Directed by Kevin Kearney and Dylan Kaufman


Trey Taylor (Mr. Williams/Mr. Janes/Snake/Stanley) is an 11th grader at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. This is his 3rd Highwood production, having recently appeared as Sgt. Kelly in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 and Gary Coleman in Avenue Q. One interesting fact about Trey is that he is starting a fundraiser to improve school technology. "[Error 403: Text Not Found]"


Angel Soriano Lara (Mr. Spencer/Announcer) is a 9th grader at Northwood High School. This is his 6th Highwood production, having recently appeared as Benjamin Stone in Follies, Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods, and Frank Lubey in All My Sons. One interesting fact about Angel is that he is a vocal percussionist. "You can do anything as long as you put you and your whole heart in it."

Jessica McCarthy (Rosalie Mullins) is a 10th grader at Einstein High School. This is her 2nd Highwood production, having last appeared as Rapunzel in Into the Woods. Outside of Highwood she has performed as a soloist in Sleepy Hollow Ballet, in Maurice Durufle's Requiem and Carmina Burana at The Kennedy Center, and has sung in chorus since 4th grade. One interesting fact about Jessica is that she has a 4 octave vocal range. "Have a blast!"


Ari Hovis-Afflerbach (Mr. Mooneyham/Mr. Woodward/Theo) is a 9th grader at Commonwealth Academy. This is his 1st Highwood production. Outside of Highwood he enjoys skiing and listening to music. One interesting fact about Ari is that he has ADHD. "Enjoy the show!"


Belinda Moore (Katie) is a 4th grader at East Silver Spring Elementary. This is her 1st Highwood production. An interesting fact about Belinda is that she has done tech for 2 shows at Highwood. She also enjoys reading and drawing. "Have a great time!"


Hilina Holmes (Horace Green Student/Mr. Wagner) is a 6th grader at Tilden Middle School. This is her 2nd Highwood production, having last appeared as Cinderella's Mother & Snow White in Into the Woods. An interesting fact about Hilina is that she loves to bake sweets and desserts. "It's time to rock the show (get it?)"


Porter Orvetti (Jeff Sanderson/Mr. Green/Mr. Hamilton) is an 8th-grade home-schooled student. This is his 8th Highwood production, having recently appeared as Theodore Whitman/Young Ben in Follies, Ambrose Kemper in The Matchmaker, Mr. Grayden in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Mr. Kirby in You Can’t Take It With You. He does Destination Discovery, diving, and parkour. One interesting fact about Porter is that he has coached a DI team. “Enjoy!


Angelina-Tessie Siene (Madison) is a 2nd grader at Canon Road Elementary School. This is her 1st Highwood production. She enjoys learning how to act and play instruments. One interesting fact about Angelina is that she loves to help people. "Have a great time!"


Will Valdes (Dewey Finn) is a 12th grader at Einstein High School. This is his 7th Highwood production, having recently appeared as Trekkie in Avenue Q and in the pit bands for Cabaret and Into the Woods. Outside of Highwood he has played pit percussion for Einstein High School's productions of Seussical and All Shook Up. One interesting fact about Will is that he can say "sup" in morse code. "Sloths only poop once a week."


Analiese Mabry (Mr. Noble/Mrs. Travis/Policeman) is an 11th grader at Kennedy High School. This is her 2nd Highwood production, having recently appeared as Jack's Mother in Into the Woods. Outside of Highwood she has also performed as a Juror in Twelve Angry Men, taken acting classes and sung at The Kennedy Center. One interesting fact about Analiese is that she's currently writing a novel. "Stick it to the man!"


Leila Sibayan (Lawrence) is a 5th grader at Pine Crest Elementary School. This is her 3rd Highwood production, having recently appeared as Little Red in Into the Woods and Joe Scanlon/Cook in The Matchmaker. Outside of Highwood she takes dance classes and has also won a singing competition at school. One interesting fact about Leila is that she is Filipino. "Have fun!"


