Rock of Ages Character Breakdown

Character Age Range:
Drew: 18-29
Sherrie: 18-29
Lonny: 30-49
Dennis Dupree: 40-49
Stacee Jaxx 25-39
Justice Charlier: 40-50
Hertz Klinemann:  40-60
Franz Klinemann: 18-30
Regina: 20-40
Ensemble: 18-49

DREW - An appealing, good-guy rocker with great, easy comedic timing, a boyish charm, and vulnerability. Drew works at the legendary Bourbon Room in LA, 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. Vocal: strong rock tenor voice; RANGE: (Bb3 – D5)

SHERRIE - Female, fresh-faced, innocent Midwestern girl stepping right off the bus into a new world to pursue her dreams of stardom. Strong comedic timing, good danceability. Must be comfortable in revealing clothing. Vocal: strong rock belt; RANGE: (G3 – F5)

LONNY - The narrator of the piece, charming, funny, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality, someone who would be fun to spend one crazy night with. Strong and honest with comedic timing/improv skills. Vocal: strong rock voice; RANGE: (D3 – D5)

DENNIS DUPREE - Classic stoner type guy, a former rocker who runs the famous Bourbon Room club. Torn about whether he should sell the club to Hertz, a German businessman. Very strong comedic timing needed. A laid back, easy going dude. Vocal: Bari-tenor rock; RANGE: (D3 – A4)

STACEE JAXX - A charismatic rock star. Decided to leave his successful hair/metal-rock band to try it solo. Very self-important, overconfident and intriguing in all the wrong ways, the ultimate bad boy; he is all about rock-n-roll and its benefits. Must be comfortable in revealing clothing. Vocal: strong rock tenor; RANGE: (C3 – Eb5)

REGINA - A former, hippie earthy girl turned militant protester who fights against the attempted takeover of The Sunset Strip. Strong comedic timing. Vocal: rock belt; RANGE: (A3 – Eb5)

HERTZ KLINEMANN - Male with a German accent. Uptight, cold, intimidating businessman trying to buy up the Sunset Strip to develop it. The “villain” of the piece. Strong comedic timing. Vocal: baritone; RANGE: (F3 – A4)

FRANZ KLINEMANN - Hertz’ foppish, flamboyant German son, works for his father, but not by choice. Pressured and intimidated by his father. Shy, gentle with a big heart. Over the course of the show, he changes and stands up to his father. Strong comedic timing, German accent. Vocal: strong vocals; RANGE: (Db3 – A4; E5 in falsetto)

JUSTICE - female, strong presence, an easy sensuality about her, once a performer, she now operates a gentlemen’s club where Sherrie winds up working. Maternal figure with street smarts. Vocal: strong, soulful, belt voice; RANGE: (G3 – E5)

ENSEMBLE - (Male/Female) - This is a strong ensemble piece with many featured players. The Ensemble plays a variety of roles including rockers, dancers, bourbon room patrons, waitresses, waiters, bartenders, church choir, groupies, backup singers, riot police, homeless, protesters, rock video MTV dancers, etc. Most must be comfortable in revealing clothing. All should have strong rock voices with comedic ability.