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School of Rock: Face Melting 2-for-1 Ticket Frenzy!

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Are you ready to get fully amped these July school holidays?


For the month of June only, you can stick it to the man with a face melting ticket offer for School of Rock the Musical. All tickets are two for the price of one! This totally freakin’ awesome production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning smash hit musical is on stage for just six killer shows. This is the first time the classic rock musical has been staged in Newy and to celebrate, Hunter Drama are offering this epic 2-for-1 ticket frenzy so no-one has to miss out!

Bring your family, get together with your gang and rock on in the aisles as a cast of over 40 professional and emerging performers burn up the stage with live music and an hilarious story based on the famous and enduringly popular movie that starred everyone’s favourite celeb’, Jack Black.

This rocking 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, bass-slapping, face-melting rock band – sensationally performed by a LIVE rock band of talented young musicians! But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without being discovered by their parents or the school headmistress?

Introducing a cast of 22 incredible young artists from Hunter Drama, many of whom will rock out on their instruments live on stage, this will be a laugh out loud, pumping, dance-in-the-aisles spectacle. Supported by a large cast of 19 professional performers including James Chapman, (Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia) in the lead role of Dewey Finn, Tayla Choice (Superstars, Wicked) playing Roseline Mullins, Nick Langthorne (Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys) as Ned Schneebly and Lizzy Lindus (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shrek The Musical) as Patty Di Marco, the adult ensemble also includes audience favourites Marty Worrell (Superstars, Chess), Alana Wilson (Chess, Rock of Ages) and Nerida Walker (Billy Elliot, Oliver).

The combination of aspiring student performers working alongside some of Newcastle’s finest adult performers is creating magic in the rehearsal studio according to Lauren Harvey, the Director.

“You can feel the energy shift in the room when the cast is all together. There is a mutual respect from both parties. For the adults; their professionalism and skillset, but also for the kids; their incredible energy and how quickly they learn and adapt.

“We also have two lots of family members in the show - Marty Worrell (dad) and his daughter Jemima, also Kim Saarenpaa (mum) and her son Conway. It’s a really special thing to be able to watch a parent and child share the stage together, both enthralled in the theatre experience.”

Recently Hunter Drama gave away 520 tickets to the opening performance as a way to help spread the word about the show. To score their freebies, families and teenagers headed down to Wheeler Place on Sunday 26 of May for School of Rock’s Band Practice Live Concert which kicked off at 5pm. The audience got a sneak peek of the show, met the cast, and rocked out to tunes as the sun set. Families dressed up in their rock gear and the playing of air guitars was encouraged.

Hunter Drama’s production of School of Rock will take over Civic Theatre Newcastle from the 18th to the 20th of July 2024. For more information and to purchase tickets check out or BOOK NOW and use the promo code HIGHVOLTAGE to score your epic 2 for 1 deal.


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