EPAC is proud to kick off its 2024 season with Rock of Ages! This electrifying musical takes you back to the outrageous 1980s on the legendary Sunset Strip, where dreams come alive through rock ‘n’ roll. Join Sherrie and Drew as they chase fame, love, and the magic of the era’s biggest hits from bands like Journey and Bon Jovi, and all-time hit songs like “We Built This City,” “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” and “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” With a mix of romance, comedy, and high-energy performances, Rock of Ages is a must-see spectacle that will have you dancing in your seat and singing along all night long.
Please be aware that the rehearsal process for Rock of Ages will begin in late January for approximately five weeks ahead of dress/tech week.
Directed by Bobby Checchia | Choreographed by Joshua William Green
Please prepare a 1-2 minute song, as well as a monologue no longer than one minute. Please bring your own sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided, or bring a device you can play an instrumental track from, as that will not be provided.
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Auditions: December 12th & 13th from 6:00PM-9:30PM
Callbacks: December 17th (by invitation only)
DREW: Male, 20s (Vocal Range: Bb3-D5) An appealing, good-guy rocker with great boyish charm and vulnerability. Drew works as a bar back 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. Easy comedic timing and a very strong rock tenor voice.
SHERRIE: Female, 20s (Vocal Range: G3-F5) An in-shape, pretty, fresh faced, innocent Midwestern girl stepping right off the bus into a new world to pursue her dreams of stardom in LA. Strong comedic timing, strong rock belt, good movement ability. Must be comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing.
LONNY: Male, late 20s – 40s (Vocal Range: D3-D5) The narrator of the piece; charming, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality. A guy who would be fun to spend one drunken night with. A slightly unflattering appearance but doesn’t see it. Strong, honest comedic timing/improv skills and strong rock vocals.
DENNIS DUPREE: Male, 30s – 40s (Vocal Range: D3-G4) Classic stoner type guy who runs the famous Bourbon Room club on the Sunset Strip. Torn about whether he should sell the club to Hertz, a German businessman. A laid back, easy-going, dude’s real dude. Very strong comedic timing and Bari-tenor rock vocals.
STACEE JAXX/FATHER: Male, 30s – 40s (Vocal Range: C3-Eb5) An oversexed, sexy rock star. He is at the top of his game and just left his very successful metal rock band to venture out on his own. Arrogant and charming, his life is a merry-go-round of good old sex, drugs and rock- n-roll. Very strong comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice.
JUSTICE/MOTHER: Female, 40s – 50s (Vocal Range: G3-Db5) African American female, commanding 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. She is sultry, maternal and a sexy madam. Strong, soulful vocals and belt needed.
HERTZ KLINEMANN: Male, 40s – 60s (Vocal Range: F3-G#4) An attractive older German gentleman. Uptight, cold, intimidating businessman trying to buy up the Strip to develop it. He is our villain and needs to have a commanding presence with strong comedic timing and baritone vocals. Must have a good German accent.
FRANZ KLINEMANN: Male, 20s -30s (Vocal Range: Db3-E5) Hertz’s foppish 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. Must have a good German accent.
REGINA: Female, 20s – 30s (Vocal Range: A3-Eb5) A fun, hippie type, in shape, tree-hugging fighter who will stop at nothing to protect the Sunset Strip. Strong comedic timing and belt vocals. Must be comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing. MAYOR/JA’KEITH/ENSEMBLE: Male, 20s – 40s A strong character actor with good comedic timing to play numerous roles, in shape, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability.
JOEY PRIMO/ENSEMBLE: Male, 20s – 40s A young male with the rocker sensibility, in shape, strong rock tenor and strong/dance/movement ability.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE: (3) Females, late teens-40s Three of the sexiest female singer/dancers around. Sassy, in shape, beautiful. Play various characters in the ensemble. Strong dancers proficient in jazz and modern, comedic ability and strong rock vocals. Pole dancing skills a plus. Must be comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing.