2016-2017 Season

Rock of Ages | September 2 - September 25

Book by Chris D'Arienzo - Music by A Bunch of Sweet 80s Bands


​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 Strip's last legendary venues.  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.


Rated: T for Teens and Above 

Playhouse Merced presents Rock of Ages | photos by Shawn Overton

Directed by Rob Hypes

Musical Direction by Darrel Lingenfelter


Eva Peron: Rachel Pearre

Che: GB Blackmon III

Peron: Joel Scott Shade

Magaldi/Ensemble: Jesse Stofle

Mistress/Ensemble: Elina Sahagun


Amy Cook

Bridget Mitchell

Jessica Dimpel

Casie Bonstein

Sally Soberanes

Sara Sweatt

Stephanie Rogers

Emmaleigh Irish

Johanna Rhoades

Alejandro Arellano

Baylor Browning

Bill Cook

Chris Espinoza

Chris Ingle

Matt Capron

Nathaniel Drennen

Stephen Mouillesseaux

Jeshamon Volkerts


Claudette Asenjo

Cossette Asenjo

Jade Seymour

Spencer Brown

Nathaniel Alvarez



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