July 2023

Rock of Ages

Big Hair

and Bigger Music

The Show

Rock of Ages by Chris D'Arienzo takes you back to the time of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and more.

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 'n' 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? This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and more.

Rock of Ages Cast

  • Lonny: Nathan Schreier
  • Dennis Dupree: Paul Wishard
  • Drew: Derek Flick
  • Sherrie: Maegan Detlefs
  • Father: Jonathan Tinsley
  • Mother: Becky Tinsley
  • Regina: Kaitlynn Thompson
  • Justice: Anna Robinson
  • Mayor: Clark Ott
  • Hertz Klinemann: Nathan Thompson
  • Franz Klinemann: Stephanie Bussiere
  • Stacee Jaxx: Jerry Kennedy
  • Ja'Keith: Chyann Cody
  • Joey Primo: Whitney Bridgers
  • Venus DJ/Rocker: Michael Meemken
  • Producer: Joel Edgar
  • Mugger/Riot Cop: Carston Sechser
  • Waitress #1: Hilary White
  • Constance: Heather Pittman
  • Protestor #1: Timothy Thompson
  • Protestor #2: Nyomi Woltkamp
  • Protestor #3: Brodie McNeese
  • Woman: Pasiensia Lockman
  • Bartender: Becca Lee
  • Guitarist: Cheyenne Pitt
  • Lead Guitarist: Taffy Anderson
  • Chorus: Stacy Collins

Rock of Ages Creative

  • Director/Sound: Derek Olson
  • Assistant Director: Toi Lyn Flick
  • Musical Director: Sharon Thompson
  • Producer: Derek Olson
  • Lights: Ariana Richter & Maddie Baldwin
  • Costume Work: Thebea Thomas
  • Set Building & Scene Painting: Shawn Collins & Chris White

ROCK OF AGES is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com

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