Dante Melucci as Freddy
Plays: Drums. I used to play piano when I was little, and I just started playing guitar.
Local Star: I go to School of Rock in New Canaan and I’m in the house band, so we go around New York and Connecticut and play at shows.
Favorite Scene/Musical Number: My favorite scene would be “Stick It to the Man” because it’s so exciting. We’re all running around and the choreography is awesome.
Jared Parker as Lawrence
Plays: The keyboard.
Favorite Scene/Musical Number: I like “Teacher’s Pet.” I just think it’s the moment where all of the kids are finally completely free and having so much fun. It’s the big performance.
Isabella Russo as Summer
Plays: The triangle.
Advice for Budding Musicians and Actors: Never act. Always be the character. If you’re acting then you’re not acting. I think you should always love what you do. And acting and singing are things that you either love it or hate it. Be confident. Know your character.
Tickets for School of Rock can be purchased in-person at the Winter Garden Theatre box office, online at telecharge.com, or by calling 800-447-7400.