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Rock of Ages: August 9 - September 1, 2019


So you want to be on stage?

Then come and join us for one of our auditions this season! The information below will be updated regularly with dates and times for both initial auditions and callbacks. And as we get closer, we'll also give you a sense of what you need to prepare - either a monologue or a short piece of music or some special skills that only you possess. We'll try to provide a list of roles that are available, so you know if there's something in the cast that's right for you, but it's always a good idea to read the play or listen to the soundtrack as well. Regardless, always bring a headshot or photograph of yourself, along with a theatrical resume, if you have one.  (please note, headshots and resumes become the property of the Players Guild Theatre and will not be returned).

AUDITION notice:

ROCK OF AGES: Auditions

Non-Equity, LIMITED PAID Roles Available


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Producing Artistic Director: Joshua Erichsen

Managing Director: Beth Knox

Resident Director: Jon Tisevich

Rehearsals begin Monday, July 1st, 2019. 

The production is scheduled to open August 9th and will run through September 1st; with performances on Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00PM, and Sundays @ 2:00PM. EXCEPTION, There will be 7:00PM AND 11:00PM performances on Saturday, August 31.


All roles are available. Please see the character breakdown below.

Please prepare 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre or pop/rock song that best shows off your vocal ability.  Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key, double sided, in a three ring binder. An accompanist will be provided.  In addition, please bring a current photo or headshot/resume if available.

Auditions are by appointment only.  Time slots available are as follows:  

Saturday, June 22nd: 2:00PM, 2:30PM, 3:00PM, 3:30PM, 6:00PM, 6:30PM, 7:00PM, 7:30PM

If you would like to audition, but are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the director at

Dance Callbacks will be held the afternoon of Sunday, June 23rd.

Principal Callbacks will be held the evening of Wednesday, June 26th.

Please make an appointment for an audition time by filling out the online audition form available HERE. Leave your name, age, phone number, and preferred half-hour time slot. If you have any questions, please contact:

The Players Guild Theatre is located in the Cultural Center for the Arts,1001 Market Ave North, Canton, OH 44702


*Drew (Male, ANY Ethnicity, 18-30) a young, handsome rocker with genuine vulnerability. Drew desperately wants to be a rocker, but works as a bar back at the famous Bourbon Room club on the Sunset Strip until his dreams, however unrealistic, come true; great comedic timing, strong rock tenor.

*Sherrie (Female, ANY Ethnicity, 18-30) a young, striking female who has left her Midwestern family to pursue stardom in Los Angeles. She is innocent, naïve with stars in her eyes.  Great comedic timing. Strong rock vocal/belt, and is a terrific mover.

*Lonny (Male, ANY Ethnicity, 30s-40s) very strong comedic timing and a commanding but comically strong rock vocal. Our narrator, he may have a slightly unflattering appearance Lonny doesn’t see it.

*Stacee Jaxx (Male, ANY Ethnicity, 20s-30s) sexy, stereotypical 80s rock star. He is at the top of his game and just left his very successful metal rock band to venture out on his own. He has very strong comedic timing and a strong rock voice. Arrogant and charming, his life is a merry-go-round of good old sex, drugs and rock-n-roll.

*Dennis Dupree (Male, ANY Ethnicity, 30s-50s) Strong comedic actor/singer. A past-his-prime hippie who has left his angst, health and good looks back in the 70s. He runs the famous Bourbon Room club on the Sunset Strip. He is caught between a rock and a hard place when German businessmen pressure him to sell his club.

*Justice Charlier (Female or Male, African American, 30-50s) a commanding woman who runs the ‘Gentelman’s club’ where Sherrie ends up when the going gets rough. She is sultry, maternal and a sexy madam with strong vocals and belt.

Hertz Klinemann (Male, ANY Ethnicity, 40-60s) an uptight, German businessman (must have good German accent) who is looking to take over Sunset Strip. He is our villain and needs to have a commanding presence with strong comedic timing and vocals

Franz Klinemann (Male, ANY Ethnicity, 20-30s) a foppish German who is pressured by his father to work for his business. Must have good German accent.) He is small, and shy. Good vocals and strong comedic timing

Regina (Female, ANY Ethnicity, 20-40s) a granola girl, who has strong comedic timing. She is a hilarious, tree-hugging fighter who will stop at nothing to protect the Sunset Strip. Strong singer.

Ensemble (Females and Males, ANY Ethnicity, 18-40s) Must be strong singers who are at home in ‘80s pop/rock stylings, must move very well. Will play multiple roles.

*Indicates a paid role.