Broadway Smash ROCK OF AGES To Rock The Arsht Center Opens Tonight!

Broadway Smash ROCK OF AGES To Rock The Arsht Center Opens Tonight!

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BIG HAIR!      BIG DREAMS!   Rock of Ages

NATIONAL TOUR TO MAKE ITS MIAMI PREMIERE AT

THE Adrienne Arsht CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS OF

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY 

October 9 - 14, 2012 

WE WILL ROCK MIAMI! 

The national tour of the five-time Tony Award®-nominated Broadway musical Rock of Ages, a feel-good love story told through '80s hit songs by iconic rockers and glam metal bands such as Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more, will make its Miami premiere October 9 – 14, 2012 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Rock of Ages opens the Broadway in Miami 2012-2013 subscription season presented by Bank of America. 

Tickets start at $26 and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer and, in L.A.'s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the '80s. South Florida fans may have caught a glimpse of this story as the star-studded movie version of the musical was filmed in Miami last year. Now, after the movie's release earlier this summer, Broadway buffs will continue the party through the fall when the hit musical premieres at the Arsht Center. 

Rock of Ages is a worldwide phenomenon with smash-hit productions in Australia, London, South Korea and is still rockin' on Broadway. The high-energy musical features 28 classic rock tunes including "Don't Stop Believin'," "We Built This City," "The Final Countdown," "Wanted Dead or Alive," "Here I Go Again," "Harden My Heart," "Can't Fight this Feeling," "Renegade," and "I Want To Know What Love Is."

Rock of Ages is directed by Tony Award® nominee Kristin Hanggi (Bare, Pussycat Dolls on the Sunset Strip) and choreographed by Kelly Devine (Jersey Boys – Associate Choreographer). The musical also boasts a book by Chris D'Arienzo (writer and director of the film Barry Munday), original arrangements by David Gibbs (Counting Crows, Film: That Thing You Do) and the music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations of Ethan Popp (Tarzan; Europe: We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia). 

Rock of Ages  features set design by Beowulf Boritt (Spelling Bee, LoveMusik), costume design by Tony Award® nominee Gregory Gale (Cyrano, The Wedding Singer), lighting design by Jason Lyons (The Threepenny Opera), sound design by Craig Cassidy (Phantom, Mamma Mia), and projection design by Zachary Borovay (A Catered Affair)

Rock of Ages is produced by Phoenix Entertainment.    




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Beau Higgins Currently spending his time between New York and Florida, Beau was born to a theatrical family in Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and at HB Studios. He studied theater singing with Julia Sperratore and Helen Gallagher. Beau later taught drama at the Lincoln Center Square for the Arts. It was at this time Beau began working with the Theater Development Fund and helped found New York's famed HALF PRICE TICKET BOOTH. Early in his career, Beau was screen tested and contracted for Warner Brothers. He co-hosted, an early cable variety series on Manhattan's Teleprompter channel. At this time he directed the Johnny Specca musical, SEX IS..? at the Lincoln Center Library Theater. Beau has performed Off-Broadway in FAT FELL DOWN, The Comic Strip Theater's LITTLE LULU AND THE INVISIBLE INK and WILL THE REAL ZOOPERMAN PLEASE STAND UP. Around the country he has delighted audiences with his performances in ANYTHING GOES, THE APPLE TREE, GUYS & DOLLS, and HELLZAPOPPIN! He sang for New York audiences at such cabarets as The Duplex and Upstairs at the Downstairs. He has had numerous television appearances but is most proud to have been a winning contestant on the game shows JACKPOT and THE $20,000 PYRAMID.


 
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