Register for PPP's Teen MainStage Show: School of Rock!

About the Show

School of Rock is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning smash musical based on the hilarious hit movie.


The 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—sensationally performed live by the production’s young actors every night with roof-raising energy!


All actors must be age 13 or in Grade 8 as of October 1, 2024, and not older than age 19 as of October 17, 2024. Everyone who auditions will be cast in the show.

Auditions and Registration

Auditions will take place June 7–9, 2024.  Note that while some roles require the playing of various musical instruments, many do not.  Please see the School of Rock Character List and Synopsis below for more information. Modifications to this character list may be made.

By registering, you agree to attend all rehearsals, work days and performances. Your conflicts with any of these—including late arrival and leaving early—disrupts everyone. It may result in casting changes.  Understand these requirements before committing to the show.

There are three requirements for family volunteer work—All three must be fullfilled:

  1. PRE-SHOW VOLUNTEERING Aug 24–Oct 12, 2024:
    Families are required to support the production with 10 hours of volunteer work. 10 additional hours are required for each additional child.
  2. TECH WEEK Oct 13–16 2024:
    Every family needs to log in 10 hours during Tech Week.
    Every family is required to work 3 of the 5 shows—backstage or front-of-house.
    Participation in Strike is required following the final performance.

Note: In lieu of the rehearsal work requirement, we accept a limited number of production donations to offset the productions costs and to hire artists for special projects as needed. Please email [email protected] if you would like to request this buy-out of the pre-show volunteer hours requirement.


Thursday, Oct 17 at 7pm

Friday, Oct 18 at 7pm

Saturday, Oct 19 at 2pm and 7pm

Sunday, Oct 20 at 2pmSTRIKE immediately following.
Actors called approx noon–7:30pm. An adult family member must participate from 4–7:30 for Strike.


You will select an audition time slot June 7-8.  Audition details and links to sign up will be included in your confirmation email.


If you are auditioning for a role that includes playing an instrument, we will have an amp plug-in for Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar and Bass Guitar, and a keyboard set up for live auditions. For drummers, please submit a video to administration [at]

If needed, callbacks will be held June 9, 2024.

There will be a mandatory parent meeting at the start of the first All-Cast Rehearsal on August 24.


The first All-Cast Rehearsal will be August 24, 2024.  Cast members’ call times will depend on their roles.

Call times estimated to be:

  • Sunday Oct 13 from 11am–6pm
  • Monday, Oct 14 from 5–10pm
  • Tuesday, Oct 15 from 5–10-pm
  • Wednesday, Oct 16 from 5–10pm

Tech Week: No missing rehearsal, arriving late or leaving rehearsal early.


NITTY GRITTY DAY  is Saturday, Oct 12. We will continue with Move In Day to move into the theater Monday, Oct 14. An adult from each family must attend Nitty Gritty Day and Move In Day.

Refund requested by May 15, 2024: 100% refund less $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after auditions. 

First time auditioning, or new to community theater? We’re happy to answer your questions. Reach out to [email protected].

Character List and Synopsis

Synopsis: Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! School of Rock is a two-hour, two-act musical (plus intermission), based on the hit movie. The tuner follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?


The Adults:

●  Dewey Finn (Plays Guitar and Sings Rock Tenor): The protagonist, Dewey is a struggling rockstar who is kicked out of his band, No Vacancy, at the beginning of the show. In need of money, he impersonates Ned Schneebly and gets a substitute teacher job at the Horace Green School, where he founds the band School of Rock with the students, who are musical prodigies. Dewey is usually wild, desperate, naive, dull-witted, and somewhat more childish than his students.


● Rosalie Mullins (Mezzo Soprano): Rosalie is the principal of Horace Green, and is very uptight and traditional at school. However, she feels an intense amount of pressure from work, which is what causes her to be so high strung. She has a secret love of rock and roll music, and longs to be as carefree as she once was.


