Rock of Ages

July 13-28, 2018

 ” an ambitious endeavor for a community theater….Perfectly cast by director Dan Rowlands, all ensemble and principals are excellent.”
Craig Thronton, WWNY TV
Rock of Ages is a perfect melding of venue and material, taking advantage of the unique quality of the storefront theater…their commitment is palpable and the enthusiasm is contagious.”
Len Fonte,
“Rowlands, long known as one of the most innovative directors at Central New York Playhouse (such as Macbeth done as The Godfather), surprises by having some players appear against type and finds newcomers for tricky, demanding roles. He has a useful ally in producer Kathy Burke Egloff, and a strong team with music director Abel Searor, choreographer Sami Conter Hoerner and costumer Kate Kisselstein. “
James Mackillop, Syracuse Newtimes

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri, and the gang save the strip–and themselves–before it’s too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.


  Drew Boley – Tyler Ianuzi
Sherrie Christian – Hali Greenhouse
Stacee Jaxx – Derek Potocki
Lonny Barnett – Josh Taylor
Dennis Dupree – Christopher Lupia
Regina Koontz – Sabrina Becker
Franz Klinemann – Cole LaVenture
Hertz Klinemann – Eric Feldstein
Justice Charlier – Kristina Abbott
Waitress #1 – Anna Sanzone
Joey Primo – Hunter Powell
Father – Derek Potocki
Mother – Kristina Abbott
Jakeith – Chris Toia
Constance – Jodi Halczyn
Mayor – Eric Ziegler
Sleazy Producer – Christopher James Lupia
Ensemble – Gianna Borello, Mia Degironimo, Jodi Halczyn, Piper Markowski, Tobias Martin, Morgan Williamson

Production Team

Director: Dan Rowlands
Producer: Kathy Egloff
Asst Director/Stage Manager: Kristina Rusho
Music Director: Abel Searor
Assistant Music Director: Harry Lumb
Choreographer: Sami Conter Hoerner
Costumes: Kate Kisselstein
Lighting Design: Liam Fitzpatrick
Scenic Design: Dan Rowlands & Christopher Lupia
Sound Design: Dan Rowlands & Robert G. Searle
Props: Crystal Rowlands