Artist Q&A with Rayna Farr from School of Rock
Posted Apr 09, 2018
Rayna Farr, age 9, is rocking out across the country as a Swing in the National Tour of School of Rock. Originally from Haddon Township, New Jersey, this is already Rayna’s third national tour. As a swing she steps into the roles of most of Horace Green’s female students when needed. If being a touring, straight-A, bass-slapping rock star at night wasn’t enough, Rayna is also a full-time student during the day and still took a little time to answer a few questions about being on the road in this Artist Q&A.
What instrument do you play? How long have you been playing?
I've been playing the electric bass for a year and three months.
How did you first get involved in School of Rock?
I first saw School of Rock on Broadway and loved it. I went to an open call audition. After a few callbacks, I got the part!
What is your favorite part about touring?
My favorite part about touring is getting to see our country.
What is the hardest part about being a kid and touring the country?
The hardest part about touring is missing my family.
How do you handle school on the road?
The tour travels with three tutors. During the week, we have school at the hotel where we stay. It's held in a conference room. I follow an online program called "Time for learning." In most cities, we have field trips to really interesting places!
Finish the sentence:
If I could play any role on Broadway I would be…My dream role would be to play Anya in Anastasia.
When I’m not in school or on stage I love to…. play softball.
The thing I miss most about home is…being with my mom and my little sister. My dad travels with me.
The song from the show that gets stuck in my head is…"If Only You Would Listen."
When they told me I was going to Wisconsin my first thought was…CHEESE! We are so excited to come to Wisconsin!