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