Toowoomba Grammar School is proud to play a leading role in the production of Toowoomba Choral Society’s major musical production for 2022 - "School of Rock".

TGS has five staff, two students and a TGS Old Boy involved in the Production:

  • TGS Director of Performance, Mr Mark Chalmers is the On-stage Band Mentor and Guitar 1 in the Pit Band which accompanies the show;
  • TGS Teacher-in-Charge of Music Curriculum, Mrs Wendy Evans is the Musical Director;
  • TGS Old Boy (2009-13), Christopher Thomson is the Director;
  • TGS Music Tutor (voice and piano), Ms Janelle Fletcher is the Vocal Coach;
  • TGS Music Tutor (guitar), Josh Meppem tutors a cast member;
  • TGS Music Tutor (drums), Jonathan Willis tutors a cast member;
  • Year 9 student, Lachlan Ferguson plays the role of Zack;
  • Year 6 student, Hamish Brown plays the role of Mason

This casting highlights the huge array of talent at Toowoomba Grammar School and, along with our sensational results at the recent Toowoomba Eisteddfod, why our Music Program and Department is regarded as the best in Toowoomba for Contemporary Music. Coupled with the fact that TGS hosts the annual AMEB RockSchool exams, there is no denying that Toowoomba Grammar School IS the ‘School of Rock!’

Based on the hit 2003 film, School of Rock, this hilarious 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, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

Featuring songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, this high-octane smash delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses!

With a talented local cast, featuring a sensational live kids’ rock band, this musical promises an inspiring jolt of energy and will be a testimony to the transforming power of music

School of Rock will be performed at the Empire Theatre on Friday, 9 September (7:00pm), Saturday, 10 September (1:00pm and 7:00pm) and Sunday, 11 September (1:00pm) with tickets available from the Empire Theatre Box Office.

Discover more about our TGS Performing Arts program here

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