Broadway 'School of Rock' musical hosts open auditions for kids in NYC, Los Angeles, Chicago

FILE - In this April 4, 2014 file photo, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber announces the new "Jesus Christ Superstar" North American arena tour at a press conference in New York. A musical version of the 2003 Jack Black movie "School of Rock" will start in November, with an opening set for Dec. 6. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater will write new music to be added to some songs featured in the movie. Open auditions for singers 9-15 will take place in New York on Jan. 24 at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre, Los Angeles on Jan. 17 at Screenland Studios and Chicago on Jan. 24 at Actor’s Equity Association. Hopefuls are asked to bring a photo, resume and be ready to sing a rock song. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Broadway is looking for pint-sized rock stars to join perhaps the coolest school band ever: the one onstage at "School of Rock — The Musical."

Open auditions for singers 9-15 will take place in New York on Jan. 24 at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre, Los Angeles on Jan. 17 at Screenland Studios and Chicago on Jan. 24 at the Actor's Equity Association branch.

The stage version of "The School of Rock" will stay close to the plot of the Jack Black-led 2003 film, in which a wannabe rocker enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands. The film featured songs by The Doors, Cream, The Black Keys and Led Zeppelin.

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Online: http://www.schoolofrockthemusical.com/auditions


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