Rock of Ages
Tuesday, July 26 & Wednesday, July 27 at 7 PM. Auditions will be held at the Orpheum Theater Center.
What to prepare:
- We would appreciate 2 contrasting songs (1 ballad and 1 up tempo, both non broadway show tune.) 16 bars is all we will ask to hear, but please be ready to sing the entire song if needed.
- Please bring a copy of the sheet music. There will be an accompanist provided for you.
- CD and phone hook ups for playback will be available.
- We will be willing to teach you a selection if you don’t have prepared music.
- Be prepared to dance
- be prepared to read from the script if needed.
- Possible call backs on Thursday, July 28.
- If you would like to prepare ahead out time here is a Audition Form.
- Please make sure that you are familiar with the tentative rehearsal schedule
Below is the character breakdown for ROCK OF AGES:
Keep in mind that this is an Ensemble heavy show and the Ensemble sings and is onstage for most of the numbers (like RENT). EVERYONE will be featured and will get to sing and dance to these great songs with fun, TALENTED people! Some roles can be cast male or female
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 – female, 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 with harmony, good movement ability.
LONNY –The narrator of the piece-charming, funny, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality, someone who would be fun to spend one crazy night with. Strong and honest with comedic timing/improv skills and strong rock vocals.
DENNIS DUPREE – Classic stoner type guy, former rocker- who runs the famous Bourbon Room club. Torn about whether he should sell the club to Hertz, a German businessman. Very strong comedic timing needed. A laid back, easy going dude. Baritone rock vocals.
STACEE JAXX – A charismatic rock star. Decided to leave his successful hair/metal-rock band to try it solo. Self important, confident and intriguing in all the wrong ways, the ultimate bad boy; he is all about rock-n-roll and its benefits. Great strong comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice.
REGINA – A fun, hippie type, earthy girl who fights against the attempted takeover of The Sunset Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals- A crunchy granola type hilarious tree-hugging fighter who will stop at nothing to protect The Strip.
HERTZ KLINEMANN – An older German male. Uptight, cold, intimidating businessman trying to buy up the Sunset Strip to develop it. The “villain” of the piece. Strong comedic timing and baritone vocals, German accent.
FRANZ KLINEMANN – Hertz’ foppish, flamboyant German son –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 strong comedic timing, German accent
JUSTICE– female, strong presence, an easy sensuality about her, once a performer, she now operates a gentlemen’s club where Sherrie winds up working. Maternal with soulful vocals and belt.
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: (male or female) Mayor of West Hollywood, who is faced with the decision to sell-out to Hertz. Strong vocals and comedic timing
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/actress with good comedic timing to play numerous roles, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability. Boy band agent who lures Drew away from the Bourbon Room with a promise to make him a star.
JOEY PRIMO: A young male/female with the rocker sensibility, strong rock tenor and strong/dance/movement ability-replaces Stacee Jaxx as lead singer in the band “Arsenal”. Strong stage presence
CONSTANCE: Reporter assigned to interview Stacee Jaxx. Will also appear as a member of the ensemble. Comedic timing.
CANDY: male cross dressing dancer 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
GUITARISTS/BAND MEMBERS/ENSEMBLE: male or female. Remaining members of the band Arsenal. Will also appear as members of the ensemble. Requires comedic timing.
VENUS CLUB DANCERS: Sapphire, Destiny and Angel
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.
If you have questions about auditions please contact us at email@example.com or by calling us at 605-360-4800.