Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. Auditions

Originally Conceived and Directed by Scott Ferguson
Book by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, George Keating
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Doroughm Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Director: Beth Eslick
Producer: Elena Mills
Music Director:  Michael Kronenberg

Audition Dates & Times: 

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, January 25, 26, 27, starting at 4:00pm
All auditions via Zoom – you will receive the Zoom invite and your time slot after you sign up below.

Audition Location: 

To audition, Sign Up by Jan. 26 at noon. 

Performance Dates: 

March 19 and 20 at 7pm
March 21 at 2pm
All performances will be via Zoom

Audition Requirements: 

This show is for children, ages 5-16.

Auditions will include reading from the script and a vocal presentation. Auditioners should learn all parts on the two sides below. 

Please prepare one minute of a musical theatre style song.  Please be ready to play your accompaniment music on a different device from the device you are using to Zoom.

Plot Summary: 

Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr is one of musical theatre’s brightest and most innovative shows. Based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s educational animated TV series, Schoolhouse uses the familiar songs from the cartoons to teach grammar, math, science, history, social studies and political science in this energetic musical, while telling the story of Tom, a young teacher nervously anticipating his first day on the job.  Tom tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs like "Just a Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction" bring Tom’s lesson plans vividly to life.

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Character Breakdown: 

Tom: The idealistic young teacher and hero of our story. He is nervous about his first day of teaching, yet gradually becomes more at ease as the show continues.  He is amiable, likable, and charming. Tom doesn't sing a solo.
Gender: male

George: A marvelous character role. He takes the lead on "Three Is A Magic Number" and "Just A Bill." Needs to be a good singer and a great character actor. George in particular is a calming presence and excellent cheerleader for Tom. He is caring and in control.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Dori: Takes the lead on "A Noun Is A Person, Place, Or Thing," "The Preamble" and "Elbow Room." This actress needs to be a strong singer. She goofiest of the gang, often acting silly and being playful.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Shulie: Sweet and genuine. She is featured in "Unpack Your Adjectives" and takes the lead on "Interplanet Janet." Needs to be very likable.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Joe: Definitely one cool kid. He's laid back and fun-loving.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Dina: Mature, thoughtful, and grounded. Dina is featured in "Unpack Your Adjectives" and takes the lead on "Interjections." Should be a good, strong singer with an ability to sing harmony.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Elvis: A great role for a fantastic character actor. Needs to have a big personality that can embody the king of rock and roll!
Gender: male
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Janet: A good featured role for a great singer and actor with lots of personality! She leads "Interplanet Janet" with Shulie.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C4

The ensemble is the heart of the show! There are many featured roles in the vignette, such as Congressmen, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis, Clark, Sacajawea, the Sun, the Planets, the Comet Team, Reginald, Doctor, Geraldine, Gerald, Franklin, the Team and the Crowd.