“Rock of Ages” opened at the Venetian on Saturday night to an enthusiastic crowd. The production is a hilarious, feel-good love story that celebrates the great rock songs of the ‘80s including “Here I Go Again,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “We Built This City,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” and more.
The high-energy performance had the crowd rockin’ out all night long with the audience waving hundreds of LED lighters in the air during the heartfelt ballads and singing and dancing on their feet during the finale. Director Kristin Hanggi and choreographer Kelly Devine were also in the theater supporting the cast and at curtain call they joined the cast on stage to celebrate opening night. The cast includes Kyle Lowder as Stacee Jaxx, Carrie St. Louis as Sherrie, Justin Mortelliti as Drew, Mark Shunock as Lonny, Troy Burgess as Dennis, and Robert Torti as Hertz.
Notable names in attendance at opening night included Holly Madison, former star of E!’s “Holly’s World,” Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac Events; Jai Rodriguez of ABC’s “Malibu Country,” Jaymes and James of Team Chippendales on CBS’ “Amazing Race;” Arianne Zucker of NBC’s “Days of our Lives;” Kate Mansi of NBC’s “Days of our Lives;” Claire Sinclair, 2011 Playboy Playmate of the Year; Jabbawockeez, the world famous dance crew; Angel Porrino, star of “Absinthe” and former star of E!’s “Holly’s World;” Human Nature; and chef Carla Pellegrino, owner of Bratalian and Meatball Spot.
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