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Rock of Ages

Feb 1 – Feb 24, 2019

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Book by Chris D'Arienzo
Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan Popp
Directed and Choreographed by Lisa Shriver

Wonderfully funny, occasionally zany, and riddled with scorching songs, Rock of Ages is an unforgettable ‘80s rock ballad blast that spent six years on Broadway as well as sold out productions around the world. Rock of Ages is the story of a small town girl and a city boy who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Styx, Whitesnake, Poison, Foreigner, Joan Jett, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and more. If you liked our production of Mamma Mia! you are going to LOVE our Rock of Ages.

“The most remarkable Broadway experience I’ve ever had!” – The Village Voice

“A seriously silly, absurdly enjoyable rock musical! About as guilty as pleasures get” – The New York Times

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Diana Huey and Galen Disston lead the cast of Rock of Ages. Huey, a Seattle native, returns to The 5th as Sherrie, after starring as Ariel in 2017's Disney's The Little Mermaid. Disston, making his theatrical debut in this production as Drew, is the lead singer of Seattle's soulful rock 'n' roll band Pickwick.

Book by Chris D'Arienzo
Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan Popp
Directed and Choregraphed by Lisa Shriver

Director/ChoreographerLisa Shriver

Music DirectorMatt Perri

Scenic DesignerMatthew Smucker

Costume Designer Cathy Hunt

Lighting DesignerElizabeth Harper

Sound Designers: David Partridge & John Shivers

Hair & Wig DesignerJason Goldsberry

Production Stage Manager: J.R. Welden

Rock of Ages Cast (click for bio):

NICHOLAS JAPAUL BERNARD

NICHOLAS JAPAUL BERNARD
Ja'Keith, Lonny Understudy, Ensemble

NICHOLAS JAPAUL BERNARD

NICHOLAS JAPAUL BERNARD
(Ja'Keith, Lonny Understudy, Ensemble)

Bernard is back like bra straps for his second consecutive show at The 5th. Black, queer, and disabled, Bernard hopes to make space for others like him within theater en masse. The 5th: Annie (Ensemble). Regional: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Hedwig).

KRISTIN BURCH

KRISTIN BURCH
Regina Understudy, Ensemble

KRISTIN BURCH

KRISTIN BURCH
(Regina Understudy, Ensemble)

Totally psyched to return to The 5th and be part of this rockin’ show! The 5th: Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mamma Mia!, The Little Mermaid, How to Succeed… Tour: The Little Mermaid (Andrina). International Tour: West Side Story (Anybodies). Many thanks to Lisa, Jesse, Matt, Bill, Bernie, and the rest of The 5th team! Love to Mom and Dad!

SARAH ROSE DAVIS

SARAH ROSE DAVIS
Sherrie Understudy, Ensemble

SARAH ROSE DAVIS

SARAH ROSE DAVIS
(Sherrie Understudy, Ensemble)

Davis starred last season as Linda Mason in Holiday Inn. This marks Davis’ 26th show at The 5th! Davis spent the last six months performing nightly at Can Can Culinary Cabaret in Pike Place Market. Thank you to The 5th, her parents, and Boo! SarahRoseDavis.com.

NICK DeSANTIS

NICK DeSANTIS
Hertz

NICK DeSANTIS

NICK DeSANTIS
(Hertz)

DeSantis has previously been seen onstage at The 5th in Sunday in the Park… (Franz), ELF (Mr. Greenway), The Music Man, Cinderella, and Assassins (The Proprietor). Other favorite roles include Hairspray (Edna), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), Les Miserables (Thenardier), and Christmas Martian #2 in Mrs. Pope’s third grade pageant. Love to Spanks, Kindy, and the Kids.

GALEN DISSTON

GALEN DISSTON
Drew

GALEN DISSTON

GALEN DISSTON
(Drew)

Rock of Ages is Disston’s theatrical debut. Disston is the lead singer of Seattle’s own soulful rock ‘n’ roll band Pickwick. Pickwick gained national notoriety with their 2013 debut record Can’t Talk Medicine. In 2017, Pickwick released their highly-anticipated follow up, Lovejoys.

