Director                              Mark Rosenthal

​Kids & Dewey Finn Workshop on Sat 10th / Sun 11th

The 2-day workshop at Bury Music Centre will be a carousel of acting, singing, dancing and instruments (where applicable)

Click here to register for a child part starting 11am on Sat 10th

Click here to register for Dewey starting 10am on Sun 11th only

Other Principal auditions and Ensemble (5 women, 5 men)
Sunday 25th September at Pados House - starting at 1pm

The auditionees for the 25th will be sent audition pieces.

Rehearsals at PADOS Studio Theatre

Kids will rehearse on Sundays & Adults on Wednesdays.

Closer to the show we'll rehearse on Sundays, Mondays & Wednesdays

Based on the Paramount movie written by Mike White


Music by Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Book by Julian Fellowes

Lyrics by Glenn Slater

An Amateur production by arrangement with The Really Useful Group


Technical, Dress and Performance Dates

April 2023

Show and Cast Details

Dewey and Child auditions will be held at Bury Music Centre.  See the link above.

Other Principal and Ensemble Auditions will be held at PADOS Studio Theatre, St. Marys Road, Prestwich, M25 1AQ.

PADOS is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we welcome applications from all members of the community.  We particularly encourage applications from people who are currently under-represented within our Society. 

Dewey Finn - Rock Tenor

A wannabe rock star with big dreams.  Dewey finds himself in urgent need of some cash after getting kicked out of his band.  He impersonates a teacher to land a job at the prestigious Horace Green prep school, where he turns his class of straight-A students into a rock group and enters them in the Battle of the Bands.

Rosalie Mullins - Mezzo-Soprano

Proper and a bit uptight, Rosalie is the headmistress of Horace Green School.  She has a secret love of rock music, and yearns to recapture the carefree spirit of her youth.

Ned Schneebly - Baritone

Ned is an old friend of Dewey's, and the two currently share a flat with Ned's girlfriend Patti.  He used to play in Dewey's band, but is now a substitute teacher - who Dewey impersonates to get the job at Horace Green.  Ned is still passionate about his music, but tends to let his bossy girlfriend Patti tell him what to do.


Patti Di Marco - Soprano

Ned's domineering girlfriend, who lives with Ned and Dewey.  She calls the shots in their relationship, and isn't too happy about Dewey's presence in their flat - or his influence on Ned.


Summer Hathaway - Mezzo - Soprano

Confident and outspoken, Summer is the ideal manager for the band.  Ambitious and very clever, she hopes that winning Battle of the Bands will look good on her college application

Zack Mooneyham - Tenor - Guitar

Zack is the band's lead guitarist and also a talented songwriter.  He desperately wants to impress his fater, who's usually too busy with work to take an interest in his family.

Tomika - Mezzo - Soprano

New girl Tomika is struggling to fit in at Horace Green.  She conquers her shyness to reveal her phenomenal singing ability, and becomes a lead vocalist alongside Dewey in the band.

Lawrence - Piano / Keyboards

Awkward and lacking in confidence, Lawrence is hesitant to attempt something "cool", like joining a band, but he soon turns out to be a fantastic keyboardist.

Katie - Bass

Quiet and serious, Katie already played the cello, but switched to bass at Dewey's suggestion to fill out the band.

Freddie - Tenor

Freddie loves a bit of rowdiness and noise, making him a great drummer.  His own father doesn't see his ability, constantly belittling his son.


March & Shonelle


Quiet girls with angelic voices, Marcy & Shonelle are the group's backing singers and dancers.


Mason is a total whizz with technology, and creates special effects and fantastic lighting designs for the bands performances using his laptop

Billy - Tenor

Flamboyant and artistic, Billy has a passionate interest in fashion, even though his father wants him to be a footballer like the other men in his family.  He designs the bands costumes.



James is touch and reliable, making him a good security guard for the band.  Mostly, he keeps an eye out for anyone coming while the band are secretly rehearsing!


Sophie is technically the band's roadie, but also serves as a backing dancer during performances.


Adults playing teachers and parents




If anyone wants to ask any questions about the lib or query anything to do with the music audition pieces, please do not hesitate to contact Mark Rosenthal (Director) on 07769 937008