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Chris Cicchino

Birth Place: Kearny, New Jersey

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Chris Cicchino is a Las Vegas/New York based guitarist and composer who performed as the lead Guitarist Rock of Ages Las Vegas
Lead guitarist for the national tour of “Rock of Ages” with over 800 performances. He also served as the 2010 sub-lead guitarist for the Broadway smash hit “Rock of Ages” at the Brooks Atkinson Theater and Helen Hayes Theater on Broadway in New York City.
2009 lead guitarist for the off-Broadway hit “The Toxic Avenger Musical” at the New World Stages in New York City.
2008 lead guitarist for “Toxic Avenger �" the Musical” at the George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Chris has been performing as a guitarist, singer and song writer with many artists both live and in the studio including Jim Breuer (Saturday night live),Alexi Lalas, Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Brian Johnson (AC/DC), Hootie and the Blowfish, Dave Chapelle, Tracy Morgan, Charlie Daniels etc.

He has appeared on television shows “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The George Lopez Show.” etc

Musical director for “The Jim Breuer Show” on Sirius Satellite radio from 2002 to 2005
Played lead guitar and scored original music for the live concert DVD, “Jim Breuer Heavy Metal Comedy.”

Toured the US and Europe as Lead Guitarist/Music Director with the Jim Breuer band
Lead Guitarist for Alexi Lalas (CMC records) from 1999 - 2002 including European tour supporting “Hootie and the Blowfish,” also performing on European radio and TV.
Lead Guitarist for the CBS recording group “Heaven” during the 1988-1989 season.

Named finalist for Sam Ash “NJ’s best guitarist” contest 1988

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Travis Cloer and More Announced for BAT OUT OF HELL- THE MUSICAL Las Vegas Engagement

Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, the unrivalled hit production set to Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf's greatest hits and a few of history's best-selling albums, unveils juggernaut cast for the critically acclaimed musical headed to Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on Sept. 27.
Celebrated Tribute Bands Perform at Suncoast Showroom in January

Suncoast Showroom will bring highly-acclaimed tribute performers to the Suncoast Hotel and Casino in January, including a?oePetty & The Heartshakers a?" Tribute to Tom Petty,a?? a?oeThe Long Run a?" Tribute to The Eaglesa?? and a?oeThe Heart of Rock & Roll a?" A Tribute to Huey Lewis & The News.a?? Guests can also enjoy free dance parties and live entertainment throughout the month.
Celebrated Tribute Acts Perform At Suncoast Showroom In June

Highly acclaimed tribute acts "WANTED: A Tribute to Bon Jovi" and "Tom Petty & The Heartshakers: Tribute to Tom Petty" will bring classic rock hits to Suncoast Showroom in June. Guests can also enjoy free dance parties and live entertainment throughout the month.
Three Lock Box, Next Movement, WANTED and More Perform At Cannery Casino Hotel In February

Cannery Casino Hotel brings celebrated tribute acts and Valentine's Day entertainment to The Club, including Three Lock Box: A Tribute to Sammy Hagar, WANTED: A Tribute to Bon Jovi, Petty & The Heartshakers: Tribute to Tom Petty and A Special Valentine with Next Movement. Guest can also enjoy free live entertainment all month long at Pin - Ups Bar and Victory's Bar & Grill in February.
ROCK OF AGES Takes Final Bow At Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Last night (Jan. 1, 2017), the Las Vegas Company of the smash-hit musical ROCK OF AGES took its final bow at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino after a rockin' four-year run on The Strip.
Photo Flash: ROCK OF AGES Turns 'Cold As Ice' at Minus5 Ice Bar

On Monday afternoon (July 27, 2015), Minus5 Ice Bar, the coolest bar in Sin City, continued its celebrity cocktail program, this time honoring the Las Vegas cast of Rock of Ages at The Palazzo Las Vegas with their own electrifying signature cocktail. Scroll down for a look!
Photo Flash: ROCK OF AGES Band and Cast, ZOWIE BOWIE and More at MONDAYS DARK

'Rock of Ages' star Mark Shunock's March edition of 'Mondays Dark' took place on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. at Body English Nightclub inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Following the success of last month's tribute to the rock band QUEEN, 100 percent of the ticket proceeds from this week's show benefits the Shine Family Foundation and featured the music of 'The '80s - Unplugged.' Special guests included, the 'Rock of Ages' band Arsenal, Chris Phillips and Lydia Ansel of Zowie Bowie, James Mulligan, Tina Dawn from 'Absinthe,' Elise Furr from 'Jubilee,' illusionist Mark Bennick, Anne Martinez and Savannah Smith of BBR, Geechy Guy from 'America's Got Talent,' and Becca Kotte and Jason Oles from 'Rock Of Ages.' Other red carpet Vegas headliners in attendance included hypnotist Anthony Cools and celebrity magician, Murray Sawchuck, both of whom have performed at previous Mondays Dark events. Scroll down for photos!
BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES is Awesome at Broadway San Jose!

