guitar.



Auditions will be held:

  • Saturday May 19th from 10 am - 2 pm at First United Methodist Church - 1903 E. Euclid Ave. Arlington Heights, IL 60004

  • Tuesday, May 22nd & Wednesday, May 23rd from 6:30 pm - 10 pm at Holmes Middle School - 221 S. Wolf Rd. Wheeling, IL 60090.


  • Callbacks will be by invitation only, Thursday, May 24th from 6-10 p.m.





All auditionees should prepare 32 bars of a song that best showcases their vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided so please bring sheet music in the key you will be singing. Singing acapella is not encouraged.


If you play an instrument (electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums) please be prepared to play at the initial audition. Drums and keyboard will be provided. Please bring your own guitar or bass guitar.



Rehearsals will be held in Arlington Heights/Elk Grove - Monday thru Thursday evenings, beginning Tuesday, May 29 through the show dates. Not all cast members will be required at all rehearsals.


Performances will be held July 28, 29 and August 2, 4 for a total of 6 performances at Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, Illinois.


Producer: Lindsey Weiss Director: Jason Harrington

Choreographer: Annie Jo Ermel Music Director: Jake Hartge


For more information or to sign up for an audition slot visit or contact Lindsey Weiss at

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