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.
School of Rock is directed and choreographed by Jeff Award nominee, Derek Van Barham. The production stars Henry Allan as Dewey Finn and Melissa Harrison as Rosalie Mullins and features Henry Gessner (Ned Schneebly), Danielle Jean (Patty DiMarco), Rosemary Heckard (Summer), Dylan Wiseman (Zack), Annabelle Langas (Lawrence), Claire Ziegler (Katie), Evan Silver-Schack (Freddie), Hayden Chancellor (Tomika), Matilda Rose (Marcy), Mateo Martinez (Shawn L.), Allison Buck (Sophie), Nathaniel Vodak (Madison), Sean Fielding (Billy), Rachel Fitzgerald (James), Scarlett Benveniste (Frankie), Brady Wiseman (Gordon), David Aul (Mason), Sam Nachison (Theo/Ensemble), and Fae Logan, Sarah Tilford, Elizabeth Dempsey, Mackenzie Ortega, Nythia Martinez, and Corey James.
The production team includes Bradley A. Rose (Executive Producer), Scott Schwartz (Executive Producer), Derek Van Barham (Director/Choreographer), Hannah Rose (Music Director), Erin McDermott (Stage Manager/Light Board Operator), Laruen Nichols (Set Designer), Martha Shuford (Costume Designer), G. “Max” Maxin IV (Lighting Designer), T.J. Anderson (Assistant Music Director and Band Leader), Kurt Ottinger (Sound Designer/Operator and Technical Director), Jacob Cohen (Marketing/PR), and Holly Weis (Marketing/PR).