Open auditions for the Southwestern College Summer Theatre Festival production of “Rock of Ages” have been announced. 

Auditions will be Friday, May 11, from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Richardson Performing Arts Center in the Christy Administration Building. The auditions are for ages 11 and up. Individuals auditioning can prepare a song or can sing a song from the show.  Director Allyson Moon says that men are to sing “Don’t Stop Believin’” and women should sing “We’re Not Going to Take It.” She adds that any rock song in their repertoire can be used.  Scenes from the show will be used for the acting portion of the audition and will be provided.

“Rock of Ages” will be performed June 29-July 1. The show is a big, brash, and energetic tribute to classic rock, over-the-top ballads and fierce guitar, and the gritty glamour and rough energy of the Sunset Strip.  This jukebox musical features ’80s hits such as “We Built this City,” “I Wanna Rock,” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

Other productions for the summer include “Aladdin Jr.” June 8 and 9, and “Avenue Q” July 27-29.

For more information about the auditions or the other productions, contact Allyson Moon at (620) 229-6328 or

Southwestern College is a private liberal arts college, founded in 1885 by Methodists in south central Kansas. Today its Winfield campus is the residential hub that guides students to lives of meaning and service, with well-rounded academic and extra-curricular offerings attracting traditional-aged students from throughout the nation and world. Southwestern College Professional Studies provides options for online students in any location and has been named a top provider for persons serving in the military. The college continues to be affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.