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Don't miss your chance to be a part of the exhilarating production of School of Rock The Musical at The Cresset in Peterborough!

Following the resounding success of 2023’s Nativity the Musical, The Cresset Theatre is now looking to cast its upcoming production of School of Rock The Musical.

Set to captivate audiences from October 31 to November 3, this electrifying show promises a full-scale production filled with rock 'n' roll energy and heartwarming performances. Four adult roles will support a cast of young people, headed up by Peterborough’s answer to Jack Black in the role of Dewey Finn – could that be you?

Directed by Stuart Morrison and Monique Benoiton-Smith, with musical direction by Adam Pallister, this production offers young performers, aged 10 to 18, an opportunity to showcase their talents on stage. Open auditions for the ensemble will take place on May 15 and 16 followed by auditions for principal roles and adult characters on May 19.

Monique said: “Nativity was just such a wonderful experience for so many young people, and audience feedback was so good we weren’t sure how we could top it – but I think School of Rock is really going to raise the roof.

"I’m really excited to see how much musical talent our young people, and adult performers, have – we’re ready to rock out! The four adult roles are really good fun, and I know how much amateur talent we have in Peterborough so I already know we’re going to be putting on an incredible show.” 

Audition Details:

• Junior Ensemble: May 15, 5 pm (Ages 10 – 13)

• Senior Ensemble: May 15, 7 pm (Ages 14 – 18)

• Junior Ensemble: May 16, 5 pm (Ages 10 – 13)

• Senior Ensemble: May 16, 7 pm (Ages 14 – 18)

• The Band: May 19 (By invitation only following self-tape submission and ensemble recall) - Ages 10-13 with good playing ability in electric guitar, bass, drums, or keyboard, in addition to singing and acting ability.

• Adult Principal Roles: May 19 (By invitation only following self-tape submission) - Ages 18+ with good acting and singing ability. 

Registration: Interested participants can register online now at


Performance Dates: October 31 – November 3, 2024

Contact Information: For more information or to register for auditions, please visit The Cresset website at or contact the performing arts team at

School of Rock the Musical is Based on the Paramount movie written by Mike White. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Book by Julian Fellowes, Lyrics by Glenn Slater



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