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STAGE TUBE: ROCK OF AGES Opening Night in Toronto!

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The Toronto production of the Broadway hit musical Rock of Ages officially opened this week on May 11th. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the opening night!

The predominately Canadian cast stars Yvan Pedneault (We Will Rock You) as Drew and Elicia MacKenzie as Sherrie (The Sound of Music). The cast additionally features Aaron Walpole, David W. Keeley, Peter Deiwick, Victor A. Young, Tessa Alves, Ashley Burton, Eric Coles, Caleb Cosman, Cody Scott Lancaster, Tony LePage, Jennifer Mote, Carson Nattrass, Josephine Roberts, Valerie Stanois, Angela Teek, Melvin Tunstall and Emily Williams.

Rock of Ages, set in 1987 on the Sunset Strip, tells the story of a small town girl who meets a big city rocker in LA's most famous rock club. They fall in love to the greatest songs of the ‘80s. It's Rock of AGes, an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Foreigner, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more.

The songs include "Sister Christian," "We Built This City," "I Wanna Rock," "We're Not Gonna Take It," "Waiting For A Girl Like You," "Wanted Dead or Alive," "I Want To Know What Love Is," "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Renegade," and, of course, "Don't Stop Believin'."

Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Rock of Ages opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in April 2009.  It recently celebrated its 1 year anniversary on Broadway and continues to play to strong audiences.

Rock of Ages is written by Chris D'Arienzo, directed by Tony nominee Kristin Hanggi (Bare, Pussycat Dolls on the Sunset Strip) and choreographed by Kelly Devine (Associate Choreographer for Jersey Boys).

Scenic design is by Beowulf Boritt (Spelling Bee, LoveMusik); costume design is by Tony nominee Gregory Gale (Cyrano, The Wedding Singer); lighting design is by Jason Lyons (The Threepenny Opera); sound design is by Tony nominee Peter Hylenski (Shrek); and projection design is by Zachary Borovay (A Catered Affair). The Music Supervision, Arrangements & Orchestrations are by Ethan Popp (Tarzan) with original arrangements by David Gibbs (Film: That Thing You Do).

The Canadian production of ROCK OF AGES will be produced by Matthew Weaver, Carl Levin, Jeff Davis, Barry Habib, Scott Prisand, Janet Billing Rich, Hillary Weaver, Relativity Media, The Araca Group and David Mirvish.

Rock of Ages plays The Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King Street West, Toronto. Tickets are $28-99 and can be purchased by calling 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333 or online at www.mirvish.com.

For more information, visit www.rockofagesmusical.com/toronto/.

 

 



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