ROCK OF AGES
MAY 10 (Tuesday),
MAY 11 (Wednesday)
CALLBACKS IF NEEDED ON THE 12TH, 2016
Any questions please email Jodie@lakeworthplayhouse.org
Auditions will be held on the mainstage of the playhouse and also in our rehearsal hall right next door. No appointment necessary, arrive in enough time to sign in and complete audition forms.
Please prepare a rock up tempo and ballad for auditions. Remember, Rock of Ages is a comedy set in the 80’s, you may choose a song from the show but it is not necessary. Find songs that will show off your vocal range. If you play guitar or bass, please bring it along so we can hear you play. Prepare a one minute comic monologue and be prepared to dance, this will be provided for you. You must have music accompaniment in order to audition, karaoke tracks are great or sheet music.
***if you cannot be present for auditions please send a video to Jodie@lakeworthplayhouse.org***
DIRECTED AND CHOREGRAPHY BY: MATTHEW BUFFALO
ASSITANT DIRECTOR: ERIC HARAZI
Matthew Buffalo is a passionate theatre performer and educator. He has spent over 15 years performing across the country; from the national tours of Fosse and Spirit of the Dance, to dancing with the New York Baroque Dance Company, as well as roles at the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Some of his favorite roles include: The Drowsy Chaperone (Man in Chair) , Driving Miss Daisy (Boolie), Forever Plaid (Smudge), Lend Me a Tenor (Max), Pump Boys and Dinettes (Jim), Fiddler on the Roof (Rabbi), An Ideal Husband (Lord Goring), Seussical (Cat), Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew Aguecheek). In addition to his love of performing, Matthew equally enjoys sharing his experience through directing, choreographing and teaching theatre. Matthew holds an M.F.A. (Acting) from Indiana University, a B.A. (Marketing) from Ouachita Baptist University, and is a Certified Movement Analyst in Laban Movement Analysis. He is a proud member of AEA.
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 its too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.
Please prepare two 16 bar cut of a rock and roll song; up-tempo and ballad, make sure it covers you vocal range and ability. If you play Guitar/bass please have it with you and be prepared to play. Also prepare a one minute monologue (comedy, this is not a drama), a dance will be provided for you so please have dress appropriately.
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.
SHERRIE – Caucasian female, 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.
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.
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.
STACEE JAXX/FATHER – 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.
JUSTICE/MOTHER – African American 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.
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.
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.
REGINA – A fun, hippie type, in shape, earthy girl who fights against the attempted takeover of The Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals and comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing.
MAYOR/JA’KEITH/ENSEMBLE – A strong character actor with good comedic timing to play numerous roles, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability.
JOEY PRIMO/ENSEMBLE – A young male with the rocker sensibility, strong rock tenor and strong/dance/movement ability, possible US for Drew/Stacee.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE – Three of the sexiest female singer/dancers around. Sassy, in shape, beautiful. Must be comfortable in very skimpy/sexy clothing. Strong dancers proficient in jazz and modern, comedic ability and strong rock vocals. Will US principal roles.