AUDITIONS

 ROCK OF AGES

Auditions are being held on
19 & 20 August 2017

 


 

ROLES AVAILABLE

Drew
Appealing, good guy rocker with great, easy comedic timing, a boyish charm, vulnerability and a very strong rock tenor voice.  Ability to play guitar.  Stage confidence is a must.  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.

Vocal Range:  Bb3 - G5 (strong pop/rock belt)
Audition Songs:  (1)  I Wanna Rock / (2)  High Enough / (3)  Oh, Sherrie / (4)  The Search is Over
Dance Requirement:  Intermediate ability required

Franz Klinemann
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 he changes and hilariously stands up to his father.  Strong vocals and strong comedic timing.  German accent.

Vocal Range:  Db3 - A4 / E5 in falsetto
Audition Song:  Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Dance Requirement:  Dance experience preferred

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.

Vocal Range:  Db3 - A4 / E5 in falsetto
Audition Song:  Keep On Loving You
Dance Requirement:  Can be taught

 

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.

Vocal Range:  Full voice to Bb4
Audition Song:  Beaver Hunt
Dance Requirement:  Can be taught

Justice
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.

Vocal Range:  G3 - E5 or higher
Audition Songs:  (1)  Harden My Heart / (2)  Shadows of the Night / (3)  Any Way You Want It
Dance Requirement:  Can be taught

 

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.  Confidence to interact directly with audience if required.

Vocal Range:  D3 - D5 (strong rock/pop tenor)
Audition Songs:  (1)  Can't Fight This Feeling / (2)  Noise
Dance Requirement:  Intermediate dance ability

Mayor / Ja'Keith
MAYOR:  (Male or female)  Mayor of West Hollywood who is faced with the decision to sell out to Hertz.  Strong vocals and comedic timing.

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 with lures Drew away from the Bourbon Room with a promise to make him a star.

Vocal Range:  D3 - B4
Audition Songs:  Any song from "Rock of Ages"
Dance Requirement:  Can be taught

 

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.

Vocal Range:  A3 - Eb5
Audition Songs:  (1)  We're Not Gonna Take It / (2)  We Built This City / (3)  Final Countdown
Dance Requirement:  Strong dance ability preferred

Sherrie
Fresh faced, innocent Mid-western girl.  Strong comedic timing, strong rock belt, good with harmony.  Good movement ability.  Stepping right off the bus into a new world to pursue her dreams of stardom, Sherrie meets Drew and they provide the 'love story' within the show.

Vocal Range:  G3 - F5 (strong pop/rock belt)
Audition Songs:  (1)  More Than Words / (2)  Waiting for a Girl Like You / (3)  I Wanna Know What Love Is / (4)  High Enough
Dance Requirement:  Strong ability required

 

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.

Vocal Range:  C3 - Eb5 (Dominant rock tenor)
Audition Songs:  (1)  Dead or Alive / (2)  I Wanna Know What Love Is / (3)  Cum On Feel the Noize
Dance Requirement:  Some dance ability required

 

Ensemble & Featured Roles
ALL ENSEMBLE:  Strong dance and vocal ability expected for all Ensemble members.

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.
FATHER:  Sherrie's conservative father who objects to Sherrie's move to LA.  Will also appear as a member of the Ensemble.  Strong vocals.
WAITRESS #1:  Featured singer.  Works with Sherrie.  Hilariously referred to as "Waitress #1" in show.  Strong vocals.  Will also be member of Ensemble.
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.

Audition Songs:  Any song from "Rock of Ages". 

 


 

 

For audition times or further information, please contact Merryn 

Text: 027 220 3144 or E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 


 

 

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