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Rocking The Stage: Lark Bodnar is Sherrie

Filled with big hair, bigger egos and plenty of power ballads, the Broadway sensation ROCK OF AGES plays in the Jeffers Theatre at HCT through February 4th.

Commanding the spotlight in their return to the HCT stage as Sherrie, the small-town girl looking for a big break in show business, is Lark Bodnar.

A California native who made the cross-country move to North Carolina, Bodnar has now been living in the Hickory area for over 14 years . Bodnar received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from NC State University, and was the recipient of a Pack Promise Scholarship. They currently work as an educator for the Catawba Science Center and Hickory Ballet & Performing Arts (HBPA).

Bodnar previously performed at Hickory Community Theatre—which they describe as ”a second home"—as Malcolm in MACBETH, and was the Assistant Director for HBPA’s production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. Other notable acting credits include Jenna in BE MORE CHILL (NRACT) and Silly Girl in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (The Green Room Community Theatre).

Amidst all the fun, and all the falling in and out of love, Bodnar appreciates the plucky persistence and ROCK OF AGE'S Sherrie. “I love that she keeps her hope but grows up.”

All performances of ROCK OF AGES this weekend are sold out.

Visit, or call 828-328-2283, for more information. The theatre box office is open from 12-5 PM Wednesday through Friday, or one half-hour before a performance.

ROCK OF AGES is rated R for strong language and adult situations.

ROCK OF AGES is produced in association with Lowes Foods, Alex Lee and MDI. The Hickory Community Theatre’s 74th season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive, SunBelt Xpress and Frye Regional Medical Center. HCT is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

(Photo: Eric Seale)

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