'Rock of Ages,' is rocking on stage at the San Jose Performing Arts Center and will blow your mind!
BWW REVIEWS: ROCK OF AGES is a Rowdy, Face-Melting Romp

If you're feeling nostalgic for some classic 80s rock and your Van Halen albums just aren't cutting it, then throw on your favorite concert tee, put your lighter in your pocket, and get your butt to The Long Center. To borrow from Brett Michaels and Poison, ROCK OF AGES ain't nothin' but a good time.
Photo Flash: First Look at ROCK OF AGES at the Pantages!

Following a highly successfully L.A. premiere this past February 2011, ROCK OF AGES, the five-time Tony Award nominated smash-hit musical, returns to Los Angeles for a strictly limited, face-melting one week engagement now through March 25, 2012 at the Pantages Theatre. L.A. audiences were so amped during the show's premiere engagement that it was clear those die-hard fans who continued singing 'Don't Stop Believin' down Hollywood Boulevard as they left the Pantages Theatre hadn't been rocked hard enough!
BWW Reviews: Over the Top Production of ROCK OF AGES at the Fox Theatre

A certain generation (namely, my own) is going to really get a kick out of ROCK OF AGES. Those younger than me will still be amused by its wildly over the top antics, but those that are older may be a bit befuddled by the constant barrage of cultural references from the late 1980's, and probably have no familiarity at all with most of the music that's from that era. I think ROCK OF AGES is a gloriously hilarious and completely ridiculous homage to the big hair, hard rock anthem bands that ruled MTV and the radio at that time. This was cruising music when I was in my late teens and early twenties, so I instantly identified with the attitudes presented, and the music that accompanies each melodramatic moment.
BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES at PPAC - Lacks in Taste, Compensates in Enthusiasm

The second national tour kicked off last night in Providence, RI
BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES Rocks the City by the Bay - Now thru April 9th

The Tony-nominated musical, Rock of Ages, is rocking stages across the country as it continues its Constantine Maroulis-led national tour. The Broadway favorite found its way into San Francisco's Curran Theater last week and promptly brought down the house. Playing now through April 9th in the city that was built on rock-n-roll, Rock of Ages, is a not-to-be-missed, fun ride of a musical.
Photo Coverage: THE TOXIC AVENGER Musical Celebrates 200th Performance At New World Stages

On Thursday, October 1st, after the 200th performance of THE TOXIC AVENGER at New World Stages, some celebrity guests who were in the house took a trip backstage to congratulate the cast and crew. Broadway couple Andy Karl and Orfeh greeted Dustin Diamond (Screech from TV's 'Saved By The Bell') and his lady friend as they all took the trip back to cheer everybody on their auspicious milestone. Producer Tom Polum was on hand to raise a glass of 'TOXIC' punch and to thank everyone on a 200 'TOX-A-RI-FIC' shows.
Photo Flash: THE TOXIC AVENGER Welcomes Starry Backstage Guests!

Some special guests were attending the Sunday, September matinee of THE TOXIC AVENGER. Actor TONY PLANA who plays Betty's (AMERICA FERRARA) father on the ABC-TV hit 'UGLY BETTY' was there with his wife, actress ADA MARIS and their daughter, ISABEL (PLANA). Actress ANITA GILLETTE (who appeared in FLAMINGO COURT at New World Stages) was also there. So, all made a bee-line backstage to pay a 'between show' visit to the cast and band and to tell them what a TOX-A-RI-FIC time they had!
Photo Flash: David Bryan Visits His 'TOXIC AVENGER'

After a recent performance of the Off-Broadway hit The Toxic Avenger, Bon Jovi's founding member/keyboardist David Bryan stopped by to say hello to his fantastic cast.
Photo Coverage: Diana DeGarmo Joins THE TOXIC AVENGER

Diana DeGarmo, Season 3 'American Idol' runner-up and Broadway vet has returned to the New York stage where, on Friday, August 14th, she assumed the role of Sarah, the sexy, blind librarian in The Toxic Avenger - named the 'Best New Off-Broadway Musical' by the Outer Critics Circle.
Photo Flash: Legendary Bass Guitarist Tony Levin Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER'

Following the August 3rd performance of The Toxic Avenger, legendary bass guitarist Tony Levin, best known for his work with progressive rock pioneers King Crimson and Peter Gabriel, as well as for his playing on hundreds of albums including Cher, Alice Cooper, John Lennon, Stevie Nicks and Lou Reed, paid a backstage visit to meet the cast and band. He posed for photos and even signed the bass guitar of Dan Grennes, the show's bass guitarist. Rock on!
Photo Flash: Chad Gilbert, Hayley Williams Visit THE TOXIC AVENGER

At last night's performance of THE TOXIC AVENGER, there were two special guests in the audience - Chad Gilbert, guitarist with the punk/rock band NEW FOUND GLORY and Hayley Williams, vocalist with the hip new band PARAMORE.
Photo Coverage: 'TOXIC AVENGER' Opens at New World Stages

The Toxic Avenger, the brand new musical about New Jersey's first superhero, features a score by Bon Jovi's David Bryan and Joe Di Pietro. The cast includes Nancy Opel, Sara Chase, Nick Cordero, Demond Green and Matthew Saldivar. Tony Award-winner John Rando directs.

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