Auditions

AUDITIONS for ROCK OF AGES
Book by Christopher D’Arienzo
Music & Lyrics by A Bunch of F*#@!ing Face Melting 80’s Bands
Produced by Seacoast Repertory Theatre
Directed & designed by The Mad Men Of Oopsy Daisy Inc!
WHEN: Saturday, February 25th 6:00pm-10:00pm 
CALLBACKS: Monday, February 27th 6:00pm-10:00pm 
WHERE: Portsmouth Public Media, 280 Marcy St. Portsmouth, NH03801
REHEARSALS: Begin Monday April 3rd and will be a combination ofweekday evenings and weekend day/evenings.
PRODUCTION DATES: May 4th-28th
Seacoast Repertory Theatre is seeking 17-20 versatile and dynamic singing/dancing/actors for our upcoming production of ROCK OF AGES. Auditions are open to AEA and Non-AEA. Actors of all ages, sizes, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Auditions are by appointment only. Please email auditions@seacoastrep.org to schedule an appointment. Please be sure that “ROCK OF AGES” is in the subject line.
Please bring a headshot, resume, and a completed audition form to your audition appointment and arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Audition forms will be provided via email prior to auditions.
Actors should prepare a song from or in the style of the show (80s hair band rock) – that showcases range, electricity and strong “rock vocal” capabilities.
There will be a dance call at the callbacks so please come prepared for movement.
Video submissions will be accepted.
This is a paid position.
Please note: all roles are open.
Synopsis
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, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as 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, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.
Character Descriptions
Cast size 17-20 – requiring a physically and energetically demanding ensemble with many costumes changes, dance routines and exhaustive stretches of strong rock singing.
DREW – An appealing, good-guy rocker with great, easy comedictiming, a boyish charm, vulnerability and a very strong rock tenor voice. 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-D5)
SHERRIE – Caucasian female, a pretty, fresh faced, innocentMidwestern 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. Should be comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing. (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 famousBourbon Room club. Torn about whether he should sell the club to Hertz, a German businessman. Very strong comedic timing. A laid back, easy going real dude. Bari-tenor rock vocals. (Vocal Range: D3-G4)
STACEE JAXX/FATHER – A sexy rock star. Decided to leave hissuccessful 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 strong comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice. (Vocal Range: C3-Eb5)
JUSTICE/MOTHER – African American female/female impersonator, 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 forhis 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, earthy girl who fights against theattempted take over of The Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals and comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing. (Vocal Range: A3-Eb5)
MAYOR/JA’KEITH/ENSEMBLE – A strong character actor with good comedic timing to play numerous roles, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability. (Vocal Range: D3-84)
JOEY PRIMO/ENSEMBLE – A young male with the rocker sensibility, strong rock tenor and strong/dance/movement ability.
ENSEMBLE – A gaggle of the sassiest male/female singer/dancersaround to play a vast variety of characters. Must be comfortable in very skimpy/sexy clothing. Strong dancers with comedic ability and strong rock vocals.