The summer season kicks off in a BIG way as Cygnet Theatre in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park kicks off their 17th season with the crowd-pleasing, Tony nominated musical Rock of Ages. The show runs July 2 – August 25th so there is plenty of time to experience the magic of the 80’s.
ROCK OF AGES which opened on Broadway in 2009 ran for a staggering six-years and now holds a spot in the Broadway history books as one of the Top 30 Longest-running Shows of All Time.
Fans of all ages will journey back to the sexy 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos, big guitar solos and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges the fashion of the 1980s and features some of the best rock hits from the time with music from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and many more. Adding to the nostaglia and escapism of the evening, patrons will be able to purchase a beer from Cygnet’s own Bourbon Club bar right on the stage!
Cast and Crew in Cygnet’s Rock of Ages
Our ambitious and sentimental young lovers Drew and Sherrie are played by New York native Rory Gilbert and San Diego staple Megan Carmitchel. The legendary Stacie Jaxx is Cygnet’s own legendary Bryan Banville. The rest of the uber-talented cast is comprised of rock-star singers, dancers and actors including Drew Bradford, Victor E. Chan, Berto Fernandez, Siri Hafso, Emma Nossal, Anise Ritchie, Tamara Sofia Rodriguez Mehl, John Rosen, Bailey Day Sonner, Zackary Scot Wolfe, and E.Y. Washington.
The creative team includes Patrick Marion as Music Director, Katie Banville as Choreographer and Sean Fanning as Set Designer. Amanda Zieve is Lighting Designer, TJ Fucella is Sound Designer and Blake McCarty is Projection Designer. Costumes are by Jennifer Brawn Gittings and Peter Herman will provide wigs and makeup. Bonnie Durben is Properties Designer, Craig Campbell will stage manage.
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in person at the box office located at 4040 Twiggs Street in San Diego Old Town Historic State Park, by calling 619-337-1525 or by visiting www.cygnettheatre.com. Children 15 and under receive half price tickets with each paid adult.
Previews begin: Tuesday, July 2
Press Opening: Saturday, July 6 at 8:00PM Closes: Sunday, August 25
Performance Schedule: Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30PM Friday at 8:00PM
Saturday at 3:00PM and 8:00PM Sunday at 2:00PM and 7:00PM
Cygnet Theatre Location
4040 Twiggs St. in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Parking at Cygnet Theatre
There is parking available throughout Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Street parking around the venue is also available.
Cygnet Season 2019 – 2020
The Virgin Trial (September 11 – October 6), The Last Five Years (October 23 – November 17), A Christmas Carol (November 27 – December 29), The Great Leap (January 22- February 16), La Cage Aux (March 11 – May 3), Two Trains Running (May 20 – June 14)