Rock of Ages for Allegro

December 19, 2016 | By | Reply More

Company seek production team

Allegro the amateur musicals company, has announced that it will be staging Chris D’Arienzo’s rock/jukebox musical: Rock of Ages at the Church Hill Theatre in the Autumn of 2017.

The company has also put out a call for a Director, a Musical Director and a Choreographer for the production, which will run from Tuesday 31 October to Saturday 4 November, with rehearsals set to start in late May.

Formed in 1977, the company brings a consistent level of quality to the stage, with strong success for recent productions of Sunshine on Leith (2016), Loserville (2015), Our House (2014), Sweet Charity (2013) and The Wedding Singer (2012).

Applicants for the roles of director, MD and choreographer should email their CVs and any questions to info@allegromusical.co.uk  with a deadline of Friday 6 January 2017. They should be available for interview in the weeks commencing 9, 16 or 23 January 2017.

Applicants for MD will need to provide a budget for the composition of the band if they are invited to interview, while applicants for the role of choreographer who are invited for interview should be able to provide material which provides an example of any previous work as choreographer.

glam metal

Built around the soft rock, the power ballads and the pomp anthems of 1980s glam metal, the musical originally opened in Los Angeles in 2006, eventually arriving to Broadway in 2009, where it ran for over 2,300 performances before closing in 2015.

The book follows the boy-meets-girl formula between waiter and aspiring rocker Drew and waitress and aspiring actress Sherrie, with added convolutions around attempts by city developers to clean-up the Sunset Strip and close down the club where they work. A production toured to the Playhouse in 2014.

Dates for auditions will be announced at a later date, with rehearsals expected to start in late May/early June. Rehearsal nights will be on Mondays and Thursdays at Bruntsfield Evangelical Church, Bruntsfield.

Links:

Contact Allegro/apply for Director/MD/Choreographer roles:  info@allegromusical.co.uk .

Allegro website: http://allegromusical.co.uk
Allegro on Facebook: AllegroMusical
Allegro on Twitter: @allegro_edin

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