Rock of Ages

jul 15 - aug 7, 2016
Book by Chris D'Arienzo
Performance Times:
7:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday; 2:00 PM Sunday
Run Time:
2 hours 15 minutes including 15-minute intermission
Theatre:
Mainstage

Are you ready to rock your way through the summer with the cast of Rock of Ages?!

Drew is a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit. Sherrie is a small-town girl. Both are in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big. But the rock ‘n’ roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Sunset Strip into a strip mall. Can Drew, Sherrie, and the gang save the Strip – and themselves – before it’s too late? Only the music of hit ’80s bands holds the answer.

It’s the musical that will have you on your feet, singing along to the ’80s hair band classics! The lights, shredding guitars, and hammering drums are enough to make a rocker out of anyone!

Awards and Nominations

  • 2009 Tony Award® Best Musical nominee

Show Advisory

Teens and adults, for sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll content

Learn more about the show

Samuel French licensing
Wikipedia
Official Show Site

Sponsored by:

Drew
Andrew Rubenbauer
Sherrie
Hannah Stibbe
Lonny
Andrew Overton
Dennis Dupree
Rocco Contini
Stacee Jaxx
Zander Morales
Regina
Miranda Luze
Hertz Klinemann
Douglas Cochrane
Franz Klinemann
Demarius Fisher
Justice
Julia Mahlstadt
Father (u/s Lonny, Dennis, Stacee)
Austen Naggatz
Mother (u/s Justice)
Allissa Magill
Mayor (u/s Hertz)
Jason Ehlenfeldt
Waitress #1 (u/s Regina)
Samantha Gatwood
Ja'Keith
Allissa Magill
Joey Primo (u/s Drew, Lonny)
Colby Jones
Constance (u/s Ja'Keith)
Kyndra Lundquist
Candi
Austen Naggatz
Sleazy and Even Sleazier Producer
Mary Chase
Sapphire
Erin Besser
Destiny (u/s Sherrie)
Alli Heckart
Angel (u/s Regina)
Samantha Gatwood
Producer
Nick Black
Guitarist
Nick Black
Lead Guitarist (u/s Joey)
Ryan Besser

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: July 15, 2017
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents “Rock of Ages”  
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “Rock of Ages,” July 15-Aug. 7, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. “Rock of Ages” is sponsored by Cognizant.

Are you ready to rock your way through the summer with the cast of “Rock of Ages?”

Drew (Andrew Rubenbauer) is a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit. Sherrie (Hannah Stibbe) is a small-town girl. Both are in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big. But the rock ‘n’ roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Sunset Strip into a strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri, and the gang save the Strip – and themselves – before it’s too late? Only the music of hit ’80s bands holds the answer.

It’s the musical that will have you on your feet, singing along to classic hair band hits! The lights, shredding guitars, and hammering drums are enough to make a rocker out of anyone!

The Playhouse cast includes Erin Besser, Ryan Besser, Nick Black,  Mary Chase, Douglas Cochrane, Rocco Contini, Jason Ehlenfeldt, Demarius Fisher, Samantha Gatwood, Alli Heckart, Colby Jones, Kyndra Lundquist, Miranda Luze, Allissa Magill, Julia Mahlstadt, Zander Morales, Austen Naggatz, and Andrew Overton. “Rock of Ages” is directed and choreographed by Karla Kash, with musical direction by Andrew Ryker.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and “Rock of Ages,” contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

 

“Rock of Ages” Performances: July 15-Aug. 7, 2016
7:30 PM Wednesday-Saturday
2:00 PM Sunday

“Rock of Ages” Tickets
Ticket prices start at $25
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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Zander Morales is Stacee Jaxx in “Rock of Ages,” July 15-Aug. 7, 2016, atthe Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

“Rock of Ages,” July 15-Aug. 7, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, features (clockwise from left) Andrew Rubenbauer as Drew, Hannah Stibbe as Sherrie, Rocco Contini as Dennis Dupree, Andrew Overton as Lonny, and Zander Morales as Stacee Jaxx. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

“Rock of Ages,” July 15-Aug. 7, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, features (left to right) Zander Morales as Stacee Jaxx, Andrew Overton as Lonny (on top of bar), Andrew Rubenbauer as Drew, Hannah Stibbe as Sherrie, and Rocco Contini as Dennis Dupree. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

“Rock of Ages,” July 15-Aug. 7, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, features (left to right) Hannah Stibbe as Sherrie, Zander Morales as Stacee Jaxx, Andrew Rubenbauer as Drew, and Andrew Overton as Lonny. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Andrew Rubenbauer is Drew, Hannah Stibbe is Sherrie, and Zander Morales is Stacee Jaxx in”Rock of Ages,” July 15-Aug. 7, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

“Rock of Ages,” July 15-Aug. 7, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, features (left to right) Rocco Contini as Dennis Dupree, Hannah Stibbe as Sherrie, Zander Morales as Stacee Jaxx, and Andrew Rubenbauer as Drew. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Hannah Stibbe is Sherrie and Andrew Rubenbauer is Drew in “Rock of Ages,” July 15-Aug. 7, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

“Rock of Ages,” July 15-Aug. 7, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, features (left to right) Rocco Contini as Dennis Dupree, Hannah Stibbe as Sherrie, Zander Morales as Stacee Jaxx, Andrew Rubenbauer as Drew, and Andrew Overton as Lonny. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Hannah Stibbe is Sherrie and Zander Morales is Stacee Jaxx in”Rock of Ages,” July 15-Aug. 7, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Hannah Stibbe is Sherrie and Andrew Rubenbauer is Drew in “Rock of Ages,” July 15-Aug. 7, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

“Rock of Ages,” July 15-Aug. 7, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse