- Published on Thursday, 14 June 2012 02:00
By A Web design Company
Atlantis Productions continues its exciting 2012 season with the critically acclaimed ﬁve-time Tony Award nominated Broadway musical, “Rock of Ages,” which opens tomorrow, June 15.
“Rock of Ages” is a hilarious, feel-good love story told thru such ‘80s hit anthems like “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “We Built This City,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” and “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.”
In the show, it is 1987 on the Sunset Strip in LA. Drew, a young busboy dreams of being a rock star while he works at the Strip’s most famous bar, The Bourbon Room. There, he meets Sherrie, a small-town girl who goes to LA to pursue her dreams of being an actress. They fall in love and then lose each other when the (in)famous, sexy, over the top rock star, Stacee Jaxx comes into the picture.
Giving life to these roles in Manila are three powerhouse performers – Nyoy Volante, Vina Morales and international rock sensation MiG Ayesa, who returns to his homeland to play Stacee Jaxx, a role he played on Broadway which he creates anew for the Manila production.
The show’s “dramatic conjurer” or narrator, Lonny is played by Philippine rock icon, Jett Pangan. Theater’s new favorite dramatic leading man now gets the chance to bring his rock and roll roots to the stage!
Lonny works at the Bourbon Room alongside bar owner Dennis Dupree who will be played by veteran theater actor, Jamie Wilson.
Threatening to close down the Bourbon Room to turn the Strip into a ‘model of clean and efﬁcient living’ are father and son German developers, Hertz and Franz, played by Calvin Millado and Bibo Reyes.
Passionately protesting against these developers is bohemian activist Regina, played by award winning singer and songwriter Aiza Seguerra.
Down the road from Bourbon Room is the Venus Club -- a haven for “gentlemen” run by Justice Charlier, played by energetic international stage star Jinky Llamanzares.
Rounding off this dream cast is a mix of champion singers and theater performers – Apple Chiu, Japs Treopaldo, Mikkie Bradshaw, Berl William Angeles and Altaire Alonso.
It is directed by Chari Arespacochaga.
The show runs until July 8 at the Carlos P. Romulo Theater at the RCBC Plaza in Makati. For more call Atlantis Productions at 8927078.