Auditions for Rock of Ages

Auditions will be held at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, 4111 Connecticut Street, St. Louis 63116. Street parking is available on Oak Hill Avenue or Connecticut, or in the church lot on Connecticut. Enter through red doors on Oak Hill Avenue (follow the signs).

Auditions are by appointment only. Please choose one of the three audition blocks:

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018: Group 1 – 1:30-3:15 PM
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018: Group 2 – 3:30-5:15 PM
  • Monday, March 5, 2018: Group 3 – 6:30-8:15 PM

Performance dates are June 29–July 1 (Sunday matinee) and July 5–7, 2018.

The casting for Take Two shows is very competitive, but we do everything we can to make auditions fun and stress-free. We’ve been there! Just relax and show us what you’ve got. We want you to do your best.

Please prepare at least TWO songs from the lists below, and review all music in your category if possible. You do not need to prepare any other musical selections. If there are both female and male parts in a song, you will sing both parts as if performing a solo (changing pronouns as needed).

Men: Waiting For A Girl Like You / Hit Me With Your Best Shot / Dead or Alive / Keep on Lovin' You

Women: Shadows of the Night / High Enough / Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Come dressed for a dance audition.

Bring your calendar so you can provide us with all of your conflicts. Having conflicts will not necessarily rule anyone out – however, it’s imperative to know those conflicts from day one.  

Resumes and headshots are helpful, but not required.

Come to auditions at least 15-30 minutes before your scheduled time so you can complete the necessary paperwork. Typically our auditions run very quickly, and sometimes ahead of schedule. You are welcome to come early, and if there are cancellations or no-shows we will work you in early.

Don’t be late. If you’re late, you may have to wait until there is time in the schedule to audition. If we’re completely booked, you may not get to audition at all. We can’t make any exceptions.

Auditionees under the age of 18 are required to bring a parent with them to auditions. If cast, you will need a parent’s permission to participate in the production. Parents may be required to attend some meetings/rehearsals.

All performers being called back will receive an email if an email address is provided (if not, they will receive a phone call). Not being called back does not necessarily mean you are not being considered for a role, it just means those casting the show don’t need to see anything further.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

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, 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, earthy girl who fights against the attempted takeover 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.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE - Three of the sexiest female singer/dancers around. Sassy, beautiful. Must be comfortable in very skimpy/sexy clothing. Strong dancers proficient in jazz and modern, comedic ability and strong rock vocals.

Good luck!

Take Two Productions is a community, non-equity, non-paying theatre group.