Amy’s rock­ing new role

Geelong Advertiser - - NEWS - Amy Leh­pamer School of Rock. An­drew Lloyd Web­ber’s Ava McInnes Kemp­ton Moloney

GEE­LONG’S

is al­most ready to rock.The mu­si­cal star was lead­ing re­hearsals in North Mel­bourne this week for the up­com­ing Aus­tralian de­but of

Based on the beloved film,

Broad­way West End smash hit mu­si­cal opens at Her Majesty’s The­atre on Novem­ber 9.

The but­toned-up Leh­pamer (right) plays the role of straight-laced school prin­ci­pal Ros­alie Mullins.

There is a strong Gee­long el­e­ment in the mu­si­cal, with ris­ing stars and among the 36 young per­form­ers will make up the ro­tat­ing cast of stu­dents.

“I’m so ex­cited that so many kids are in­volved with School of Rock,” Leh­pamer said.

“It would have been my dream show as a kid, to be able to sing and act and dance and play my vi­o­lin.”

Lloyd Web­ber said the dif­fer­ent line-ups of tal­ent would de­liver a fresh dy- namic each night. “A lot of peo­ple don’t re­alise the kids play ab­so­lutely ev­ery­thing live,” he said.

“We’ve got a re­ally great Aus­tralian cast, and what will be in­ter­est­ing is that you will have three dif­fer­ent casts of stu­dents … who will each form their own lit­tle rock band.”

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