ERIC DOBSON

ERIC DOBSON
Drew Understudy, Ensemble

ERIC DOBSON

ERIC DOBSON
(Drew Understudy, Ensemble)

Dobson is proud to debut at The 5th! “Rock ‘n’ Roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them." Regional: Village Theatre: Dreamgirls (Dave), Pump Boys and Dinettes (Jim/Jackson u/s). Cowabunga, dude! @TheEricDobson.

LAUREN DU PREE

LAUREN DU PREE
Justice/Mother Understudy, Ensemble

LAUREN DU PREE

LAUREN DU PREE
(Justice/Mother Understudy, Ensemble)

The 5th: Annie (Star-to-Be, Bonnie Boylan); Ragtime (Sarah’s Friend); The Pajama Game; Man of La Mancha (Antonia). Regional: Village Theatre: Dreamgirls (Deena), String (Lachesis), My Heart is The Drum (Kanika); Kennedy Center; Ford’s Theatre; Signature Theatre. TV: Biz Kid$. Instagram: @justdu_pree.

NIK HAGEN

NIK HAGEN
Franz

NIK HAGEN

NIK HAGEN
(Franz)

Hagen couldn’t be more excited to return to The 5th’s stage after Mamma Mia!, Holiday Inn, and How to Succeed…He has a BA in Theatre from Whitman College and has performed at Village Theatre, StageRIGHT, Can Can Cabaret, and will be returning to The 5th this summer in West Side Story. Find the closest person near you that you don’t know and say hello, they might need it. IG: @NikHagen.

DIANA HUEY

DIANA HUEY

DIANA HUEY

DIANA HUEY
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Huey is psyched to be back home at The 5th! 5th Avenue Theatre: The Little Mermaid (Ariel, Gregory Award); Jasper in Deadland; RENT; Mame; and AMT. Regional: Miss Saigon (Helen Hayes Award), ELF (Jovie), Xanadu (Kira), Spring Awakening (Wendla), Avenue Q (Christmas Eve), and James and the Giant Peach (Spider, original cast). Love to this company, her family (Happy 1st Birthday, Cassian!), Andy, and YOU for being here! @DianaHuey.

JASON KAPPUS

JASON KAPPUS
Joey Primo, Stacee/Father Understudy, Ensemble

JASON KAPPUS

JASON KAPPUS
(Joey Primo, Stacee/Father Understudy, Ensemble)

Kappus happily returns to Seattle and The 5th (West Side Story, Catch Me…) after a nine-year adventure through Broadway (American Idiot), Vegas (Jersey Boys), and national tours (Legally Blonde, Jersey Boys). Next, catch Kappus as Elvis in Million Dollar Quartet at Village Theatre! Love to Loni, Bubs, and Neemers.

FELICIA LOUD

FELICIA LOUD
Justice/Mother

FELICIA LOUD

FELICIA LOUD
(Justice/Mother)

Loud is pleased to be making her debut in Rock of Ages at The 5th. Additional credits include: nominated for her solo performance in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (ArtsWest); Pullman Porter Blues (Seattle Repertory Theatre); and her solo piece Simply Me (Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute). Music: Ill-Us-Trait Live Sessions coming March 2019. BlackStaxMusic.com. Love to Family, Mom, and Adillia.

TRINA MILLS

TRINA MILLS
Ensemble

TRINA MILLS

TRINA MILLS
(Ensemble)

From Seattle, Mills earned her BA in acting from Western Washington University. The 5th selected: A Chorus Line (Sheila), West Side Story (Velma), How to Succeed… (Miss Krumholtz), ELF (Shawanda). Regional: Asolo Repertor, Evita; The MUNY, Jersey Boys. All my love to Josh!

BRANDON O'NEILL

BRANDON O'NEILL
Stacee Jaxx/Father

BRANDON O'NEILL

BRANDON O'NEILL
(Stacee Jaxx/Father)

Select 5th Avenue Theatre: Hunchback, Carousel, Pirates of Penzance, RENT, Guys and Dolls, Candide, Miss Saigon. Broadway: Aladdin (Original Broadway Cast), A Bronx Tale (first replacement), Voice of Cave of Wonders worldwide. Select regional: Oslo, Pride & Prejudice, A View from the Bridge, Assassins, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Beatsville, Beatrice and Benedict, Sondheim at the Pops, Peter and the Starcatcher. 2018 ACT Theatre Core Company, Uldren Sov in Bungie’s Destiny. @brandonactor. Brandon-ONeill.com.

