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Rock of Ages - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Rock of Ages

Chris D'Arienzo

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

7m, 10f

ISBN: DIG0000000014

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.

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Full Length Musical


Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Parody / Spoof

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1980s

Settings Of Play -

The Bourbon Room, Hollywood, CA


Opportunity for Spectacle


Mild Adult Themes


Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


Professional Theatre, Large Stage


From Broadway

Nominated for Five Tony Awards Including Best Musical!

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? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.

Rock of Ages is ready to rock WORLDWIDE!

Rock of Ages is ready to rock HIGH SCHOOLS!

To purchase the Original Broadway Cast Recording, click here

“A seriously silly, absurdly enjoyable arena-rock musical...the performances blend sincere conviction and knowing parody. I never would have guessed that wine coolers could age this well!” New York Times, Read More

“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.” – Variety, Read More

“Even doubters will be wiping tears from their Wayfarers. Rock of Ages is the power-ballad decade in all its glory, tricked out with big perms, bigger dreams, and the kind of operatic ecstasy you read about only in bathroom stalls.” – Entertainment Weekly, Read More


Get Ready to Rock!
by Courtney Kochuba
January 20, 2015

The Final Countdown: Samuel French Attends the ROCK OF AGES Closing Night Performance
by Amy Rose Marsh
January 23, 2015

How Rock of Ages Brought the Sunset Strip to Long Island
by Laura Paloti
June 30, 2015

How To Rock: Your Guide To Air Guitars, Shredded Jean & The Right Way to Head Bang
by Ashley Moniz
April 24, 2015

ROCK OF AGES Instagram Takeover!
by Courtney Kochuba
May 29, 2015

Rock of Ages opened on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 7 April 2009 and is currently playing at the Helen Hayes Theatre. As of 31 August 2014, it is the 30th longest running show with 2168 performances.

Listen to a Sample of the Samphony Tracks for ROCK OF AGES in the Media section.




7m, 10f



DREW - An appealing, good-guy rocker with great, easy comedic timing, a boyish charm, vulnerability and a very strong rock tenor voice. Drew works at the legendary Bourbon Room hoping and waiting for his dreams to come true. He finds an instant attraction to Sherrie, the beautiful new arrival from the Midwest, who encourages him to go after his dreams.
SHERRIE - Caucasian female, an in-shape, pretty, fresh faced, innocent Midwestern girl stepping right off the bus into a new world to pursue her dreams of stardom. Strong comedic timing, strong rock belt, good movement ability. Should be comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing.
LONNY - The narrator of the piece, charming, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality, a guy who would be fun to spend one drunken night with. Strong, honest comedic timing/improv skills and strong rock vocals.
DENNIS DUPREE - Classic stoner type guy who runs the famous Bourbon Room club. Torn about whether he should sell the club to Hertz, a German businessman. Very strong comedic timing. A laid back, easy going dude real dude. Bari-tenor rock vocals.
STACEE JAXX/FATHER - A sexy  rock star. Decided to leave his successful hair/metal-rock band to try it solo. Self important, confident intriguing in all the wrong ways, the ultimate bad boy; he is all about sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. Great strong comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice.
JUSTICE/MOTHER - African American female, strong presence, an easy sensuality about her,  once a performer, she now operates a strip club where Sherrie winds up working. Takes on the maternal role for the girls that work for her. Strong, soulful vocals and belt needed.
HERTZ KLINEMANN - An attractive older German male. Uptight, cold, intimidating businessman trying to buy up the Strip to develop it. The bad guy of the piece. Strong comedic timing and baritone vocals.
FRANZ KLINEMANN - Hertz’s son, young German male. Works for his father but not by choice. Pressured and intimidated by his father. Shy, gentle with a big heart. Strong vocals and comedic timing.
REGINA - A fun, hippie type, in shape, earthy girl who fights against the attempted take over of  The Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals and comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing.
MAYOR/JA'KEITH/ENSEMBLE - A strong character actor with good comedic timing to play numerous roles, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability.
JOEY PRIMO/ENSEMBLE - A young male with the rocker sensibility, strong rock tenor and strong/dance/movement ability, possible US for Drew/Stacee.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE - Three of the sexiest female singer/dancers around. Sassy, in shape, beautiful. Must be comfortable in very skimpy/sexy clothing. Strong dancers proficient in  jazz and modern,  comedic ability and strong rock vocals. Will US principal roles.
Rental Materials







1 Keyboard
17 Vocal/Chorus Books
20 Scripts
1 Data Disk (Containing Beaver Hunt Remix)

Guitar 1
Guitar 2

SFTracks Available (Additional Fee)

Song Samples

Just Like Paradise / Nothin' But A Good Time

Sister Christian

We Built This City / Too Much Time On My Hands

Heaven / More Than Words / To Be With You

Waiting For A Girl Like You

I Want To Know What Love Is

Cum On Feel The Noise / We're Not Gonna Take It (Reprise)

Harden My Heart / Shadows Of The Night

Here I Go Again

The Final Countdown

Any Way You Want It / I Wanna Rock (Reprise)

High Enough

I Hate Myself For Loving You / Heat Of The Moment

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Can't Fight This Feeling

Every Rose Has It's Thorn

Oh Sherrie

The Search Is Over

Finale: Don't Stop Believin'

Sample Track ROCK OF AGES Samphony

  • TV Promo - Rock of Ages

  • Opening Night - Rock of Ages

  • Here I Go Again - Rock of Ages

  • Rock of Ages Tony Awards Medley

  • Rock of Ages Across the Country

  • Fan Promo - Rock of Ages


Chris D'Arienzo

Chris created the five time Tony nominated musical “Rock Of Ages,” the 27th longest running show in Broadway history. Since itʼs inception, “Rock Of Ages” has employed nearly 4,000 people with productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, 3 National Tours, the West End, as well as productions in Australia, Scandinavia, Toronto, Tokyo, Korea, Philippines, Mexico, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and a home at the ... view full profile

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Kristine Klanderud 10/8/2016 2:28 PM
This has been the best show we've done in Guatemala City.  Great songs, funniest jokes, wonderful choreography.  Rock of Ages ROCKS!!!!!!!!!
Thomas weissgerber 4/10/2015 6:07 PM
This is a sure win for ALL theatres. I love the script as it is great for most venues! I love the music and how it will be familiar and memorable. This will be a GREAT NIGHT OF THEATRE! I like how it will attract a different group of theatre goers!!!!!! I sure hope we get the opportunity to showcase this title!!!!!!!  I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE SO MANY IDEAS FOR STAGING AND CHOREOGRAPHY!!!

Tomme Lynn Williams 3/26/2015 10:25 AM
Great!!! This musical obviously has all the potential to sell out houses and provide most venues the box office success that it garnered on Broadway. The libretto is fun and campy.

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