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Auditions: Monday, December 5, 7:00
Auditions: Monday, December 5, 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, December 6, 7:00 p.m.
Enter through the west “Stage Door” entrance and proceed to the check-in table.
Director: Kimberly Faith Hickman
Synopsis: Set in L.A.’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. Nominated for five Tony Awards, this smash-hit musical comedy is an arena-rock-n-roll love story told through the hits of the 1980s like “Sister Christian,” “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “Dead or Alive,” “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Here I Go Again,” “Don’t Stop Believing” and many more! Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! Contains mischievous behavior, suggestive and adult language and comedic reference to drug usage.
Roles: Seeking a diverse cast of ethnicities and genders! Due to adult content and humor, you must be at least 16 years old to audition.
From the Director / Choreographer regarding suggested audition material:
Rock of Ages is nothing but a good time! This musical contains popular music from the 1980s: Pat Benatar, Jon Bon Jovi, Warrant, REO Speedwagon, etc. Audition songs from pop / rock musicals (Heathers, American Idiot, Reefer Madness, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, etc.) or popular songs from the radio are preferred! Please avoid singing classical musical theatre for your audition (ex: Oklahoma!, Les Misérables). If you have not seen the film version of Rock of Ages, please do not watch it prior to your audition as it is very different from the stage version. Audition includes singing and dancing.
Cast of Characters
Sherrie – Midwestern girl next door who steps off the bus in Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of stardom. Actor should have strong comedic timing, strong rock belt, good movement ability and should be comfortable wearing tight or revealing clothing.
Drew – Good guy who works at the legendary Bourbon Room hoping and waiting for his dreams to come true. He finds instant chemistry with Sherrie who encourages him to go after his dreams. Actor should have strong comedic timing, boyish charm, vulnerability and strong rock tenor voice.
Lonny – The Narrator: charming, mischievous, welcoming, funny and vibrant. Actor should have strong comedic timing, great improv skills and strong rock vocals.
Dennis Dupree – A laid-back, classic stoner type of guy who runs the famous Bourbon Room club, and is torn about whether or not he should sell his club to “the man.” Actor should have strong comedic timing and bari-tenor rock vocals.
Stacee Jaxx / Father – A sexy rock star who decides to leave his successful hair-metal, rock band to become a solo-act. He is self-important and overly confident: the ultimate bad boy who is all about sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. Actor should have strong comedic timing, a rock tenor voice and should be comfortable wearing tight or revealing clothing.
Justice / Mother – Once a performer, she now operates a strip club where Sherrie winds up working. She takes on a maternal role for the girls that work for her. Actor should have strong stage presence, soulful vocals and a great “belt.”
Hertz Klinemann – He is an uptight, cold, intimidating, older German businessman who is trying to buy up the Sunset Strip and develop it into a strip mall. The “bad guy” of this story. Actor should have strong comedic timing and baritone vocals. This character has a German dialect. (Don’t worry! The show will have a dialect coach.)
Franz Klinemann – Hertz’s son who works for his father, but not by choice. Pressured and intimidated by his father, he is shy and gentle with a big heart. Actor should have strong vocals and comedic timing. This character has a German dialect. (Don’t worry! The show will have a dialect coach.)
Regina – She is a die-hard, enthusiastic activist who fights against the attempted takeover of the Sunset Strip. Actor should have very strong comedic timing and a strong “belt.” Actor playing this role will possibly be in the ensemble and should be comfortable wearing tight or revealing clothing.
Mayor / Ja’Keith / Ensemble – Male character actor with comedic timing to play numerous roles. Actor should have a strong, rock tenor voice, dance / movement ability and should be comfortable wearing tight or revealing clothing.
Joey Primo / Ensemble – Male character actor with comedic timing to play numerous roles. Actor should have a strong, rock tenor voice, dance / movement ability and should be comfortable wearing tight or revealing clothing.
Additional Ensemble – Females and males who are strong dancers / movers with strong comedic timing and strong vocals in the style of pop / rock. Actors should be comfortable wearing tight or revealing clothing.
What to Bring:
- Please come prepared with 16 bars of music prepared to sing. An accompanist will be provided.
- There will be a dance audition, pleased come dressed ready to move or bring a change of clothes with you. Boots, sandals, flip-flips, slick shoes, etc. should not be worn during the dance audition.
- You will be asked to fill out an audition form, please have all necessary contact information and personal schedules handy in order to complete the form.
- A recent photo if you have one available. Please note, photos will not be returned.
Show Dates: March 3 – April 2, 2017
Location: Omaha Community Playhouse | Hawks Mainstage Theatre | 6915 Cass Street |Omaha, NE 68132
Contact: For more information, contact Jeannine Robertson, email@example.com, at (402) 553-4890, ext. 164.
(Monday) 7:00 pm
Omaha Community Playhouse
6915 Cass St Omaha, NE 68132
Shelterbelt Theatre will hold auditions
Shelterbelt Theatre will hold auditions for the new musical, CATHERLAND by Becky Boesen and David von Kampen, Dec. 5 and 6 at 7pm at the theatre, 3225 California St. Roxanne Wach will direct and Peggy Holloway will music direct.
Those auditioning are asked to prepare 32 bars of a song of their choice, and one of the song selections from the musical posted at www.shelterbelt.org/audition-and-submissions. An accompanist will be provided. There will also be cold readings from the script.
Roles are available for 3 women and 3 men of various ages and vocal ranges. The show runs April 21-May 14, 2017, but there will be some workshopping prior to rehearsals starting (late January table read, music in February, tech rehearsal will be a Saturday, rather than Easter Sunday). More information at www.shelterbelt.org/audition-and-submissions, or email the director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Monday) 7:00 pm
3225 California St
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