Also in July, School of Rock had a surprise visitor! Alex Lifeson, the guitarist for RUSH came to the musical and gave us some advice! Thanks Alex!
A high point was getting to play with the guitarist Slash from the legendary band Guns 'N Roses. He stopped by the theater and surprised us during our band practice! Click here to read the article and watch the video that appeared in Rolling Stone Magazine. I am playing Bass in Paradise City in the second half of the video!
as well as players"
- Slash, Guns N Roses
(as quoted from Rolling Stone Magazine article)
On July 29th, I performed with fellow rockers at the American Airlines terminal at JFK Airport. It was the first time that I got an airline seat and went through security but didn't actually fly anywhere. School of Rock cast members Gianna Harris, Sofia Roma Rubino, Ethan Khusidman, Jason Kisare, Jersey Sullivan and I performed "If Only You Would Listen" for travelers who stopped ... to listen!
July was busy. Along with a few of my fellow SCHOOL OF ROCK cast members, I visited the Creative Arts & Athletics Camp (July 12, 2016). We were featured in the camp's newsletter, “Heartbeat.” In the newsletter, I'm quoted about my role as swing: “I swing for Katie the bass player, Marcy and Shonelle the backup singers, and Madison and Sofia the roadies. It’s hard not to look like you just climbed mount Everest when you finish a number jumping up and down, especially in 'Stick it to the Man."