School of Rock kids will smash out hit musical at the Capitol Theatre

Rock 'n' Roll: Billie-Rose Brotherson, 11, of Miranda and Joel Bishop, 9, of Cronulla, at rehearsals in Sydney for School of Rock, Brisbane.

Rock 'n' Roll: Billie-Rose Brotherson, 11, of Miranda and Joel Bishop, 9, of Cronulla, at rehearsals in Sydney for School of Rock, Brisbane.

It's one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's best Broadway and London smash hit musicals, and there joining the cast of kids, Miranda's Bille-Rose Brotherson, 11, and Cronulla's Joel Bishop, 9, who plays Mason.

After a nationwide search, they are among 16 talented young Australian performers who have been cast in School of Rock.

The young prodigies have been chosen to deliver scorching riffs, pounding drums and all-live rock when this hilarious and thrilling musical opens on November 10 at the Capitol Theatre.

Of the Australian child cast, Andrew Lloyd Webber says, "I've just seen all of the audition tapes in Australia and I know we've got a really great cast," he said.

"We've got great kids in a show that is all about how music can empower children. I've never had such a good time as I have had with School of Rock and I know it's going to be fantastic in Australia too."

Producers, GWB Entertainment, says that after an exhilarating audition process reviewing more than 1000 submissions from children all over Australia, they are thrilled to have discovered a sensational line-up of guitar shredding, drum thumping, bass slapping and keyboard playing prodigies.

"Along with the international creative team, we were blown away by the talent displayed, which has taken the standard musical theatre adage of triple threat (singer, dancer, actors) to 'quadruple threats' - singer, dancers, actor, musicians," they stated.

Based on the hit film, this new 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, bassslapping, mind-blowing rock band.

The children joined the premiere cast of School of Rock in South Korea where the production opened in June, in advance of the Sydney season.

They then performed in Seoul, Busan and Daegu for a total of 18 weeks before returning for the Sydney season in November 2019.

Featuring 14 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.

Tickets from $69.90

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