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Rock of Ages (Middle School Edition) - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Rock of Ages (Middle School Edition)

Chris D'Arienzo

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

10m, 11f

ISBN: DIG0000000153

Rock of Ages (Middle School Edition) 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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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - 1980s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway



Is your middle school ready to rock? 
Rock of Ages (Middle School Edition) is now available for licensing!

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, Heavy Metal flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where legendary rocker Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and groupies line up for their chance at an autograph. 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 (MIDDLE SCHOOL EDITION) has been adapted by the author and iTheatrics to create a version ready for high schools. The unforgettable rock anthems have been adjusted for teen voices and some subject matter has been adjusted for appropriateness. Introduce your kids (and re-introduce the parents) to the face-melting, guitar anthems of the 1980's in this hit Broadway musical.


Characters

CASTING

10m, 11f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

Make sure your company knows that no role is small. Each performer will be called on to build the rockin’ world of Rock of Ages (Middle School Edition)!

CHORUS SIZE

Large

LONNY BARNETT - the dual role of omnipotent narrator and being the secondary male lead character within the story, with a storyline that includes a bro-mance with Dennis. He is a charming and funny guy who gets along with everyone. Cast an unflappable, magnetic performer with a strong tenor voice who can sing, act and has a great sense of humor.

JUSTICE CHARLIER-  Cast a strong young lady with a warm, nurturing nature and a rockin’ singing voice.  

DENNIS DUPREE - the owner of The Bourbon Room. He’s a bit older than the others and a little burnt out on the party scene. Cast someone with a big presence, strong acting skills and a good voice. Dennis should pair flawlessly with Lonny as the other half of their bro-mance. 

DREW BOLEY - “just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit” who moved to L.A. to rock. Unfortunately, every rocker has to do his time, so Drew barbacks just to make rent. While the music and setting of the show is pre-1980s, Drew is a classic musical theatre archetype – the nice guy with big dreams. The role requires an experienced performer with a solid tenor voice who can convey both a sweet, charming quality and fit the bill as a rocker.

SHERRIE CHRISTIAN- the female romantic lead and, like Drew, is a musical theatre archetype – a sweet, small-town girl moves to the city to pursue a brighter future.  She hopes to get her break in the acting business despite her parents’ obvious disapproval. This is a perfect role for a performer a strong voice and solid acting skills. She should also pair well with Drew.

HILDA KLINEMAN - a German real estate developer who has her eyes on turning the Sunset Strip into a strip mall. With her son Franz by her side, Hilda won’t take no for an answer. Cast a young lady with a strong speaking and singing voice who can make bold acting choices and has a great sense of comedic timing.

FRANZ KLINEMAN- the son of the overbearing Hilda, and he dreams of running a confectionary shop back in Hamburg.  Cast a young man with a sweet demeanor, a good singing voice and solid acting skills.

STACEE JAXX- the comedic villain of the show, is a bona fide rock star who doesn’t quite realize through his selfish and wild antics that he’s reached the peak of his career. Cast a charismatic performer with an excellent voice who can command the stage and make a self-absorbed rock star both villainous and hilarious.

CONSTANCE SACK- an inquisitive reporter who interviews Stacee Jaxx just as he’s about to part ways with his band. Cast a performer for this non-singing role who can infuse this curious reporter with energy and poise. 

JA'KEITH GILL- becomes Drew’s agent and in the process, destroys Drew’s rock star dreams by forcing Drew to join a boy band. This is a nice featured role that can be played by a male or female and requires reasonable acting and singing skills.

REGINA - A fun, hippie type, earthy girl who fights against the attempted takeover of The Sunset Strip.

FEATURED ENSEMBLE ROLES: PRE-SHOW ANNOUNCER, GIRL, THE BAND (LEAD GUITARIST, BASS, PIANO AND DRUMMER), MOTHER, FATHER, MAYOR, TOM, JERRY, MUGGER, WAITRESSES #1, #2 & #3, PROTESTERS #1, #2 & #3

ENSEMBLE: GROUPIES, FANS, CROWD, SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Pop/Rock

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Note: Applicants must select "Full Package" as their Arrangements option.

The Rock of Ages 101: Middle School Edition SHOW PACK INCLUDES:
1 Production Guide 
30 Student Scripts 
2 Piano/Conductor Scores 
Digital Resources 
Vocal Guide Tracks 
Performance Tracks
Choreography Media Disc
Song Samples

Noize / Paradise / Good Time

Sister Christian

We Built This City

Too Much Time

We're Not Gonna Take It

More Than Words / To Be With You / Heaven

Waiting for a Girl Like You

Dead or Alive

Feel the Noize

Harden My Heart / Shadows of the Night

The Final Countdown

Here I Go Again

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Oh Sherrie

The Search is Over

Don't Stop Believin'

Author
Chris D'Arienzo

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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