"It's the sort of musical that will have you dancing in the aisle," Kathleen said. "The show is a bawdy good time for anyone looking to forget their troubles and have some fun at the theatre."
Ashlee added: "There's something about the magic of '80s music that makes you want to party. Rock of Ages is a big, brash, energetic tribute to classic rock, over-the-top ballads and fierce guitar."
"We're excited to be directing and being at the forefront for once," Kathleen said. "If you've only seen the movie, you're likely to be surprised how fun, playful and interactive Rock of Ages on stage is. The musical has its own brand and has lots of different songs that weren't in the movie."
Ashlee said they wanted to do the Broadway show justice. "It's a very fast-paced and intricate show, with overlapping elements and scenes," she said. "We want to make sure the audience are on their feet by the final bow and rockin' all the way home."
"But Stacee has done it all, drank it all and slept with them all. My main challenge is dieting – I've got to fit into those tight '80s pants somehow."
Involved in theatre his entire life, Wilton grew up on movie sets and backstage at theatres watching professionals do their job (his father, Bill Kerr, was a prominent actor in the UK and Australia). After moving to Sydney in 2002 to study and work in the performing arts, playing in venues such as the Capitol Theatre and State Theatre, he found greater success as a voiceover artist, singer and writer.
"When Rock of Ages was announced I chased down the most rock star role, effectively pulling together all my experience into the one pot. Rock of Ages is about live music, which is my life.
"I play in a band to more than 1000 people multiple times a week, jumping off speakers and screaming at the top of my lungs. This show allows me to just do what I do best."