● Ned Schneebly (Baratone): Dewey’s longtime friend, former bandmate, and current roommate. Ned is very easily manipulated, and tends to let people walk all over him—especially his girlfriend, Patty. He still loves rock and roll music, but is held down by Patty. He is a substitute teacher and is impersonated by Dewey at Horace Green.


● Patty Di Marco (Soprano): Ned’s girlfriend. She is very demanding and domineering, and doesn’t let Ned make any decisions for himself. She hates Dewey and wants him out of the apartment and out of her and Ned’s lives.


The Students:

● Summer (Band Manager, Mezzo Soprano): Summer is a high-achieving girl who hates nonsense. Initially, she absolutely despises Dewey, but comes to love the band—or, perhaps, the power that comes with it—and is willing to do anything to see it achieve. Summer is one of the brightest students at Horace Green. Throughout the show, she is convinced that winning the “Battle of the Bands” will look good on her college application.


● Zack (Guitarist, Tenor): Zack is the band’s lead guitarist and also a talented songwriter. He desperately wants to impress his father, who’s usually too busy with work to take an interest in his family.


● Lawrence (Keyboardist): Lawrence is an unconfident boy, and is also gluten intolerant. He initially believes that he isn’t cool enough to be a part of the band, but Dewey is able to convince him that he’s amazing.


● Freddy (Drummer, Tenor): Freddy is a rambunctious boy, as shown when he repeatedly slams cymbals together disruptively during music class. He is constantly told he isn’t intelligent—by both his own father and Summer—but Freddy and Dewey both think that he’s intelligent in a different way, and that Freddy’s father just doesn’t see that.


● Katie (Bassist): Katie is a quiet, serious girl who keeps mostly to herself. She plays the cello at school, but is quick to pick up the bass at Dewey’s encouragement. She is stone-faced when she plays, and takes her instrument and the band very seriously, although not as much as Summer takes managing.


● Tomika (Vocals, Mezzo Soprano): Tomika transfers to Horace Green after being accepted off of the waiting list. She is shy and doesn’t speak to anyone at school, and feels as though she’s not as intelligent as the other students. However, it turns out that she is a highly gifted singer, and becomes the secondary singer in School of Rock, behind only Dewey.


● Shonelle and Marcy (Backup Vocals): Shonelle and Marcy are quieter girls who tend to blend into the background. They are School of Rock’s backup singers, and also talented dancers. (Their film counterparts are Alicia and Marta.) ● Billy (Stylist, Tenor): Billy is a flamboyant and artistic with a love of style and fashion magazines. He is disgusted with Dewey’s outfit choices, and how no one else in the band shares his artistic vision, but is confident in his styling choices regardless.


● Mason (Tech): Mason is a super-smart, nerdy, tech-savvy boy who designs all the lighting and special effects for the band using his laptop. (His film counterpart is Gordon.)


● James (Security): James becomes the band’s security guard. During rehearsals, Dewey has him stand near the door, and if James sees anyone potentially who might blow School of Rock’s cover he has the job of alerting the rest of the band so they can hide the instruments. (His film counterpart is Frankie.)


● Sophie and Madison (Roadies): Sophie and Madison are School of Rock’s roadies, but, since the band doesn’t go on tour, they are essentially backup dancers. Each girl is a talented dancer and they could often be found together, much like Marcy and Shonelle. (Their film counterparts are Eleni and Michelle.)



Mrs. Sheinkopf

Mr. Noble

Mr. Green

Gabe Brown

Mr. Sanders

Ms. Gordon

Ms. Bingham

Mr. Woodward

Mr. Janes

Mr. Macapugay

Mr. Wagner



Mr. Mooneyham

Mrs. Hathaway

Mr. Williams

Mr. Spencer

Mr. Sanford

Mr. Ward

Mr. Hamilton

Mrs. Turner

Mrs. Travis



Jeff Sanderson – Manager of the Battle of The Bands

Stanley – Owner of the record shop Dewey gets fired from

Security Guard 1 & 2