Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7:00pm (by appointment)
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7:00pm (by appointment)
Director/Choreographer: Sharon A. Wilcox
Music Director: Dan Ringuette
All roles are open to audition. We are seeking an ensemble of 19 performers for this production (6 principal men/3 principal women/2 featured men/ featured women/3 ensemble men/3 ensemble women). Auditioners must bring sheet music with them and be prepared to sing 32 bars, but no more than one minute, of a fully memorized rock style song (80’s style preferably, but not from ROCK OF AGES) that showcases their vocal range and in a style that is consistent with the character you are auditioning for. This should be something that you are very comfortable with, not something you just learned the day before! It is important that you perform your song, not just stand and deliver – THIS IS 80’s ROCK!
Auditioners should mark their selection with a highlighter. An accompanist will be provided. A cappella singing or recorded accompaniment will not be allowed.
There is a lot of dance/movement in ROCK OF AGES and everyone will be required to do a movement audition which will be done in groups, so please wear something appropriate. Specialist dancers will be required for several numbers – these will come out of the ensemble. Auditioners may also be asked to read from the script.
Rehearsals will be held on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning November 29th. Our initial read-thru will be held on Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm. There will be one midweek rehearsal on Thursday, February 11, 2016.
The Warner Stage Company is a regional community theatre company and does not offer compensation or housing for performers.
Auditions for “ARSENAL” – the on-stage musicians for the production – will be held at a separate date. Because of the nature of the production, the musicians actually play a role and interact on several occasions with the actors on stage. The band will be costumed and required to attend some rehearsals before tech week. Please send an inquiry to [email protected] for full details on the audition and compensation.
CALLBACKS: Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:30pm
AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
You can also request an audition appointment by emailing [email protected] Audition appointments by submission form or e-mail are preferred, but if you do not have access to e-mail call the Warner Theatre Audition Line at 860-489-7180 ext.151. Please be specific as to the date you would like to schedule your appointment.
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Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 2:00pm
Friday, February 12, 2016 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 14, 2015 at 2:00pm
ABOUT THE SHOW
ROCK OF AGES takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award -nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Journey, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others.
Nominated for Five Tony Awards Including Best Musical!
It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip–and themselves–before it's too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.
ROCK OF AGES - It's about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on!
This production contains mild adult language and situations. May not be suitable for young audiences.
DREW: An appealing, good-guy rocker with great, easy comedic timing, a boyish charm, vulnerability and a very strong rock tenor voice. Drew works at the legendary Bourbon Room hoping and waiting for his dreams to come true. He finds an instant attraction to Sherrie, the beautiful new arrival from the Midwest, who encourages him to go after his dreams.
SHERRIE: Caucasian female, an in-shape, pretty, fresh faced, innocent Midwestern girl stepping right off the bus into a new world to pursue her dreams of stardom. Strong comedic timing, strong rock belt, good movement ability. Should be comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing.
LONNY: The narrator of the piece, charming, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality, a guy who would be fun to spend one drunken night with. Strong, honest comedic timing/improv skills and strong rock vocals.
DENNIS DUPREE: Classic stoner type guy who runs the famous Bourbon Room club. Torn about whether he should sell the club to Hertz, a German businessman. Very strong comedic timing. A laid back, easy going dude real dude. Bari-tenor rock vocals.
STACEE JAXX/FATHER: A sexy rock star. Decided to leave his successful hair/metal-rock band to try it solo; self-important, confident, intriguing in all the wrong ways, the ultimate bad boy; he is all about sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. Great strong comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice.
JUSTICE/MOTHER: Very strong presence, an easy sensuality about her; once a performer, she now operates a strip club where Sherrie winds up working- takes on the maternal role for the girls that work for her. Strong, soulful vocals and belt needed.
HERTZ KLINEMANN: An attractive older German male; putight, cold, intimidating businessman trying to buy up the Strip to develop it - the bad guy of the piece. Strong comedic timing and baritone vocals.
FRANZ KLINEMANN: Hertz’s son, young German male; works for his father but not by choice. Pressured and intimidated by his father- shy, gentle with a big heart. Strong vocals and comedic timing.
REGINA: A fun, hippie type, in shape, earthy girl who fights against the attempted take over of The Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals and comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing.
MAYOR/JA'KEITH/ENSEMBLE: A strong character actor with good comedic timing to play numerous roles, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability.
JOEY PRIMO/ENSEMBLE: A young male with the rocker sensibility, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Five of the sexiest female singer/dancers around. Sassy & beautiful. Must be comfortable in skimpy/sexy clothing. Strong dancers with comedic ability and strong rock vocals.
MALE ENSEMBLE: Three of the sexiest male singer/dancers around. Strong rock vocals with comedic ability and strong dance/movement ability.