Hickory – The Hickory Community Theatre has just announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Rock Of Ages. Performances begin on January 20, 2023 and continue through February 4 in the Jeffers Theatre.
A scrappy blend of 1980s nostalgia and legit rock musicianship, Rock Of Ages is a jukebox musical by Chris D’Arienzo that tells the story of a small-town girl, a city boy, and a rock ‘n’ roll romance on the Sunset Strip. But when the bar where rock reigns supreme is set to be demolished, it’s up to these wannabe rockers and their band of friends to save the day — and the music. Rock Of Ages’ electric score features all your favorite ’80s rock anthems and power ballads, including “Every Rose has Its Thorn,” “I Wanna Know What Love is,” “Here I Go Again,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” and more.
The creative and production team responsible for bringing this hair metal, power ballad powerhouse to life are directors Jennifer Canterbury and Eric Seale, musical director Branden Nuhfer and choreographer Sonya Briggs.
The principal cast off Rock Of Ages features Daniel Lung as Lonny, Lucas Devore as Drew and Lark Bodnar as Sherrie Christian. Supporting roles are filled by Jeff Hatley as Dennis Dupree, Bethany Spears as Regina, Mark Alton Rose as Hertz Klinemann, Iris DeWitt as Justice Charlier, Michael Navarro as Stacee Jaxx, and Ethan Fite as Franz Klinemann. In featured role are Jill Roberts as The Mayor, Jairo Pereira as Ja’Keith, Zak Parton as Joey Primo and Sierra Doyle-Rios as Waitress #1. The multitude of ensemble roles are played by Holli Armstrong, Donnie Ray Banks, Cristin Billingsley, Autumn Bolton, Ashlen Cheers, Joy Cook, Alissa Corey, Brian Nuhfer, Manisha Parekh, Clam Sepulveda, Katie Stone and Lucy Weaver.
Performances of Rock Of Ages are January 20 through February 4 in the Jeffers Theatre. Tickets for all performances are $16 for adults and $10 for youth and students. For tickets visit hickorytheatre.org or call the box office at 828-328-2283.
The HCT’s 74th season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive, Sunbelt Xpress and Frye Regional Medical Center. HCT is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. ROCK OF AGES is produced by Alex Lee, Inc.