LilyGraceRiddleHeadshotLily “Grace” Riddle, a sixth-grader at the Red Bank Charter School, has been tapped for the role of Brittany in School of Rock at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.

Grace has been studying acting and musical theater at the Count Basie Performing Arts Academy in Red Bank for the past three years, and is a member of the Broadway Youth Ensemble in New York City.

She recently performed in a productions of God Lives in Glass at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center and has had roles in Dragon Trouble at the Alpha NYC Theatre Company and other local theater productions.

“I am most excited to be a part of the School of Rock cast because I absolutely love all the music and the energy of the show,” Grace said. “It’s my first time performing with KOTA Productions. I think it’s cool that I get to perform with a theater production company that donates part of the proceeds to charities, and it’s so much fun!”

School of Rock runs from May 20 to May 22 at the Rahway venue.