AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: ROCK OF AGES
Written by: Chris D’Arienzo
Direction: Rico Santiago
Choreography: Courtney Daniels
Music Direction: Trisha Dennis
Preliminary Auditions: June 12 @ 7:00pm
Callbacks: June 14 @ 7:00pm, by invitation only
Rehearsals: Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings beginning July 9th
Performance Dates: September 8, 9 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24
The Ritz Theatre Company is currently seeking a diverse, non-union cast of adult actors (18+ only) for our upcoming production of ROCK OF AGES.
For the preliminary audition, actors should prepare a 16-32 bar cut of an 80’s rock song. Feel free to sing from the show as well. An accompanist will be provided. There will be no MP3 or a Capella singing. Please dress to move as there will be a dance call.
Sex, drugs, and rock and roll! These three things were the mantra of a generation, but will this rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale come to an end when a developer threatens to replace the legendary Bourbon Room with a capitalist strip mall? With music from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, REO Speedwagon, and more, this show is sure to transport you directly back to the 1980s!
DREW: an appealing, good-guy rocker, with great, easy comic timing. A boyish charm, vulnerability and a very strong rock tenor voice. (Vocal range: Bb3-D5)
SHERRIE: an 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 movement ability. (Vocal range: G3-F5)
LONNY: The narrator of the piece, charming, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality, a guy who would be fun to spend one drunken night with. Strong, honest comedic timing/improv skills and strong rock vocals. (Vocal range: D3-D5)
DENNIS DUPREE: classic stoner type guy who runs the Bourbon Room club. Torn about whether he should sell the club to Hertz, a German businessman. Very strong comedic timing. Bari-tenor rock vocals. (Vocal range: D3-G4)
STACEE JAXX: 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 comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice. (Vocal range: C3-Eb5)
JUSTICE. Female, strong presence, an easy sensuality about her, once a performer, she 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)
HERTZ KLINEMANN: 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. (Vocal range: F3-G#4)
FRANZ KLINEMANN: 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. (Vocal range: Db3-E5)
REGINA: A fun, hippie type, in shape, earthy girl who fights against the attempted takeover of the Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals. (Vocal range: A3-Eb5)
MAYOR/JA’KEITH: Strong character actor with good comedic timing to play numerous roles, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability. (Vocal range D3-B4)
JOEY PRIMO: A young man with the rocker sensibility, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability.
Please send an email containing your headshot and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “ROCK OF AGES” by Friday, June 9th at 5:00pm