Rock of Ages – Auditions

Marblehead Little Theatre Announces

Non-Equity Auditions for

Rock of Ages

Book by Chris D’Arienzo
Arrangements & orchestrations by Ethan Popp

Direction by Steve Black
Musical Direction by Lianne Goodwin
Choreography by Lara Finn

Schedule an Audition Appointment

Auditions:
Singing — Sunday, April 30th 5:00PM-6:00PM, 6:45-8:00PM.
Actors should sign-up for a singing time slot and be prepared to attend a dance call from 6:00PM-6:45PM  
 
Singing — Monday, May 1st from 6:30PM-7:15PM, 8:00-9:00PM.
Actors should sign-up for a singing time slot and be prepared to attend a dance call from 7:15PM-8:00PM
 
Callbacks: Sunday, May 7th from 6:00-8:00PM
 
Please prepare:
Please prepare a verse and a chorus of a song in the style of the show. Sheet music should be brought to the audition and an accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning with guitar experience are encouraged to accompany themselves and/or play a separate piece on guitar if they wish.

 Performance Dates: 

(performances in parentheses are subject to sales)
Fri. June 23@ 7:30PM
(Sat. June 24@ 2:00PM)
Sat. June 24 @ 7:30PM
Sun. June 25 @2:00PM
(Wed. June 28 @ 7:30PM)
Thurs. June 29 @ 7:30PM
Fri. June 30 @ 7:30PM
(Sat. July 1 @ 2:00PM)
Sat. July 1 @ 7:30PM
Sun. July 2 @ 2:00PM
 
Notes: Questions are most welcome after researching the show and visiting our website at mltlive.com. Any questions should be e-mailed to auditions@mltlive.com. Rehearsals will run May 25-June 18 on Sunday afternoons, Monday through Thursday evenings, and tech on the weekend prior to opening.
About the Show: Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.

Character Breakdown

DREW – A young (20’s) 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 – A young (20’s), 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 – A young to middle-aged guy, 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 – (40’s) 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 real dude. Bari-tenor rock vocals.

STACEE JAXX – A sexy 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 sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll. Great strong comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice.

JUSTICE – (30s-50) A warm, strong woman with an easy sensuality about her. Once a performer, she now operates a dance club where Sherrie winds up working. Takes on the maternal role for the girls who work for her. Strong, soulful vocals and belt needed.

HERTZ KLINEMANN – An older (30s-60) 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.

FRANZ KLINEMANN – Hertz’s son, young (20-30’s) German male. Works for his father but not by choice. Pressured and intimidated by his father. Shy, gentle with a big heart. Strong high pop tenor vocals and comedic timing.

REGINA – (20-30’s)  A fun, hippie type, in shape, earthy girl who fights against the attempted takeover of The Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals and comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing.

MALE ENSEMBLE – Singers/dancers with good comedic timing to play numerous roles, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability. May understudy principal roles.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE – Female singer/dancers. Sassy, in shape, sexy and rocking. Must be comfortable in very skimpy/sexy clothing. Strong dancers proficient in jazz and modern, comedic ability and strong rock vocals. May understudy principal roles.


“Rock of Ages” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.