April 13-May 29, 2022
Bring Your Group

Relive some of the biggest, baddest rock songs of all time including “Just Like Paradise,” “Sister Christian,” “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,”  “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and a whole lot more. 

ASL AND OPEN/CLOSED CAPTION INFO
Directed by Amber Mak. Book by Chris D’Arienzo. Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan Popp.
Are you ready to rock… like, really rock?!

Nominated for five Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Rock of Ages will take you back into the iconic music era of the 80s, where rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality — and you can be in the front row to watch it all come to life..

Just a small-town girl with Hollywood dreams meets a big-city boy chasing his rock-star fantasies on the infamous sunset strip in L.A. With the historic Bourbon Room as the backdrop, their love story unfolds right where the biggest names in rock got their start — all told through the mind-blowing hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Poison and more.

Go back to when rock was king, and every song was a kingmaker. Relive some of the biggest, baddest rock songs of all time including “Just Like Paradise,” “Sister Christian,” “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,”  “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and a whole lot more.  

This 10th anniversary show will be one for the ages that will have you singing “Here I Go Again.”

DIRECTOR’S NOTES

We began auditioning for this show in February 2020, as Rock of Ages was slated to open the 10th Broadway series season for Paramount. By April 2020 we had moved casting the show to virtual auditions, as we held out hope to find a way to still open up in September 2020. By June, that hope had faded. Reality set in, and many of us in the live entertainment profession grappled with trying to figure out what to do, as our careers that defined so much of our identity ceased to exist. We were the first industry to be shut down, and we would be the last to recover. Since the set for the show was already designed and could be built safely, the scene shop completed the build and stored the set as we all waited to find out when the show would be rescheduled to open.

This show continued to get postponed as the company of actors, designers and musicians awaited confirmation of new dates. I had no idea, when we finally got the green light for production to begin again, who from the original company would be available or have interest in still doing the show still. Two years later, I am beyond grateful and humble to have the majority of this original cast and design team united to finally rock it out.

This show has been on my bucket list to be involved with since I first saw it when I was living in NYC and would use my outdated student ID to snag a $25 ticket to the show. As a self-proclaimed rule follower, this show allowed me to indulge in my fantasies and alter-ego of being a spontaneous, care-free rocker and groupie. So now, I invite you to leave the heaviness of the world and the crazy ride we have been on for the past two years behind. Get a drink. Don’t think, and escape to the Sunset Strip of LA in the ‘80s where big hair and rock ruled. Get ready to have nothin’ but a good time. Let’s Rock, Aurora!

-Amber Mak

 

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Meet the Team

Cast

Melody A. Betts *

Justice/Mother

previously in The Secret of My Success

Shea Coffman *

Lonny

making Paramount Theatre debut

Taylor DiTola

Sherrie

making Paramount Theatre debut

Nick Druzbanski

Franz

Previously in Groundhog Day, Kinky Boots and Beauty and the Beast

Michael Ehlers *

Hertz

previously in Legally Blonde, Elf, The Little Mermaid, Hairspray, Newsies, and Rock of Ages

Carisa Gonzalez

Regina

previously in Kinky Boots, Rock of Ages, Groundhog Day and The Secret of My Success

Karl Hamilton *

Dennis

previously in Groundhog Day

Kieran McCabe *

Drew

making Paramount Theatre debut

Josh Scholl *

Stacee Jax/Father

making Paramount Theatre debut

Lexie Bailey

Mayor, Ensemble

Previously in Rock of Ages

Max J. Cervantes

Ensemble

previously in Groundhog Day and Cinderella

Maeve Cosgriffe

Ensemble

making Paramount Theatre debut

Shantel Cribbs *

Reporter, Ensemble

Previously in Rock of Ages

Andres J. DeLeon

Ensemble

previously in Rock of Ages and Groundhog Day

Alley Ellis

Waitress, Ensemble

making Paramount Theatre debut

Michael Ferraro *

Drew (at certain performances), Ensemble

previously in Mamma Mia!

Paige Hauer

Ensemble

making Paramount Theatre debut

Christopher John Kelley *

Ensemble

previously in Cinderella, Kinky Boots, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, The Producers and The Wizard of Oz

Maggie Malaney

Ensemble

Previously in Rock of Ages

Trey Mendlik

Ensemble

making Paramount Theatre debut

David Sajewich *

Joey Primo, Ensemble

previously in Fiddler on the Roof

Charlie Ward *

Sleazy Producer, Ensemble

previously in The Secret of My Success, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid

Natalie Welch

Young Groupie, Ensemble

previously in Cinderella

Travis Austin Wright *

Ja’Keith Gill, Strip Club DJ, Ensemble

previously in The Secret of My Success, Newsies and The Wizard of Oz

Artistic Team

Amber Mak

Director & Co-Choreographer

Annie Jo Fischer

Co-Choreographer

Kory Danielson

Music Director

Jeffrey D. Kmiec

Scenic Designer

Theresa Ham

Costume Designer

Greg Hofmann

Lighting Designer

Adam Rosenthal

Sound Designer

Mike Tutaj

Projection Designer

Katie Cordts

Wig, Hair & Makeup Designer

Jesse Gaffney

Properties Designer

Ethan Deppe

Electronic Music Designer

Jerry Galante

Fight Director

Susan Gosdick

Dialect Coach

Maegan Burnell *

Stage Manager

Mary Zanger *

Assistant Stage Manager

Sara Reinecke *

Associate Director

Charlie Ward

Associate Choreographer

Kara Kesselring

Conductor & Associate Music Director

Kailey Rockwell

Associate Conductor

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)

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