Directed by Dennis Beasley
Music directed by Amy Dahlstrom
Choreographed by James Reed
Stockton Civic Theatre will be holding auditions for the ‘80s juke box musical, Rock of Ages.
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.
What: Open call for Rock of Ages. Auditioners should prepare 32-bars of an 80’s style pop-rock song or a Broadway-pop song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in you key. Accompanist will be provided. Auditioners should also be prepared to dance and read from the script.
When: Open auditions June 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm. Callbacks by invitation only on June 19 at 6:30. Rehearsals begin June 24 and the show performs August 28-September 22, 2018
Where: Auditions will take place at Stockton Civic Theatre 2312 Rosemarie Lane Stockton, CA 95207
Who: We are looking for a diverse group of actors, singers, and dancers with an affinity for the power ballads of the 80’s and a desire to have a lot of fun. There is some adult language and content, so be prepared. This is a high-energy show with a lot to do for everyone. Character descriptions are posted at sctlivetheatre.com
Additional info: Contact Dennis Beasley at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
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. (vocal Range: Bb3-D5)
SHERRIE-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. (Vocal Range: G3-F5)
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. (Vocal Range: D3-D5)
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. (Vocal Range: D3-G4)
STACEE JAXX-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. (Vocal Range: C3-Eb5)
JUSTICE-Female, 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. (Vocal Range: G3-Db5)
HERTZ KLINEMANN-An attractive older German male. Uptight, cold, intimidating businessman trying to buy up the Strip to develop it. The bad guy of the piece. Strong comedic timing and baritone vocals. German accent (Vocal Range: F3-G#4)
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. Over the course of the show, changes and hilariously stands up to his father. Strong vocals and comedic timing. German accent (Vocal Range: Db3-E5)
REGINA-A fun, hippie type, in shape, earthy girl who fights against the attempted takeover of The Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals. – A crunchy granola type hilarious tree-hugging fighter who will stop at nothing to protect The Strip. (Vocal Range: A3-Eb5)
FATHER- Sherrie’s conservative father, who objects to Sherrie’s move to LA. Will also appear as a member of the ensemble. Strong vocals.
MOTHER- Sherrie’s conservative mother, who objects to Sherrie’s move to LA. but still remains in contact .Will also appear as a member of the ensemble. Strong vocals.
MAYOR-A strong character actor with good comedic timing, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability. (Vocal Range: D3-84)
WAITRESS #1-Featured singer- works with Sherrie-hilariously referred to as “Waitress #1” in show. Strong vocals, will also be member of Ensemble
JA’KEITH-A strong character actor with good comedic timing, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability. (Vocal Range: D3-84)
JOEY PRIMO-A young male with the rocker sensibility, strong rock tenor and strong /dance/movement ability,
CONSTANCE-Reporter assigned to interview Stacee Jaxx. Will also appear as a member of the ensemble. Comedic timing.
CANDI-Male dancer in drag or female with low voice with strong stage presence
SLEAZY PRODUCER (Male or Female)-Sleazy movie producer who is a customer at the Venus Club. Strong stage presence
VENUS CLUB DANCERS:
The sexiest female singer/dancers around. Sassy, in shape, beautiful. Must be comfortable in very skimpy/sexy clothing. Strong dancers proficient in jazz and modern, comedic ability and strong rock vocals. Also part of ensemble. Featured dancers are Destiny and Sapphire.
Sassy with comedic ability. Should have strong vocals and ability to move well. The Ensemble will play a variety of roles including:
ROCKERS, DANCERS, BOURBON ROOM PATRONS, WAITRESSES, WAITERS, BARTENDERS, CHURCH CHOIR, GROUPIES, BACK UP SINGERS, RIOT POLICE, HOMELESS, PROTESTERS, ROCK VIDEO MTV DANCERS, ETC.