Showcase Players Jr. – Rock of Ages
Showcase Players Jr. (6th – 8th)
Meets Wednesdays, starting August 16, 2023, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Rock of Ages – Fall 2023 Production
The musical has been condensed to a 60-minute runtime, the book has been adjusted for appropriate content, and the rock anthems adapted for teen voices, making it a fun, easy and cool introduction to acting and singing. This squeaky-clean adaptation of the rockin’ Broadway musical is everything teachers, parents and kids love: a boy-meets-girl classic story set to an exciting and fun 80s rock soundtrack. What could be better?
About the show
Set on L.A.’s famous Sunset Strip in 1987, Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, a city boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, who have both travelled to L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. This classic love story is set against the troubles at the Dupree Room, a “legendary temple of rock ‘n’ roll excellence” under threat by developers of being torn down and replaced with a strip mall. The threats of closure bring legendary rocker Stacee Jaxx to town, and an opportunity for Drew to chase his dream to rock out with the best.
Trouble brews as Drew abandons Sherrie for his dream of stardom, rock ‘n’ roll bad boy Stacee lures Sherrie away, and the Dupree Room is surrendered to developers. Can Drew and Sherrie rescue their love? And can the Dupree Room be saved before it’s too late?
Showcase Players Jr. is designed for middle school students with or without experience in theatre. Students will learn to work collaboratively, learn the art of stage character & development, choreography, voice projection while singing and speaking, props, and working with a set. They will learn body and spatial awareness on the stage as well as giving them the confidence and support to explore their talents. At the end of the program, students will showcase their new abilities on the stage.
Sibling discounts and multiple program discounts available. For information on scholarships and payment plans, please contact Academy Director, Danielle at Danielle@faopa.org. She can assist you with financial needs and questions.
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