Rockstar

Spectators must be vaccinated or have had a negative test in the last 72 hours. Spectators will not be asked to show proof of this at door.
THEA 40B: Acting Two

This course culminates in a live lip-syncing concert. Students are asked to choose a rockstar from the past or present that they somewhat resemble. It is their job to accurately portray this rockstar in front of a live audience.

The Assignment

It is the day of a huge concert. A famous Rockstar is going to perform to a sold out crowd. However, this Rockstar can’t perform. The concert cannot be cancelled and the acting student has to go on and convince the viewer that they are this beloved Rockstar.

The Acting Tools

A strong commitment, unwavering focus, the ability to imitate, use a strong POV, need and playing various actions.

A Rockstar is Born

While most students are writing final papers and cramming for exams, students in the Acting Two course at West Valley are busy becoming rockstars.

Save the Date for Rockstar!
Rockstars from previous events

It is the day of a huge concert. A famous Rockstar is going to perform to a sold out crowd. However, this Rockstar suddenly becomes deathly ill and can't perform. The concert cannot be canceled and the acting student has to go on and convince the audience that they are this beloved Rockstar.

This is an acting exercise in commitment, focus, using a strong "Pov: "Need'; building confidence, and most importantly, having fun and working off the audience.

Come be a part of this FREE concert and see some of your favorite rockstars from the past and present.

Performing Rockstars

Aerosmith
Billie Eilish
Brendon Urie

Cardi B
David Lee Roth
Elton John

Evanescence
Janet Jackson
Michael Jackson

Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift
The Strokes

Show Times

Date Time
Tuesday, December 7 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Tuesday, December 7 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday, December 9 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Thursday, December 9 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Past Seasons

Spring 2021

Rockstar Spring 2021

Rockstar 2021

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  • David Byrne
  • Donna Summer
  • Grimes
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Katy Perry
  • Ke$ha
  • Macklemore
  • Melanie Martinez
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Post Malone
  • Robert Smith
  • Smash Mouth
  • Tiffany Young
  • Tina Turner
  • Tupac Shakur

Fall 2020

  • Adam Levine
  • Bob Seger
  • Elton John
  • Evanescence
  • Harry Style
  • Janis Joplin
  • Kim Petras
  • Sara Bareilles

Fall 2019

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Rockstar
Rockstar
Rockstar

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Participants

  • Amy Winehouse
  • Ariana Grande
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Billie Eilish
  • Bon Jovi
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Devo
  • Dolly Parton
  • Drake
  • Gerard Way
  • Green Day
  • Hayley Williams
  • Jack Black
  • Joan Jett
  • Meghan Trainor
  • Metallica
  • Pink
  • Prince
  • Queen
  • Taylor Swift
  • The 1975s
  • Tyler Joseph

Fall 2018



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Participants

  • Cher Lloyd
  • Christina Aguilera
  • David Bowie
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Green Day
  • Hayley Kiyoko
  • Khalid
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Oasis
  • Panic! at the Disco
  • Rihanna
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Killers
  • Twenty One Pilots

Fall 2017

Rockstar
Rockstar
Rockstar

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Participants

  • Billy Holiday
  • Bobby Darin
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Demi Lovato
  • Elvis
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Florence+The Machine
  • Freddie Mercury
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Haley Williams
  • Halsey
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Justin Bieber
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Lana Del Rey
  • LMFAO
  • Marina and the Diamonds
  • Meatloaf
  • Michael Bubble
  • Pink
  • Rihanna
  • Prince
  • Psy
  • Selena
  • Selena Gomez
  • Sofia Carson

Fall 2016

Rockstar
Rockstar
Rockstar

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Participants

  • Adam Levine
  • Arianna G
  • Beyonce
  • Blink 182
  • Brendon Urie
  • Britney Spears
  • Chris Brown
  • Drake
  • Elton John
  • Elvis
  • Evanescence
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Kehlani
  • Kesha
  • Lady Gaga
  • Madonna
  • Meghan Trainor
  • M.I.A.
  • Nikki Minaj
  • Pat Benatar

Fall 2015

Rockstar
Rockstar

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Participants

  • Adam Lambert
  • Andy Grammer
  • Ariana Grande
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Britney Spears
  • Bruno Mars
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Green Day
  • Iggy Azalea
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Joan Jett
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Katy Perry
  • M.I.A.
  • Mick Jagger
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Steven Tyler
  • Taylor Swift
  • Tenacious D
  • Troye Sivan
  • Weird Al Yankovic

Fall 2014

Rockstar
Rockstar

Participants

  • Biz Markie
  • Blondie
  • Bob Dylan
  • Bon Jovi
  • Cyprus Hill
  • Demi Lovato
  • Eminem
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Freddy Mercury
  • James Hetfield
  • Justin Bieber
  • Keith Urban
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Mick Jagger
  • Robert Plant
  • Shania Twain
  • Tears for Fears
  • Tom Waits
  • Vanilla

Fall 2013

Rockstar
Rockstar
Rockstar

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Participants

  • Barry Manilow
  • Beyonce
  • Brittany Spears
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Depeche Mode
  • Diana Ross
  • Elvis
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Freddie Mercury
  • Gotye
  • Janet Jackson
  • Joan Jett
  • Joe Cocker
  • Kate Bush
  • Katy Perry
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Lady Gaga
  • Madonna
  • Maroon 5
  • Robin Thicke
  • Sara Bareilles
  • Shakira
  • Smash Mouth
  • Tina Turner
Last Updated 11/10/21