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College Production Steps Up

Our College Production Rock of Ages (High School Edition) stepped up to the next level on Tuesday when cast members had their first costume and makeup session. After rehearsing hard through Term 1, the excitement is building and the performances are in sight – Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June in Ulumbarra Theatre. Tickets will go on sale soon.

Chris Pedler from the Bendigo Advertiser recently visited to talk to some of the crew:

About the Show

‘Rock of Ages’ takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others.

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, Heavy Metal flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where legendary rocker Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and groupies line up for their chance at an autograph. 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.

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo
Tickets on sale soon: Adults $30; Student/Concession $23; Family of 4 $80; Family of 5 $90

Catherine McAuley College presents
By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
Book by Chris D’Arienzo
Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan Popp
Artwork designed by AKA NYC