Rock of Ages
Leave the kids at home and relive the eighties with the loudest, proudest show of the season! It's the tail end of the big bad 1980's in Hollywood where the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strip's legendary venues, a place where heartthrob Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and eager groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amid the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to take the stage as the next mega-star, but his rock and roll dreams are about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another strip mall! Can Drew and his gang save the Strip before it s too late? Rock of Ages takes you back to the time of big bands, with big egos, playing big guitar solos. A Broadway musical featuring hits from Journey, Bon Jovi, Poison, Styx, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and others, Rock of Ages has it all.
Disclaimer: This is best enjoyed by teens & adults.
"As the show opens with blinding lights, shredding guitars and hammer-handed drumming, even nonbelievers may start inhaling the Aqua Net and embracing their inner rocker."
Drew - ROBERT COOK
Sherrie - CAITLIN SACKETT +
Lonny - DWIGHT L. TRICE JR
Dennis Dupree - BRIAN R. BAY +
Justice / Mother - SANDRA DAVIS
Stacee Jaxx / Father - ALEC OLWEEAN
Hertz Klinemann - JOSIAH J. BILDNER* +
Franz Klinemann - KEN HOLDA
Regina / Candi - SAM SLOTTOW +
Mayor / Patron / Ja' Keith - ROB JOLLIE +
Joey Primo - KYLE SPARKS +
Mugger / Patron / VIP / Cop - MICHAEL ANTHONY PERRIN*
Patron / Movie Producer / VIP / Cop - NICK ROGERS
Waitress #1 / Ambrosia - CARLEE STOKER +
Waitress / Destiny - MARY LANDREVILLE +
Waitress / Sapphire - SYDNEY LEWIS
Hooker / Constance Sack / Stylist - NIKKI DOBOS
Sexy Girl / Young Groupie - KAYLEE HOPWOOD* +
Light Board Operator
Sound Board Operator
* Denotes Civic Debut | + Denotes Academy of Theatre Arts Student
Director/Choreographer - NICKI POER
Musical Director - COURTNEY CARPENTER
Scenic Designer - KATIE TULIN
Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer - BARBARA B. MOELAART
Lighting & SoundDesigner - ANNMARIE MILLER
SFX Designer - CATHERINE PRATT
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Stage Manger - MIKE ARTIS
Friday, January 26th at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 27th at 7:30pm (Post Show Creative Conversation)
Sunday, January 28th at 2:00pm
Friday, February 2nd at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, February 3rd at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 4th at 2:00pm
Friday, February 9th at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 10th at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 11th at 2:00pm
Rock of Ages is a parody of 1980's heavy metal rockers and it does contain scenes of bawdy dancing, mischievous behavior, suggestive and adult language and comedic reference to drug usage and may be best enjoyed by older audiences who are prepared for the clever comedy behind the spirited rock ballads and energetic guitar solos.
Why We Chose This Show
Sometimes it's just fun to remember back to a meaningful time as we were growing up. However for some of us - that was during the 1980's, which had us wearing glittering spandex, big hair and mullets. Rock of Ages is a feel good fun musical tribute to youth, the fun of being carefree, and chasing your dreams. The joy of the show is not just its blend of sincere conviction and the rock anthems that will make you want to sing along, but the way it knowingly parodies the big hair, and big rock and roll of the 1980's.
Water-based haze, water-based smoke, flashing lights, type B laser and pyrotechnics may be used in this production.
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos Courtesy of Brian Wolfe(y)