RICHARD PEACOCK

RICHARD PEACOCK
Mayor, Hertz Understudy, Dennis Understudy, Ensemble

RICHARD PEACOCK

RICHARD PEACOCK
(Mayor, Hertz Understudy, Dennis Understudy, Ensemble)

Peacock is stoked to be back at The 5th! Favorite 5th Avenue Theatre credits include: Hunchback (Asst. Choreographer/Dance Capt.); Kiss Me, Kate (Hortensio); A Chorus Line (Richie Walters); and Ragtime (Coalhouse’s Friend). Find him on Instagram: richpea252.

SARA PORKALOB

SARA PORKALOB
Regina

SARA PORKALOB

SARA PORKALOB
(Regina)

This is Porkalob’s 5th Avenue Theatre debut. She is an award-winning artist activist and performs, directs, and writes for stages all over Seattle. In March, American Repertory Theatre will produce Dragon Lady and Dragon Mama, two plays in her family trilogy The Dragon Cycle. In July, Nordo’s Culinarium will produce her new musical, 7th and Jackson, inspired by the rich history of Seattle’s International District. SaraPorkalob.com.

DANE STOKINGER

DANE STOKINGER
Lonny

DANE STOKINGER

DANE STOKINGER
(Lonny)

At The 5th: Annie (Rooster), Hunchback (Clopin), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis), A Christmas Story (Old Man), Monty Python’s Spamalot! (Lancelot). SCT: Wizard of Oz (Tin Man), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Caractacus Potts). Village Theatre: Full Monty (Jerry), Trails (Mike), No Way to Treat a Lady (Morris Brummell). Love to Jess.

MICKEY THOMAS

MICKEY THOMAS
Dennis

MICKEY THOMAS

MICKEY THOMAS
(Dennis)

Thomas is the owner of the soaring voice that propelled Starship through the decades of the 80s and 90s. With his soulful and compelling vocals, Thomas has established himself as one of rock music’s most recognizable stars. Thomas made his mark in 1976 as lead vocalist on the mega-hit “Fooled Around and Fell In Love” with The Elvin Bishop Band. In 1979, Thomas joined Jefferson Starship as lead vocalist, after the departure of Grace Slick and Marty Balin. Backed by the power of Thomas’s vocals, Jefferson Starship immediately scored a #1 hit with “Jane.” With this new sound and powerful new vocals, the group was renamed Starship and continued to record an amazing string of hits including “No Way Out,” “We Built This City,” “Sara,” and an Oscar nomination for the #1 hit “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” from the movie Mannequin.

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages is a “jukebox musical” with a score of songs from some of the 1980s most popular bands (Styx, Whitesnake, Poison, Starship, Foreigner, Joan Jett, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and more). Its story is set in and around the LA Sunset Strip in the mid to late eighties and concerns aspiring rocker Drew; innocent aspiring actress turned stripper Sherrie; Lonny and Dennis, who work at the Bourbon Room rock club; Hertz and Franz, German developers who want to destroy the strip and create a clean, pure, and efficient environment free of rock; Regina, a city planner who wants to stop them and save the strip; Stacee, a rock star; and Justice, who runs a nearby strip joint.

Rock of Ages contains strong language and adult themes. It should be pointed out that the show’s depiction of heavy metal culture is done with affectionate humor and irony (tongue firmly in cheek). (Sample: the pre-show announcement informs us that “flash photography and recording devices are strictly prohibited. Unless, of course, you are really, really hot and willing to show us your breasts. Furthermore, all cell phones should be turned off, text messaging makes you look like a douchebag, and if you have one of those ‘blue tooth’ things in your ear . . . Please. Come on. You look like a dick.”)

Rock of Ages may not be suitable for all audience members, and theatergoers may continue reading the following guidelines for more specific information.

