Are you ready to rock, Seattle?? The 5th has put together a sensational cast for Rock of Ages and we’re so excited to introduce you to two of our stars! We are thrilled to welcome Diana Huey back to our stage as Sherrie after her 2016 star turn as Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. We’re also proud to introduce Galen Disston, the lead singer of the Seattle band Pickwick in his acting debut as Drew.
We grabbed the pair for 10 hot questions about the world of Rock of Ages!
- Journey or Bon Jovi?Galen: Journey
- Pat Benatar or Joan JettG: Joan Jett
D: Pat Benatar
- Whitesnake or Poison?G: Whitesnake
- Which look would you rock forever – big hair or spandex/leggings?G: Big hair, obviously!
D: Big hair
- If you could really rock any instrument in a band, what would it be?G: Saxophone
- What band or star did you first see in concert?G: Honestly? No Doubt
- Can you describe your character in 3 words?G: Drew is a dreamer, timid, and transparent.
D: Sherrie is hopeful and a big dreamer.
- What’s your favorite song in Rock of Ages?G: “High Enough”
D: “Here I Go Again”
- Why should people come see Rock of Ages at The 5th?G: Because it’s fun to laugh, sing and dance along with the nostalgic spectacle on stage!
D: When I got to see this show on Broadway when I first moved to New York, I didn’t know what to fully expect, then found myself laughing and rocking harder than I had in a long time! The music is the greatest blast from the ’80s and this cast is filled with Seattle superstars from both the theater and music scene. It’s a super fun and hysterical show that truly is “looking for nothing but a good time”—how can YOU resist?!
- What’s your favorite musical?G: Book of Mormon
D: ROCK OF AGES!
GALEN DISSTON (Drew) Rock of Ages is Disston’s theatrical debut. Disston is the lead singer of Seattle’s own soulful rock ‘n’ roll band Pickwick. Pickwick gained national notoriety with their 2013 debut record Can’t Talk Medicine. In 2017, Pickwick released their highly-anticipated follow up, Lovejoys.
DIANA HUEY (Sherrie) is psyched to be back home at The 5th! 5th Avenue Theatre: The Little Mermaid (Ariel, Gregory Award); Jasper in Deadland; RENT; Mame; and AMT. Regional: Miss Saigon (Helen Hayes Award), ELF (Jovie), Xanadu (Kira), Spring Awakening (Wendla), Avenue Q (Christmas Eve), and James and the Giant Peach (Spider, original cast). Love to this company, her family (Happy 1st Birthday, Cassian!), Andy, and YOU for being here! @DianaHuey.
The 5th Avenue Theatre’s original staging of Rock of Ages plays February 1-24, 2019. Click here to get your tickets today!