Larisa Jeffers (Sophie) is a 3rd grader at East Silver Spring Elementary School. This is her 2nd Highwood production, having last appeared as Baby June in Gypsy. Outside of Highwood she has also performed as Trixie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Cook in Canterbury Tales, and has won Honorable Mention for a writing contest. One interesting fact about Larisa is that she has played the violin for 4 years. "Enjoy the show!"


North Lovelady-Allen (Billy) is a 6th grader at Silver Spring International Middle School. This is their 1st Highwood production. Outside of Highwood they have performed as the Beast in Beauty and the Beast and July in Annie at Takoma Park Community Center and have also taken theatre classes. One interesting fact about North is that they are gender fluid. "I do this for you!"


Clay Kashkooli (James) is a 5th grader at Piney Branch Elementary School. This is her 1st Highwood production. Outside of Highwood she has taken jazz, tap, and ballet classes. One interesting fact about Clay is that she is great at playing the flute. "Enjoy watching the show!"


Zoe Friedman (Mrs. Sheinkopf/Mrs. Turner/Security Guard/Emo Girl 1) is an 8th grader at Sligo Middle School. This is her 2nd Highwood production, having recently appeared as Little Harp in The Robber Bridegroom. Over the summer she participated in Highwood's Summer Musical Theatre Intensive, and outside of Highwood she has taken ballet class, elementary chorus and 6th grade band. One interesting fact about Zoe is that she loves improv. "If you're from Rotten Tomatoes, please rate fresh!"


Isaiah Longstreth (Zach Mooneyham) is a 6th grader at Lowell School. This is his 2nd Highwood production, having last appeared as Goat in The Robber Bridegroom. In his free time he has competed in 8 sailing races, has gone country skiing in West Virginia, and participated school choir. One interesting fact about Isaiah is that he likes running. "Be happy :)"


Matan Mergi (Ned Schneebly) is an 8th grader at Takoma Park Middle School. This is his 1st Highwood production. Outside of Highwood he has sung at camp and performed in a school choir. One interesting fact about Matan is that he is Israeli and can speak Hebrew. "Thank you, and you're welcome!"


Lila Grovic (Horace Green Student/Ms. Bingham) is a 6th grader at Loiederman Middle School. This is her 1st Highwood production. Outside of Highwood she has performed in Tartuffe, played in the school band, and has worked with special effects makeup. One interesting fact about Lila is that she likes writing. "Have fun!"


Nestor Fabritz-Lugo (Freddy Hamilton) is a 4th grader at Sargent Shriver Elementary School . This is his 1st Highwood production. Outside of Highwood he has played the piano in a school talent show. One interesting fact about Nestor is that he plays percussion and will be performing as the student drummer in School of Rock. "Enjoy the show!"


Sonia Skolnik (Summer Hathwaway) is a 4th grader at Murch Elementary School. This is her 1st Highwood production. Outside of Highwood she has performed as Primrose in Imagination Stage's production of Treasure Island and as Sophie in the BFG and Cat Farmer in The Gingerbread Baby as part of an after school program. One interesting fact about Sonia is that she has taken 5 years of ballet dance. "Enjoy School of Rock!"


Katheryn Collins (Horace Green Student/Ms. Macapugay) is a 7th grader at Silver Spring International Middle School, This is her 1st Highwood production. Outside of Highwood she has taken a theatre class at school, won a french competition, and received straight A's all of last school year. One interesting fact about Katheryn is that she speaks French fluently. "When in doubt, go to the library". 


Ella Lepkowski (Marcy) is an 8th grader at Silver Spring International Middle School. This is her 2nd Highwood production, having last appeared as the Steward in Into the Woods. Outside of Highwood she has taken chorus as a school elective and art classes, and has learned to speak fluent French. One interesting fact about Ella is that she can wiggle her ears. "Have fun! :)"

Catherine DeRoche (Shonelle) is a 5th grader at Piney Branch Elementary School. This is her 1st Highwood production. Outside of Highwood she has performed as King Claudius in Hamlet and Harry Potter as part of an after school club, in addition to an original play by the club director. One interesting fact about Catherine is that she has a twin brother. "Enjoy watching the show!"


