ROCK OF AGES - Helen Hayes Auditions

Posted: February 18, 2014

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ROCK OF AGES - Equity Chorus Call / Singers

Scott Prisand, Janet Billig Rich and Hillary Weaver|New York, NY

Date of Audition:
3/10/2014


Call Type
Equity Chorus

Time(s)
Equity Chorus Call / Singers
Monday, March 10, 2014
10 AM - Equity female singers
2 PM - Equity male singers

Contract
Production (League)
$1807/week minimum

Location
Telsey + Company
315 West 43rd Street, 10th floor
New York, NY


Seeking
Equity singers who move for the ensemble in the currently running Broadway production.

Ensemble and swings will cover principal roles.

see breakdown

Preparation
Please prepare a brief 80’s Rock Ballad (for example, Styx, Whitesnake, Journey…) showing range. No Musical Theater songs please. Please bring sheet music and a photo/resume stapled together. A piano accompanist will be provided.

Other Dates

Casting: Telsey + Company, Tiffany Little Canfield, Rachel Hoffman, Justin Huff
Produced by: Matthew Weaver, Carl Levin, & Corner Store Entertainment
General Manager: Roy Gabay Theatrical Production and Management

Other
Currently running on Broadway in the Helen Hayes Theatre

Personnel
Featuring Music by Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Etc.
Book by: Chris D’Arienzo
Director: Kristin Hanggi
Choreographer: Kelly Devine
Musical Supervisor: Ethan Popp

· Chorus rules are in effect.

· A monitor will be provided.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

SINGERS WHO MOVE
Males and females, 18 – 40s. Seeking fantastic singers with a strong rock vocals. Should be strong movers/dancers. To play various characters in the ensemble and possibly understudy principal roles. We are seeking an ethnically diverse ensemble. All are encouraged to attend. ENSEMBLE

ENSEMBLE AND SWINGS WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPAL ROLES:

DREW DILLENBECK: A young (20’s), handsome rocker. He has great comedic timing and a strong rock tenor. Drew desperately wants to be a rocker, but works as a bar back at the famous “Rock of Ages” club on the Sunset Strip until his dreams, however unrealistic, come true. Any ethnicity. (PRINCIPAL)

SHERRIE CHRISTIAN: A young, (20’s), pretty Caucasian girl who has left her Midwestern family to pursue stardom in Los Angeles. She is innocent, naïve with great comedic timing. She has a strong rock vocal and terrific movement. (PRINCIPAL)

LONNY BARNETT: A middle-aged guy with very strong comedic timing and a commanding but comically strong rock vocal. Our narrator, he has a slightly unflattering appearance but doesn’t see it. Any ethnicity. (PRINCIPAL)

DENNIS DUPREE: An older (40’s) guy who runs the famous “Rock of Ages” club on the Sunset Strip. He is caught between a rock and a hard place when German business men pressure him to sell his club. He is possibly heavyset, with very strong comedic timing. Any ethnicity. (PRINCIPAL)

STACEE JAXX/ FATHER: A Rock Star. He is Middle-Aged, Caucasian and very sexy. He is at the top of his game and just left his very successful metal rock band to venture out on his own. He has very strong comedic timing and a strong rock voice. Arrogant and charming, his life is a merry-go-round of good old sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. This actor will also play Sherrie’s father. (PRINCIPAL)

JUSTICE CHARLIER/MOTHER: Justice is an older (40-50) commanding African-American woman who runs the strip club where Sherrie ends up when the going gets rough. She is sultry, maternal and a sexy madam with strong vocals and belt. This actress will also play Sherrie’s mother. (PRINCIPAL)

HERTZ KLINEMANN: He is an uptight, older (40-60) German business man who is looking to take over Sunset Strip. He is our villain and needs to have a commanding presence with strong comedic timing and vocals. He needs to have a good German accent. Caucasian. (PRINCIPAL)

FRANZ KLINEMANN: He is a young (20-30’s) foppish German who is pressured by his father to work for his business. He is small, shy with good vocals and strong comedic timing. (PRINCIPAL)

REGINA: She is a granola girl (20-40’s) who has strong comedic timing. She is a hilarious, tree-hugging fighter who will stop at nothing to protect the Sunset Strip. Any ethnicity. (PRINCIPAL)


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