** Please be advised: The following contains plot spoilers.

Adult Language:

Rock of Ages contains extensive use of strong language, including the “f” word. A few vulgar expressions, such as “shit” or “crap” are used frequently, as a a couple of  “goddams,” one “Jesus!” and “Christ!” and several “hells” and “damns.” The characters are creative with insults, calling each other “asshole,” “dickweed” and “dicklickers.”

A fictional rock band is said to be called "Concrete Ballz." A novice songwriter, trying to write a love song, sings, "I wanna make boobies hard!" and "she was reachin' for my sack!"

Violence:

A character confesses to having once “shivved a guy for talking shit about Kip Winger.” Sherrie is knocked down and her purse is snatched on her first day in Los Angeles. Stacee and his guitarist get in a shoving match and then Stacee is hit in the head with the guitar.

Regina and her protesters attempt to block the developers from demolishing the Bourbon Room; they are beaten in slow motion by the police. Later Regina douses herself with gasoline and threatens to set herself on fire in protest.

Sherrie performs an exotic dance for a rocker who rejected her and takes her revenge by knocking him out.

Drugs/Alcohol:

The show’s narrator Lonny announces that LA in the 80s was a “majestic acidwash epicenter. If you had a dream, a 5th of Jack, and a decent amount of hair, there was nowhere else to be.”

Two characters are seen sharing a joint; another is seen running down the streets with his pants down (there is no nudity), claiming he is “high." When Dennis is discouraged at the prospect of losing his club, Lonny encourages him to “Chew a prozac!”

Lonnie addresses the audience: “Ever listen to Warrant’s ‘Cherry Pie’ after speed-balling two grams of crystal meth and a six-pack diet Shasta? Rip your goddamn heart out.”

Drew brings Sherrie a six pack of wine coolers (Stacee grabs them).

Regina confesses she once jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge as a protest to legalize pot.

A depressed Hertz is seen on the street drinking from a bottle of whisky.

Sexual References:

Rock of Ages contains quite a few sexual references, some more explicit than others. 

Innocent Sherrie Christian arrives in LA hoping to make it as an actress; she is startled and excited by the people she encounters on the Sunset Strip, including a hooker. When Sherrie picks up a “lucky penny,” the boys at the Bourbon Room notice her “flawless behind,” and Dennis changes his mind about hiring her.

Dennis observes that Stacee should agree to perform because “he still owes me from that hotel incident with the cool whip and the baby llama.” Later he will blackmail Stacee to accept his offer to host the group’s last gig: “Remember when you teabagged that baby llama?” 

Sherrie is considering auditioning for a film called “Encino Hot Tub Police,” but she is unsure what is meant by “suggested fellatio,” thinking it means she needs to work on an accent.

A character uses “I have an enormous penis” to test a microphone before auditions take place at the club. 

On their first date, Sherrie is shy and Drew says there’s no pressure – they are just two friends. Sherrie agrees. Lonnie, eavesdropping, winces at the mistake and observes that the inner Sherrie feels very differently in a fantasy sequence. We see Sherrie suddenly become her sexed-up inner self and, through choreography, suggests her sexual attraction to Drew (“You’re so good / when we make love it’s understood”) but then the fantasy ends and she becomes innocent Sherrie again.

Stacee’s band hates him, Lonny admits. “But stars are undeniable. Like herpes.”

Stacee meets Sherrie and invites her into the men’s bathroom “where we can talk about our dreams and feelings and shit.” He rips off her shirt as they sing, “I want to know what love is,” and carries her into a bathroom stall. Asked by the waitress, Sherrie says it was “magical.” “His hands?” “Magical!” “What about his . . . “ “Smaller than I thought, but magical.”

Lonny announces the intermission (“All right, go get more drinks!”) and addresses a woman in the audience: “You, my dressing room.  Two minutes!”

A predatory movie producer asks Sherrie, now a stripper, to meet him at his beach house, saying he sees “Molly Ringwald” potential in her. Sherrie, skeptical, says, “You got that from a ‘two for one’ lapdance?”

At the Strip Club, Stacee addresses a dancer named Candi: “Come here, you sexy little poptart!  How much does two hundred bucks get me?” He is startled when Candi replies “in an alarming man’s voice”: “Two hundred bucks basically gets you four dances and a full release.”