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Broadway 'School of Rock' musical hosts open kid auditions

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NEW YORK - Broadway is looking for pint-sized rock stars to join perhaps the coolest school band ever: the one onstage at "School of Rock: The Musical."

Open auditions for singers ages 9-15 will take place in New York on Jan. 24 at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre, Los Angeles on Jan. 17 at Screenland Studios and Chicago on Jan. 24 at the Actor's Equity Association branch.

Hopefuls are asked to bring a photo, resume and be ready to sing a rock song.

Those who also play guitar, bass or cello are encouraged to bring their instruments. Performers who play piano are asked to be ready to play. Those who play drums should bring their sticks.

The stage version of "The School of Rock" will stay close to the plot of the Jack Black-led 2003 film, in which a wannabe rocker enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands. The film featured songs by The Doors, Cream, The Black Keys and Led Zeppelin.

Previews will begin Nov. 2 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with an opening set for Dec. 6.

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