Phoenix Theatre Company Inc.
ROCK OF AGES
Book by Chris D’Arienzo
Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan Popp
By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical
on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
8-16th September 2017 @ the Doncaster Playhouse
This raucous jukebox musical features a soundtrack of rock hits from the 1980s. The spirited romp across the Sunset Strip invites audience members to lose themselves in a nostalgic, rock-and-roll world of big hair and acid-washed denim.
Director/Choreographer – Renée Maloney
Musical Director – John Clancy
- Please prepare two contrasting songs showcasing your vocal range (one ballad, one up-tempo). Males please note that it is very important to showcase your range as many of the songs are quite high.
- Songs should be in the style of the show but not from the show. Please be aware that due to time being very limited, you may not complete your song, so choose an appropriate starting point.
- Sheet music to be provided in the correct key. Backing tracks and Acapella not allowed.
- A headshot must be provided at the audition
- Arrive early to prepare. Please be patient in case we are running behind and have your music ready in a folder so you can go through your song with the audition pianist before you enter the room.
- Part of the audition may require a vocal range test and a dialogue read (these will be available at the venue prior to auditions)
- All roles, including non-dance roles, will be required to attend the Dance/Movement audition.
Please wear appropriate and comfortable clothes and shoes (preferably jazz shoes for movement).
- Call Backs will be for voice and dialogue and will be held in the room as a workshop with all the other call backs for that role. On the night we shall give you music and a scene to note bash and read.
Audition Booking Line: firstname.lastname@example.org or 9012 5897
Audition Venue: Phoenix HQ – Leeds Street, East Doncaster
Audition Dates: Vocal Auditions
Monday 22nd May 7.30pm – 10:30pm
Monday 29th May 7.30pm – 10:30pm
Dance Audition (compulsory for all)
Thursday 25th May from 7.30-9.30
Callbacks (if required): Tuesday 30th May from 7.30pm
Rehearsal Info: First Rehearsal – Thursday 1st June @ 7.30pm
Rehearsal Days – Monday and Thursday (7:30pm – 10.30pm) and
Sunday (1:00pm – 5:30)
All ages are approximate and based on look, not actual age.
|DREW (Vocal Range: Bb3-D5)
Early 20’s A classic musical theatre archetype – Handsome, 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.
|LONNY (Vocal Range: D3-D5)
Male 20’s – 40’s The narrator of the piece, charming, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality, a guy who would be fun to spend one drunken night with. Has a bro-mance with Dennis. Good comedic timing/improv skills and strong rock vocals.
|DENNIS DUPREE (Vocal Range: D3-G4)
Male 30’s – 50’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 dude real dude. Bari-tenor rock vocals.
|STACEE JAXX (Vocal Range: C3-Eb5)
Male 30’s – 40’s 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.
** This role will also double as Sherrie’s Father (Harold)
|HERTZ KLINEMANN (Vocal Range: F3-G#4)
Male 40’s 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 required.
|FRANZ KLINEMANN (Vocal Range: Db3-E5)
Male 20’s 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. German accent required.
|SHERRIE (Vocal Range: G3-F5)
Female Early 20’s 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 dancer.
Female 30’s – 50’s Strong presence, an easy sensuality about her, once a performer now the owner of the Venus-A-Go-Go Dance Club where Sherrie ends up working. Takes on the maternal role for the girls that work for her. Strong, soulful vocals and belt needed.
** This role will also double as Sherrie’s Mother (Margaret)
|REGINA (Vocal Range: A3-Eb5)
Female 20’s-30’s A fun, hippie type, earthy girl who fights against the attempted take-over of The Strip. Strong comedic timing and great vocals with a strong belt.
**This role will also fill some of the ensemble roles
|MAYOR / JA’KEITH (Vocal Range: D3-84)
Male 30’s-50’s MAYOR – Chooses the money over the music and is more than willing to sell himself/herself and his/her city out to the highest bidder.
JA’KEITH – He becomes Drew’s agent and in the process, destroys Drew’s rock star dreams by forcing Drew to join a boy band.
**This role will also fill some of the ensemble roles
|There will be 2 ensemble members cast to fill the following roles
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 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
PROTESTOR #1 (PAMELA) – Female 30’s-50’s Regina’s protesting buddy.
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