Rock of Ages Auditions

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Director: Scott Bradley
Assistant Director / Choreographer: Kai Mann-Robertson
Musical Director: William Conway
Vocal Director: Andrew Perry
Stage Manager: Courtney McCullough
Producers: Josh McInnes and Mark Crick

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?

Audition Dates:

Sunday 23rd July from 6:00pm
Monday 24th July from 7:30pm
Wednesday 26th July from 7:30pm

Dance Call and Callbacks: Sunday 30th July from 11:30am

Auditions will be held at the Altona Theatre (115 Civic Parade, next to the Altona Civic Centre)

Dance call and callback will be held at MDX (1 Akuna Dr, Williamstown North VIC 3016)

Rehearsals will commence Thursday 3rd August 2017.
Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights (7.30pm – 10.00pm) and on Sunday afternoons (5.00pm – 10.00pm).
Rehearsals will be held at the Altona Theatre (115 Civic Parade, next to the Altona Civic Centre).

Age Restriction: The minimum age for auditionees is 16 as at 3rd August 2017.

Performances will run from October 6th – 21st 2017 at the Altona Theatre.

To book an audition please click here and fill out the form.

Audition Requirements

Vocal:

You will be required to prepare TWO songs. One rock theatre song and any other rock song you like so long as it is in the style of the show.
Please consider the style of the show and the character(s) you are auditioning for when choosing a song
CD/MP3 backing tracks are allowed – we’ll have a CD/MP3 player you can use. Please ensure that you use a track with no (lead) vocals – recordings with vocals will not be accepted. Alternatively, you can bring sheet music and our multi-talented piano player will play it for you. The sheet music must be in the desired key (we will not transpose), and please write in any slight edits you may need.
Please note that a’capella singing will not be accepted.

Dance:

A compulsory dance call will be held on Sunday 30th of July. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear (no open toe shoes are allowed on stage).

Lastly:

Don’t be nervous – we will try and make the process as enjoyable as possible. Relax. Enjoy. Don’t worry if you mess up we want to see what you CAN do, and we will conveniently ignore any mistakes you make. PS Learn your song off by heart! Extra points are always awarded for people who are prepared!

Character Descriptions

DREW - An appealing, good-guy rocker with great, easy comedic timing, 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.
Male (Vocal Range: Bb3-D5)

SHERRIE - Caucasian female, an in-shape, pretty, fresh faced, 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. Should be comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing.
Female (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.
Male (Vocal Range: D3-D5)

DENNIS DUPREE - Classic stoner type guy who runs the famous Bourbon Room club. Torn about whether he should sell the club to Hertz, a German businessman. Very strong comedic timing. A laid back, easy going dude real dude. Bari-tenor rock vocals.
Male (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 strong comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice.
Male (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.
Female (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.
Male (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.
Male (Vocal Range: Db3-E5)

REGINA - A fun, hippie type, in shape, earthy girl who fights against the attempted take over of The Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals and comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing.
Female (Vocal Range: A3-Eb5)

MALE ENSEMBLE - To be bar patrons and protesters. Strong rock vocals. Some will also double as Father, Mayor, Joey Primo and Ja’Keith.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE - To also be bar patrons and protesters. Strong rock vocals also needed. Some may will also double as Mother and the most important role of the show Waitress No 1. Could also double as Venus Club Ladies.

VENUS “GENTLEMEN’S” CLUB - Sassy and in shape. Must be comfortable in very skimpy/sexy clothing. Strong dancers proficient in jazz and modern, comedic ability and strong rock vocals. Could also double as Female ensemble.

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