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Rock of Ages at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

May 8, 2024

Book by Chris D’Arienzo
Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan Popp
May 8 - June 1, 2024
St Jacobs Country Playhouse

Waterloo, ON - The St Jacobs Country Playhouse 2024 Season launches on May 8 with a fan favourite, Rock of Ages. Go back in time with this ’80s hard rock musical which has big chords, big hair and an even bigger heart! After a sold-out run in Grand Bend in 2023, the music that ignited a generation is now rocking St. Jacobs!

“Rock of Ages is a goofy tribute to the ‘80s hard rock scene – it’s packed with incredible classic rock tunes, fun characters and some hilarious, adult comedy that epitomizes the hard-living lifestyle of the time,” says Alex Mustakas, Artistic Director of Drayton Entertainment. “This is definitely an opportunity to leave the kids at home and rock out to the music of your youth.”


It’s 1987, and aspiring rocker Drew Boley meets and falls madly in love with Sherrie, a fresh-faced Midwesterner who has recently moved to Los Angeles to chase her movie star dreams. Will their stars rise? Will their love last? Find out in the worldwide phenomenon featuring 28 classic rock tunes like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “We Built This City,” “The Final Countdown,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Here I Go Again,” “Harden My Heart,” “Can’t Fight this Feeling,” and “I Want To Know What Love Is.”


The Company (in alphabetical order)

Caleb Ajao


Josh Alcantara


Mariah Campos

Sherrie Christian

Vanessa Cobham

Waitress #1

Mark Harapiak

Dennis Dupree

Lakota Knuckle

Joey Primo/Ensemble

Lee MacDougall

Hertz Kleinman

Claire Mac Master

Regina Kuntz/Constance

Eric Martin

Franz Kleinman

Teddy Moynihan

Stacee Jaxx

Kristen Peace

Justice Charlier

Kale Penny

Drew Boley

Marisa Ricci


Stéphanie Visconti


Aaron Walpole

Lonny Barnett

Christine Watson


Creative Team

Alex Mustakas


Lisa Stevens


Nico Rhodes

Music Director

Samantha Burson

Set Designer

Adrienne Pink

Costume Designer

Jeff JohnstonCollins

Lighting Designer

Allan McMillan

Sound Designer

Dan Payne

Projection Designer

Christine Watson

Assistant Choreographer

Paul Pembleton

Stage Manager

Stephanie Bignell

Assistant Stage Manager

The Band

Nico Rhodes

Music Director/Piano

Isaac Bell

Guitar II

Howard Gaul

Drums &Percussion

Junior Riggan


Daniel Steduto

Guitar I

When: May 8 - June 1, 2024

Where: St Jacobs Country Playhouse, 40 Benjamin Rd E, Waterloo N2V 2J9

Tickets: Regular: $57.75; Discount Dates: $47.25; Youth Under 20: $35.70; Groups 10+: $52.50;

Groups 20+: $47.25. HST is additional for all tickets. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 519-747-7788, toll-free at 1-855-drayton (372-9866), or online at

Season Media Sponsor: CTV

St Jacobs Country Playhouse Auditorium Naming Sponsor: Carr Family

Production Sponsor: Document Imaging Partners, St. Jacobs Furniture House

Media Sponsors: Wave FM, City News 570, Waterloo Region Record, 107.5 Dave Rocks

Drayton Entertainment gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Region of Waterloo.


Drayton Entertainment is one of Canada’s largest and most successful not-for-profit arts organizations. The company operates seven venues across the province: the original Drayton Festival Theatre in Drayton, Huron Country Playhouse and Playhouse II in Grand Bend, King's Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene, Hildebrand Schoolhouse Theatre St Jacobs in St. Jacobs, St. Jacobs Country Playhouse in Waterloo, and Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge (formerly Dunfield Theatre Cambridge) in Cambridge. In 2023, it opened the Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy in Waterloo - a fully dedicated building for arts-based education.


Located in the heart of the Market District and bordering the city of Waterloo, the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse is a source of tremendous pride for the community. Operating year-round, this venue features turn-of-the-century masonry and heavy timber character associated with traditional Mennonite architecture. The outdoor courtyard is a tranquil place to gather before the show or during intermission. The 2024 Season includes Rock of Ages, Doris and Ivy in the Home, Kiss Me, Kate, An Inspector Calls, and A Christmas Carol: The Panto.


For more information, please contact:
Jonathan Randall, Drayton Entertainment,

Venue, lead artist headshots, and show artwork are available here.

Production photos will be available by Friday, May 10 in the same link.

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