Rock of Ages
May 21-June 20, 2020
Thursday-Sunday plus Wednesday, June 17
Book by Chris D’ Arienzo
Arrangements and Orchestration by Ethan Popp
Directed by Shane Jensen
Choreographed by Pauline Lamb
All shows begin promptly at 8:30 pm
Rock of Ages takes you back to the times 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 others.
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 it’s too late?
Audition dates have been announced. Click here for details.
Shane is currently the Music Specialist for Baltimore County Public Schools. He returns to ASGT after music directing Chicago. He is ready to rock again and return to Rock of Ages! His directing credits include Heathers, Rock of Ages, [title of show], for which he was also musical director. He has also been musical director for many other shows over the years, including Carrie-the Musical, Young Frankenstein, Next to Normal, Jekyll and Hyde, Dogfight, Sondheim on Sondheim, The Addams Family, Spamalot, Bring It On, The Little Mermaid, Cats, Suessical, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, and many more.
Don’t Stop Believin’!
Check out this promotional video from The PIttsburgh CLO’s 2019 production of Rock of Ages:
Rock of Ages is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.