Rock of Ages – Postponed til 2021

Rock of Ages – Postponed

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, We have made the difficult decision to remove Rock of Ages from our 2020 season lineup.

We are so impressed with this show, the cast, and the team putting Rock of Ages together and after consulting with the show’s production/artistic team, we have invited everyone to come back to present Rock of Ages as the first show of our 2021 season!

May 21-June 20, 2020
Thursday-Sunday plus Wednesday, June 17

Book by Chris D’ Arienzo
Arrangements and Orchestration by Ethan Popp

Directed & Music Directed by Shane Jensen
Choreography by Pauline Lamb

All shows begin promptly at 8:30 pm

The Show

Are you ready to play air guitar, wave your lighter in the air, and jump like David Lee Roth?

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party is raging. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strip’s last legendary venues—a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and 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 with stars in her eyes. But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers reveal their 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?

Rock of Ages is a seriously silly, absurdly enjoyable arena-rock musical with big bands, big guitar solos, and even bigger hair! This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including REO Speedwagon, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and more.
Rated PG-13 (for mild adult themes, suggestive dancing, and some language)

The Director

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’!

Cast

  • Sherrie – Lindsey Litka
  • Drew – Matty Montes
  • Dennis – Brandon Deitrick
  • Lonnie – Christian Gonzales
  • Regina – Caitlyn McClellan
  • Franz – Andrew Gordon
  • Hertz – Giles Kyser
  • Stacee Jaxx – Ryan Gallucci
  • Justice – TBD
  • Constance/Venus Dancer – Amanda Cimaglia
  • Venus Dancer – Meghan McCarthy
  • Venus Dancer – Debra Kidwell
  • Waitress #1/ Venus Dancer – Tia Silver
  • Venus Dancer – Kaitlyn Arnold
  • Ensemble
    • Ashley DiLernia
    • Cameron Walker
    • Jorge Rodriguez
    • Jessica Padgett
    • Karah Parks

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.