Danny Labaree (Mason Ward) is a 6th grader at the McLean School. Outside of Highwood he has performed in a school play ad won a science award. One interesing fact about Danny is that he has two guinea pigs. "Have a great time!"


Anna Uehlein (Patty) is a 7th grader at Eastern Middle School. This is her 2nd Highwood production, having last appeared as Lucinda in Into the Woods. Outside of Highwood she has performed as Helen in the Miracle Worker, Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Winthrop in The Music Man at her school. One interesting fact about Anna is that she is a gymnast. "You can't stop the School of Rock!"


Evan Fritschler (Mr. Sanders/Mr. Sandford/Doug) is a 7th grader at Eastern Middle School. This is his 2nd Highwood production, having last appeared as Jack in Into the Woods. Outside of Highwood he has performed as Oliver in The Music Man, Flute in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Captain Smollett in Adventure Theatre's production of Treasure Island. One interesting fact about Evan is that he is the Vice President of the Gay-Straight Alliance at his school. "Rock on, my dudes!"


Zoe Gomez (Tomika) is a 4th grader at Sligo Creek Elementary School. This is her 1st Highwood production. Outside of Highwood she has taken classes at Round House, received an award for running a 5K, and received a reading award in 3rd grade. One interesting fact about Zoe is that she can speak French. "Be your best and just try."


Victor Fabritz-Lugo (Gabe Brown/Mr. Ward/Bob) is a 9th grader at Northwood High School. This is his 2nd Highwood production, having last appeared in the ensemble of James and the Giant Peach at Loiederman Middle School. Outside of Highwood he has performed in Loiederman's productions of Singin' in the Rain and Pirates of Penzance, and in his school's 7th and 8th grade only band in 6th grade. One interesting fact about Victor is that his voice is changing. "Enjoy our show!"


Olivia Wood (Mrs. Hathaway/Ms. Gordon/Emo Girl 2) is a 7th grader at Loiederman Middle School. This is her 1st Highwood production. Outside of Highwood she's performed as Dorine in Round House's production of Tartuffe, and has done stage crew for Loiederman Middle School's productions of Singin' in the Rain and James and the Giant Peach. One interesting fact about Livia is that a New York agency signed her. "Have fun and enjoy the show!"

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The Highwood Theatre wishes to extend a very special thanks to the following people who have contributed extra time and energy to this production:
Dylan Kaufman, Toly Yarup, Matthew Nicola, Kevin Kearney, Julia Capizzi, Paulina Campbell, Madalaina D'Angelo, Jade Brooks-Bartlett, Erich Weinrich, Tip Letsche, Arlene Hillerson, Arnie Litman, The Atrium Building, Mason Lipczenko, Henry Wiebe

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THE CAST

Dewey Finn: Will Valdes
Rosalie Mullins: Jessica McCarthy
Ned Schneebly: Matan Mergi
Patty: Anna Uehlein


Kids
Summer Hathaway: Sonia Skolnik
Tomika: Zoe Gomez
Zack Mooneyham: Isaiah Longstreth
Freddie Hamilton: Nestor Fabritz Lugo
Katie: Belinda Moore
Lawrence:  Leila Sibayan
Marcy: Ella Lepkowski
Shonelle: Catherine DeRoche
Billy Sandford:  North Lovelady
Sophie: Larissa Jeffers
Madison: Angelina-Tessie Siene
Mason Ward: Danny Labaree
James: Clay Kashkooli
Students: Hilina Woldehanna, Katheryn Collins, Lila Grovic

