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Leanne Parks

 
Birth Place:
Boston
Bio:
Born in Boston, and having lived in two countries and six states by the age of 10, Leanne is currently the Rockin bass player ‚ÄúKatie‚ÄĚ on the First National Tour of School of Rock. A piano player since the age of 5, and a rockin bass player for the two years prior to the national tour, Leanne ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Boston

Bio:
Born in Boston, and having lived in two countries and six states by the age of 10, Leanne is currently the Rockin bass player ‚ÄúKatie‚ÄĚ on the First National Tour of School of Rock. A piano player since the age of 5, and a rockin bass player for the two years prior to the national tour, Leanne ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
Katie [Replacement]

Photos

Leanne Parks and Merritt David Janes; Photo by Evan Zimmerman Photo

Leanne Parks and Merritt David Janes; Photo by Evan Zimmerman

From: 
Date:
10/23/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
Katie [Replacement]

Leanne Parks Biography

Born in Boston, and having lived in two countries and six states by the age of 10, Leanne is currently the Rockin bass player ‚ÄúKatie‚ÄĚ on the First National Tour of School of Rock. A piano player since the age of 5, and a rockin bass player for the two years prior to the national tour, Leanne loves performing onstage every night and practicing her bass every day. Leanne writes a weekly blog describing her experience of touring. Check out her blog at leanneparks.com




Leanne Parks News

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Haunts Broadway Workshop Photo Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Haunts Broadway Workshop
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 12, 2020

On Sunday, February 9th, Broadway Workshop presented an all new pilot production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY Younger@Part, in a new thirty-minute edition. Students in the production had the opportunity to create their roles in a studio setting, which culminated in a presentation at The Ailey Studios. The Studio Workshop program starred a cast of twenty talented young students, and was directed by Cassie Okenka (School of Rock, Wicked), choreographed by Halle Mastroberardino, with musical direction by Sarah Statler, and was produced by Marc Tumminelli and Sarah Glugatch. 

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK is Rocking the Eccles Theater Photo BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK is Rocking the Eccles Theater
by Tyler Hinton - May 29, 2019

The national tour of SCHOOL OF ROCK, featuring a remarkable cast of child rock stars, is funny, hopeful, and a head-banging good time.

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Paramount - A Muffled, Mugging, Mess ... With Cute  Photo BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Paramount - A Muffled, Mugging, Mess ... With Cute Kids
by Jay Irwin - May 15, 2019

Say what you want about Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber but at least he's consistent. Consistently borrowing from others as is evident in the most recent offering from the Paramount Theatre, 'his' musical version of the 2003 movie 'The School of Rock'. And while it has adorable kids, absolutely shredding it with their vocals and musical chops on stage, it also has utterly forgettable and repetitious songs (at least the ones actually written by Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater) and a lead who takes mugging to a whole new, annoying level.

Portland's Keller Auditorium Presents SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL Photo Portland's Keller Auditorium Presents SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 23, 2019

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber's high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock - The Musical is coming to Portland's Keller Auditorium from May 21 - 26.

SCHOOL OF ROCK Comes To The Paramount, May 14 Photo SCHOOL OF ROCK Comes To The Paramount, May 14
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2019

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber's high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock - The Musical is coming to Seattle's Paramount Theatre from May 14 - 19.

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at Times Union Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at Times Union Performing Arts Center
by Jordan Higginbotham - Apr 18, 2019

Class is in session at the School of Rock and they're teaching Jacksonville all about rock-n-roll! The musical featuring music from Tony Award winner Andrew Lloyd Webber, is based on the 2003 movie School of Rock. The musical follows a man, Dewey Finn (Merritt David Janes), as he impersonates his best friend Ned Schneebly as a substitute teacher at Horace Green. When Dewey realizes he is in way over his head, he hears his students playing classical music. He decides he will teach them about rock-n-roll, and they will compete in 'The Battle of the Bands.' The musical displays amazing music, a great story, and life lessons for everyone to take away.

SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL Coming to San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts Photo SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL Coming to San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 3, 2019

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber's high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock - The Musical is coming to San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) from Tuesday, June 4 through Sunday, June 9, 2019. 

BWW Review: Thoroughly Delightful SCHOOL OF ROCK at PPAC Photo BWW Review: Thoroughly Delightful SCHOOL OF ROCK at PPAC
by Andria Tieman - Feb 28, 2019

The story of SCHOOL OF ROCK is a fairly simple one-- a somewhat aimless manchild gets a job substitute teaching, and because he doesn't really know how to actually teach subjects like math and science, he instead focuses on teaching the students how to play rock instruments so they can compete in the Battle of the Bands. What really makes this work as a stage musical is that in adapting it from the screen version, book writer Julian Fellowes didn't change too much. The story follows the film pretty exactly, and the ending is 100% predictable, and that's a very good thing. This show is all about the musical skills of some incredibly talented young performers, and that is more than enough.

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL: From Brainiacs to Musical Maniacs Photo BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL: From Brainiacs to Musical Maniacs
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 15, 2019

SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL is bursting with kids, all of them bursting with talent. Based on the 2003 movie starring Jack Black, the stage version is the brainchild of Andrew Lloyd Webber, a guy who knows a thing or two about creating successful musicals. Nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards, the show ran for more than three years on Broadway, a little over a year in London, and the national tour has been on the road since September, 2017. It's a feel good musical with a happy ending, something to lighten up the winter doldrums.

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK, Well, Rocks at Clowes Memorial Hall Photo BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK, Well, Rocks at Clowes Memorial Hall
by The Marriage Matinee - Jan 31, 2019

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a musical about rebellion, the mantra of "sticking it to The Man", of children finding their voice in a controlled and advantaged setting and finding their courage to rise up.