AUDITIONS & INFORMATION NIGHT
Director: Jane Court
Musical Director: Ben Heels
Choreographers: Nicole Everett & Kristy Hamshare
Production Manager: Lee Geraghty
Stage Manager: Rachel Bell
Properties: Simone Lim, Carly Hunter
Costumes: Margot Sephton
Wednesday 7 March 2018 @ 7.30pm @ CPAC rooms – The Lion’s Den, Henry Street Pakenham
Please call Lee on 0407 090354 or email [email protected] for further information if needed.
Friday 9 March 7.00 – 10.00pm and Sunday 11 March 3.00 to 6.30pm at The Lion’s Den
Compulsory Dance audition Sunday 11 March 1.30pm
Call backs if required Monday 12 March from 12.30pm
Please call Lee on 0407 090354 or email [email protected] to book an audition time (essential)
Age group 16+
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, the Bourbon Room, a place where rock god Stacee Jaxx and his band Arsenal takes the stage.
Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to be 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, Twisted Sister, REO Speedwagon, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.
Drew works at the legendary Bourbon Room waiting for his big break and for his dreams to come true. He is instantly attracted to Sherrie, the new arrival from the Midwest. Appealing good looking rocker with a boyish charm and vulnerability. Good comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice. Note: If Drew character could play lead guitar or any guitar (even air guitar) that would be an advantage. (Vocal Range: Bb3-D5)
A pretty, fresh-faced, innocent Midwestern who steps off the bus into the bright lights of downtown Los Angeles seeking stardom. Instantly attracted to Drew. Strong comedic timing, strong rock belt, good movement, good harmony. (Vocal Range: G3-F5)
Lonny is the manager of the Bourbon Room and also the narrator who ‘breaks the fourth wall’. He is charming with a vibrant ‘out there’ personality, a guy who would be fun to spend one drunken night with. Strong, comedic timing/improv skills and strong rock vocals. (Vocal Range: D3-D5)
Owns the Bourbon Room. He is a classic stoner type guy, a little bit out of it. Should he sell the club or should he fight to keep it? Very strong comedic timing. Bari-tenor rock vocals. (Vocal Range: D3-G4)
Lead singer of the highly successful hair/metal-rock band Arsenal. He has decided to go solo. Comfortable with being sexy on stage. Typical big ego of a charismatic rock star. Self-important, 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)
Think Tina Turner or Cher. Strong presence, charismatic with an easy sensuality. She was once a performer but 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)
An 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)
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 (Vocal Range: Db3-E5)
A fun, hippie type, earthy girl who fights against the attempted takeover of The Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals. (Vocal Range: A3-Eb5)
A strong character actor 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. (Vocal Range: D3-B4) *
GIRL TRIO (Sapphire, Destiny, Angel)
Three of the featured female singer/dancers. Sassy. Must be comfortable in very skimpy/sexy clothing. Strong dancers proficient in jazz and modern, comedic ability and strong rock vocals and who work and sound well together.
Featured singer, has some dialogue. Works with Sherrie-hilariously referred to as “Waitress #1” in show. Will also appear as a member of the ensemble. Strong vocals.
A young male with the rocker sensibility, strong rock tenor and strong/dance/movement ability, replaces Stacee Jazz as lead in Arsenal. Will also appear as a member of the ensemble.
MAYOR (male or female)
Mayor of West Hollywood, who is faced with the decision to sell-out to Hertz. Will also appear as a member of the ensemble. Strong vocals and comedic timing.
Sherrie’s conservative father, who objects to Sherrie’s move to LA. Will also appear as a member of the ensemble. Strong vocals.
Sherrie’s conservative mother, who objects to Sherrie’s move to LA. but remains in contact. Will also appear as a member of the ensemble. Strong vocals.
Reporter who is assigned to interview Stacy Jaxx. Dialogue*
Many cameo roles will come from the ensemble
– Sherrie’s Mother
– Sherrie’s Father
– Joey Primo
– Pamela (Protestor)
– Record Producer/s
– Producers (Orion)
– Constance Sack
– Waitress #1
The ensemble also appear as:
- Bourbon Room Patrons
*Please prepare 2 songs, one being a rock musical number that will show off your ability to act and sing at the same time and the other a contrasting song (90 secs each) so pick the appropriate section that shows off your vocals
*Please bring sheet music in the correct key to the audition – An accompanist will be provided for you OR you may use a backing track but with no vocals. No acapella
* Dance audition is compulsory for all auditionees. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.