Teachers
Mrs. Sheinkopf: Zoe Friedman
Mr. Noble:  Analiese Mabry
Mr. Green: Porter Orvetti
Gabe Brown: Victor Fabritz Lugo
Mr. Sanders: Evan Anthony
Ms. Gordon: Olivia Wood
Ms. Bingham: Lila Grovic
Mr. Woodward: Ari Hovis-Afflerbach
Mr. Janes: Trey Taylor
Ms. Macapugay: Katheryn Collins
Mr. Wagner: Hilina Woldehanna

Teacher: Angel Soriano

Parents
Mr. Mooneyham: Ari Hovis-Afflerbach
Mrs. Hathaway: Olivia Wood
Mr. Williams: Trey Taylor
Mr. Spencer: Angel Soriano
Mr. Sandford: Evan Anthony                    
Mr. Ward: Victor Fabritz Lugo
Mr. Hamilton: Porter Orvetti
Mrs. Turner: Zoe Friedman
Mrs. Travis: Analiese Mabry

Others
Jeff Sanderson: Porter Orvetti
Theo: Ari Hovis-Afflerbach    
Doug: Evan Anthony
Bob: Victor Fabritz Lugo
Snake: Trey Taylor
Stanley: Trey Taylor            
Security Guard: Zoe Friedman                       
Announcer: Angel Soriano
Emo Girl 1: Zoe Friedman
Emo Girl 2: Olivia Wood

Policeman: Analiese Mabry
Guitar Hero Voice Over: Ari Hovis-Afflerbach

“You’re in the Band”  by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Slater, Jon Lord, Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Lou Reed, Charles Strouse & Martin Charnin. Published by The Really Useful Group Ltd. / B Feldman & Co. Ltd. / Warner Chappell North America Ltd. & Chappell-Morris Ltd. 
“In the End of Time”  by Jack Black and Warren Fitzgerald. Published by Sony / ATV Music Publishing Ltd. “Queen of the Night” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 
"Math Is a Wonderful Thing" by Mike White & Jack Black. Published by Time for My Breakfast & Sony / ATV Harmony UK. 
“Edge of Seventeen”  by Stevie Nicks. Published by Welsh Witch Music /Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. 
“Variation 7”  by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Published by The Really Useful Group Ltd. 
“School of Rock”  by Mike White & Samuel Buonagurio. Published by Spirit Music Publishing Ltd. & Sony / ATV Harmony UK. C. 


School of Rock is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, LP, 214 Sullivan Street, Ste. 4, New York, NY, 10012-1354.
www.themusicalcompany.com Phone: (212) 598- 2204. Email: info@themusicalcompany.com


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Directors: Kevin Kearney, Dylan Kaufman (12th grade)

Accompanist: Connor Crotzer (10th grade)

Stage Manager:​ Jonah Witte (7th grade)
Backstage Supervisor: Matthew Nicola

Costume Designers: Tip Letsche, Paulina Campbell ​

Hair and Make-Up Design: Madalaina D'Angelo, 

Meg Miller (10th grade)
Lighting Design: Simon Ellerbe (7th grade), Kevin Kearney

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Set Design: Fiona Lipczenko (5th grade),

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Stage Crew: Owen Gibson (9th grade),

Jaquan Cooper (8th grade)

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Carpenters: Jade Bartlett-Brooks, Amari Mbongwo (8th grade), Jonah Witte (7th grade), Owen Gibson (9th grade)

Lighting Crew: Simon Ellerbe (7th grade),

Jonah Witte (7th grade); Eliana Beals-Simon (7th grade)

Sound Board Operator: Toly Yarup, Simon Ellerbe (7th grade)

Light Board Operator:​ Amari Mbongwo (8th grade)


THE BAND

Keyboard/Conductor:  Kevin Kearney

Keyboard: Connor Crotzer (10th grade)

Keyboard: Dylan Kaufman (12th grade)

Guitar: Erich Weinroth

Drums: Sammy Kerns (9th grade)


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Guitar: Isaiah Longstreth

Keyboard: Leila Sibayan

Bass: Belinda Moore

Drums: Nestor Fabritz Lugo




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