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DO YOU WANT TO ROCK THIS SUMMER?
AUDITION APPOINTMENT: JUNE 12, 19
AUDITION CALLBACKS: June 26
RAFCO THEATRICAL LLC, exec. prod.;
DOMINICK RAFFAELE, casting;
Chris D’Arienzo, book;
KAYLA STALLONE, RANIYAH ELGUEROUAT, SUMMER THEATRE COUNSELOR;
EMILY SCHILLER, choreo.
Casting "Rock of Ages: Teen Edition"
It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra and Heavy Metal flow freely at one of the Sunset Strip's last legendary venues, a place where legendary rocker Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and groupies line up for their chance at an autograph. 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 'n' 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 can hold the answer.
Rock of Ages: Teen Edition 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 Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and others.
LONNY BARNETT - the dual role of omnipotent narrator and being the secondary male lead character within the story, with a storyline that includes a bro-mance with Dennis. He is a charming and funny guy who gets along with everyone.
DREW BOLEY - “just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit” who moved to L.A. to rock. Unfortunately, every rocker has to do his time, so Drew barbacks just to make rent. While the music and setting of the show is pre-1980s, Drew is a classic musical theatre archetype – the nice guy with big dreams. The role requires an experienced performer with a solid tenor voice who can convey both a sweet, charming quality and fit the bill as a rocker.
SHERRIE CHRISTIAN - the female romantic lead and, like Drew, is a musical theatre archetype – a sweet, small-town girl moves to the city to pursue a brighter future. She hopes to get her break in the acting business despite her parents’ obvious disapproval.
JUSTICE CHARLIER - the owner of the Venus-A-Go-Go Dance Club. She’s a smart woman who looks out for her girls.
DENNIS DUPREE - the owner of The Bourbon Room. He’s a bit older than the others and a little burnt out on the party scene.
JOEY PRIMO - a secondary character with several great stage moments, including the classic line, “I poop money.”
ANITA BATH - the Mayor’s assistant who refuses to compromise on what she thinks is right. She leads a protest to save The Bourbon Room and, in the process, falls in love with Franz.
MAYOR - chooses the money over the music and is more than willing to sell himself and his city out to the highest bidder.
HILDA KLINEMAN - a German real estate developer who has her eyes on turning the Sunset Strip into a strip mall. With her son Franz by her side, Hilda won’t take no for an answer.
FRANZ KLINEMAN - the son of the overbearing Hilda, and he dreams of running a confectionary shop back in Hamburg.
STACEE JAXX - the comedic villain of the show, is a bona fide rock star who doesn’t quite realize through his selfish and wild antics that he’s reached the peak of his career.
WAITRESS #1, #2 and #3 - work at The Bourbon Room and exemplify the era of 1980s rock with style and flair. Tons of lines and solos!
PROTESTOR #1, #2 and #3 - a group of die-hard rockers helping Anita save the Sunset Strip. Be sure to remind your troops that these ensemble parts are the bedrock for the show. They must capture the need and desire to keep rock alive and kicking.
CONSTANCE SACK - an inquisitive reporter who interviews Stacee Jaxx just as he’s about to part ways with his band.
JA'KEITH GILL - becomes Drew’s agent and in the process, destroys Drew’s rock star dreams by forcing Drew to join a boy band.
PRODUCER (Orion) - sees Sherrie as the next Molly Ringwald and offers her his card (which is a picture of his beach house in Malibu).
ROCKER - a featured role who hangs at The Bourbon Room with Joey Primo.
RIOT POLICE, WOMAN IN A SEQUIN GOWN, GIRL and BARTENDER - cameo roles, some with few speaking lines, and all feed into the vivid world of the Sunset Strip of the 1980s. Woman in a Sequin Gown is a sight gag to punctuate Dennis’s impromptu Academy Award acceptance speech—no singing or speaking is required. The Riot Police break up the protestors physically at the top of Act 2.
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At the audition, we may ask you to read a scene or two from the musical. This is a COLD READ. You will be given just a few minutes to look it over and then read it for us. It does not have to be memorized AT ALL and shouldn't! We just want to get a feel of your voice on reading the characters lines. A copy of the script is below if you'd like to preview some of the lines you may read!