ROCK OF AGES

ROCK OF AGES

Thursday, 23 November 2017, to Saturday, 09 December 2017

23 November - 9 December 2017 

It is 1987, and the fabled West Hollywood club the Bourbon Room is the seedy, sordid, vibrant heart of the Sunset Strip. The music venue has seen better days, but as run by chilled-out former rock impresario Dennis Dupree and tended to by Dennis’s mischievous assistant Lonny, it is the essence of rock and roll. When bright-eyed young hopeful Sherrie Christian, a small-town girl who wants to make it as an actress, arrives in town, she bumps into Drew, a Bourbon Room busboy with dreams of rock and roll stardom. Love-struck Drew convinces Dennis to hire Sherrie and the stage seems set for their romance. But when the Mayor of West Hollywood, persuaded by a couple of scheming German real estate developers, announces his intention to demolish the Bourbon Room and the entire gritty Sunset Strip, the stakes are raised. Dennis convinces rock god Stacee Jaxx, lead singer of megaband Arsenal, to play the band’s last show at the Bourbon Room, hopeful that the money raised will stop the building from being demolished. But Stacee, a man of massive charisma and massive ego, leaves destruction in his wake, sleeping with Sherrie and getting knocked out by his own band before the concert is over. In the midst of violent anti-demolition protests, Sherrie flees to a nearby strip club and Drew falls into the clutches of a boy band. Who can save the Bourbon Room, the young lovers, and the feuding Germans? Only Lonny, the “dramatic conjurer”, knows for sure. ROCK OF AGES is a big, brash, energetic tribute to classic rock, to over-the-top ballads and fierce guitar, to the gritty glamour and rough energy of the Sunset Strip. This jukebox musical features ‘80s hits such as “We Built this City”, “I Wanna Rock”, “Can’t Fight This Feeling”, “Here I Go Again” and “Cum On Feel The Noize".

DIRECTOR - Phil Anstis
MUSICAL DIRECTOR - Michael Doody
CHOREOGRAPHER - Cara Hesselin

 

CAST

STACEE JAXX - Liam Taylor
SHERRIE CHRISTIAN - Riley Booth
DREW BOLEY - Tyrell Beck
JOEY PRIMO - Samuel Gordon
LONNY BARNETT - Nick Ross
DENNIS DUPREE - Gary Clark
REGINA McKAIG - Lorna Stanley
WAITRESS #1 - Ashleigh Blummont
SHERRIE'S MOTHER - Shayna Tweed
SHERRIE'S FATHER - Michael Doody
JUSTICE CHARLIER - Erica Ward
MAYOR/JA'KEITH GILL - Jacob McDonald
HERTZ KLINEMANN - Ben Pryor
FRANZ KLINEMANN - Jason Harkett
CONSTANCE SACK - Lottie Perry

DANCERS - Cara Hesselin, Paula Fredericks, Alex Hughes, Ruby Jamieson
ENSEMBLE - Nikora Lewis, Jayden Colban, Peta Lynch, Aiden Wilson

 

 

DINNER & SHOW
- at 6.30 p.m.

SHOW ONLY
- at 8.00 p.m.

 

 

DINNER MENU
(by HG Catering)

Mains
Ham off the bone
Beef Bourguignon with rice

Sides
Minted new season potatoes
Medley of seasonal vegetables

Salads
Caesar Salad - green salad with croutes and Caesar dressing
Crunchy coleslaw
Antipasto salad - bow tie pasta, roasted vegetables, feta cheese and pesto dressing
Raw Energy salad - beetroot with carrot, seeds and pomegranate dressing (v/gf)
Indian spiced cauliflower - chickpeas, baby spinach and a coconut yoghurt dressing (v/gf)

Desserts
Pavlova topped with seasonal fruit and lemon curd served with cream
Fresh fruit salad
Brownie served with berry sauce and yoghurt or cream

Performance Dates

Thursday, 23 November 2017 20:00
Friday, 24 November 2017 20:00
Saturday, 25 November 2017 20:00
Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:00
Friday, 01 December 2017 20:00
Saturday, 02 December 2017 20:00
Sunday, 03 December 2017 16:00
Thursday, 07 December 2017 20:00
Friday, 08 December 2017 20:00
Saturday, 09 December 2017 20:00

Abbey Musical Theatre Administration Office

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Phone (06) 355 0499  Fax (06) 353 0422  

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Abbey Musical Theatre Location

The Wallace Development Theatre
Centennial Drive, Palmerston North, New Zealand