After a hectic but fun audition day earlier this month, we are proud to announce our cast for Rock of Ages, the first production in the Koorliny Arts Centre and Kwinana Industries Council 2018 Performance Season.
Drew – Matthew Arnold
Sherrie – Katie E Williams
Stacee Jaxx – Tate Bennett
Dennis Dupree – Gareth Jay
Lonny – Timothy How
Regina – Molly Earnshaw
Franz – Max Gipson
Hertz – Grant O’Neil
Justice – Vikki Walker
Ensemble: Alex Thorburn, Chelsea Lawrence, Diana Moss, Dylan Dorotich, Elise Giaimo, Ellis R. Kinnear, Eloise May Kirk, Georgia McGivern, Grace Nicole, Julian Williams, Leigh Hunter, Mariano Petrone, Michelle Giaimo, Oliver Clare, Ruth Bennett, Shell Italiano, Shona Schütz and Wyatt Gordon.
Director: Stephen Carr
Musical Director: Kate McIntosh
Choreographers: Allen Blachford and Claire Ball-Matthews
Assist Director: Rachel Monamy
Congratulations to our cast, and we are looking forward to having these rock gods at Koorliny over the next five months!
Rock of Ages is a rock/jukebox musical, with a book by Chris D’Arienzo, built around classic rock songs from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of that decade. The musical features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Europe among other well-known rock bands.
Director Steve Carr said: “This is the music I grew up with, the rock of the ’80s. I remember my first tape I bought was Poison. Yes, tapes … So when I found out there was a musical based around the music I grew up on I couldn’t think of a better fit for my personality.”