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Rock of Ages
It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net hairspray, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strip’s last legendary venues, "The Bourbon Room", a place where rock god and sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage, and groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. 

Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherrie, 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 mall.  The young would-be lovers chase their dreams, but a misunderstanding threatens to tear them apart.

Can Drew, Sherrie and the gang save the strip – and themselves – before it's too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Twisted Sister, REO Speedwagon, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.

Director:  Julian Batchelor
Musical Director:  Amanda Jenkins
Choreographer:  Shannon Hatchman

 

CAST LIST

LEAD CAST

DREW BOLEY - Aaron Wilson

SHERRIE CHRISTIAN – Courtney Josh

LONNY BARNETT - Daniel O'Connell

DENNIS DUPREE - Edward Mafi
STACEE JAXX - Dan Schneider
REGINA KOONTZ - Daniella Caruso

HERTZ KLINEMANN - Paul Adderley
FRANZ KLINEMANN - Samuel Chapman

JUSTICE CHARLIER - Julie Ryan

CONSTANCE / MOTHER - Hayley Newman

WAITRESS #1 - Bethany Simpson

MAYOR - Peter Sharratt

JOEY PRIMO / FATHER - Ryan Connell

JA’KEITH GILL - Chris Brennan


FEATURED DANCERS

Chris Brennan

Lexie Hatchman
Georgia Herbert

Jason Massey

Callum Platt

Tracy Reid

Adrianna Rossi

Nicole Shiels

Liberty Thirsk

 

ENSEMBLE

   

Oliver Becroft

Erin Faber

Jenny Morrison

Alyssa Simpson

Madalene Simpson

Samantha Wills

DREW BOLEY - Aaron Wilson

SHERRIE CHRISTIAN – Courtney Josh

ORCHESTRA ('Arsenal')

BASS - Amanda Jenkins
DRUMS -  Brendan Paul
GUITAR 1 - Ryan Sorensen
                  - Michael Brady

GUITAR 2 - Kai Ollmann

KEYS - Adam Foster

 

SONG LIST - BANDS & ARTISTS

ACT I

"Cum On Feel the Noize" - SLADE, QUIET RIOT

"Just Like Paradise” - DAVID LEE ROTH
"Nothin' but a Good Time" - POISON

"Sister Christian" - NIGHT RANGER

"We Built This City" - STARSHIP

"Too Much Time on My Hands" - STYX

"Heaven” - PLAIN JANE, WARRANT

"I Wanna Rock" - TWISTED SISTER

"We're Not Gonna Take It" - TWISTED SISTER
"More Than Words" - EXTREME

"To Be with You" - MR. BIG

"Waiting for a Girl Like You" - FOREIGNER

"Wanted Dead or Alive" - BON JOVI

"I Want to Know What Love Is" - FOREIGNER

"Cum On Feel the Noize" - SLADE, QUIET RIOT

"Harden My Heart" - QUARTERFLASH

"Shadows of the Night" - HELEN SCHNEIDER, RACHEL SWEET, PAT BENATAR

"Here I Go Again" - WHITESNAKE

ACT II

"The Final Countdown" - EUROPE

"We Built This City" - STARSHIP

"Any Way You Want It" - JOURNEY

"High Enough" - DAMN YANKEES
"Beaver Hunt" - DAVID GIBBS, CHRIS HARDWICK

"I Hate Myself for Loving You" - JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS

"Heat of the Moment" - ASIA

"Hit Me with Your Best Shot" - PAT BENATAR

"Can't Fight This Feeling" - REO SPEEDWAGON

"Every Rose Has Its Thorn" - POISON

"Keep On Loving You" - REO SPEEDWAGON

"Oh Sherrie" - STEVE PERRY

"The Search Is Over" - SURVIVOR

"Renegade" - STYX
"Don't Stop Believin' " - JOURNEY

 

PHOTOS: Lilli Waugh

Read the online Leader article here

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Listen to what our audience members thought of Rock of Ages at our opening weekend.

“Went to see ROCK OF AGES last night! Awesome! Cool, corny, crude and absolutely Hilarious!   Do yourself a favour, grab some mates and head on down to Rockdale Town Hall! Sing along (you’ll know all the songs) and enjoy the ride!”

"Had the pleasure of watching a brilliant performance of ROCK OF AGES at Rockdale Town Hall last night.
Was smiling and tapping my foot the entire time!"

"Superb, professional and convincing talent make this production that features ‘80’s rock songs, one not to miss.
Highly recommend!"

 

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- Watch cast interviews and rehearsal footage.

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Rock of Ages Rehearsals

CREDITS
Book by Chris D'Arienzo

Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan Popp

Licensed by arrangement with Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. Artwork designed by AKA NYC.

COLOUR PHOTOS: Kathryn Skelsey
B&W PHOTOS: Montana May Josh

IMAGES: Broadway production of Rock of Ages

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