Casting Announced For SCHOOL OF ROCK D.C. Premiere

By: Dec. 05, 2018

Casting Announced For SCHOOL OF ROCK D.C. Premiere

Casting has been announced for the Washington, D.C. premiere of Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber's high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock - The Musical, coming to the National Theatre for a limited engagement from January 16 - 27, 2019.

Tickets may be purchased at, in person at the National Theatre box office (weekdays, noon to 6:00 PM), or by calling 800-514-3849. The National Theatre is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in downtown Washington, D.C.

School of Rock - The Musical is based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same, featuring music from the movie, as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes, choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, and direction by Laurence Connor.

A hilarious new musical, 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. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pintsized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school's beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

Rocking the roofs off of theaters across America, the School of Rock - The Musical national tour stars Merritt David Janes as Dewey, Lexie Dorsett Sharp as Rosalie, Madison Micucci as Patty, Layne Roate as Ned, Gary Trainor as Dewey Alternate, Deidre Lang as Ms. Sheinkopf, Arianna Pereira as Shonelle, Leanne Parks as Katie, Alyssa Emily Marvin as Marcy, Julian Brescia as Mason, Grier Burke as Tomika, Cameron Trueblood as Freddy, Mystic Inscho as Zack, Sammy Dell as Billy, Theo Mitchell-Penner as Lawrence, and Sami Bray as Summer.

The adult ensemble features Emily Borromeo, John Campione, Matt Caplan, Patrick Clanton, Christopher De Angelis, Kristian Espiritu, Melanie Evans, Liam Fennecken, Brian Golub, Lulu Lloyd, Sinclair Mitchell, JP Qualters, and Jonathon Timpanelli. The kid's ensemble features Bella Fraker, Jacob Moran, Blake Ryan, Isabella Rose Sky, Jesse Sparks, and Gabriella Uhl.

School of Rock - The Musical opened on Broadway to rave reviews in December 2015. It was selected by Ben Brantley of the New York Times as a 'Critics' Pick' and hailed by Jesse Oxfeld of Entertainment Weekly as "an inspiring jolt of energy and mad skillz." Reuters proclaimed that "Andrew Lloyd Webber has Broadway rocking!"

School of Rock was nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Lloyd Webber and Slater), and Best Book (Fellowes). It also won the 2017 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

The production features scenic and costume design by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter, and music supervision by John Rigby.

School of Rock - The Musical is produced on Broadway by Andrew Lloyd Webber for The Really Useful Group, Warner Music Group & Access Industries, The Shubert Organization, and The Nederlander Organization. Nina Lannan and Madeleine Lloyd Webber serve as Executive Producers.

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Tickets for School of Rock - The Musical may be purchased at, in person at the National Theatre box office (weekdays, noon to 6:00 PM), or by calling 800-514-3849.

Managed and programmed by JAM Theatricals since 2012, the National Theatre is located on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House. The National Theatre opened in 1835 and is the oldest touring theater in the country. JAM Theatricals, under the direction of Steve Traxler and Arny Granat, introduced "Broadway at the National," a new and exciting subscription series. In addition to the world premieres of IF/THEN, MEAN GIRLS, and BEETLEJUICE, recent theatrical presentations include BLITHE Spirit starring Angela Lansbury, Jersey Boys, LES MISÉRABLES and the Washington premieres of Motown The Musical, American Idiot, FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and Newsies. In addition, the National has recently presented many special events and concerts, including Kacey Musgraves, Dave Koz, Bryan Adams, Bill Burr, Eddie Izzard, Savion Glover, The Irish Tenors and ThePianoGuys.

In addition to SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL, the 2018-2019 "Broadway at the National" season includes the BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical (Now thru Dec. 30, 2018), FINDING NEVERLAND (Feb. 26 - Mar. 3, 2019), A BRONX TALE (Mar. 26 - 31, 2019), STOMP (Apr. 23 - 28, 2019), and Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL (July 10 - 27, 2019).

Special presentations include THE MAGIC OF Adam Trent (Feb. 2, 2019), THE ORIGIN OF LOVE: THE SONGS AND STORIES OF HEDWIG with John Cameron Mitchell (Feb. 8, 2019), and JUKEBOX HERO THE MUSICAL based on the music of Foreigner (Mar. 22 and 23, 2019).

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