Fi­nal Count­down for Rock of Ages

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

Big songs, big hair and even big­ger egos are ready to rock the stage at the Levin Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre as the cast bring Rock of Ages to Levin.

It’s down to the last week of re­hearsals and an­other block­buster is due to open.

The Fi­nal Count­down means more than just the song as the cast rushes rapidly to­wards open­ing night.

The week where ev­ery­thing must come to­gether has ar­rived and there is soon go­ing to be no chance to say they’ll get it right on the night. The di­rec­tor wants it right now.

Six­teen weeks of re­hearsal and count­less vol­un­teer hours from all in­volved has fi­nally reached the stage where au­di­ences can get to share the ex­cite­ment of the 80s.

Den­nis and Lonny are ready to wel­come pa­trons to the leg­endary Bour­bon Room where any­thing is likely to hap­pen (and does). Drew, I Wanna Rock, is ready to get ev­ery­one rock­ing along with him, Jus­tice Char­lier sets the Venus Club and its gen­tle­men guests on the right track with Any­way You Want It and Ev­ery Rose Has Its Thorn.

Small town girl Sher­rie comes to town with big dreams and an even big­ger voice. Work­ing in the Venus Club as a lap dancer may not have been the dream but in the leg­endary words of wis­dom from Lonny — the dreams you came with may not be the dreams you go home with.

The au­di­ence will go home with a dance in their step and the songs of the 80s set on a re­peat­ing loop in their minds. It’s go­ing to be a chal­lenge to re­sist join­ing in on the cho­ruses of th­ese songs.

Don’t re­sist the urge, in fact Lonny will be ac­tively en­cour­ag­ing it.


Lonny in Rock of Ages, brought to Levin by Levin Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre.


Stacee in Rock of Ages, as brought by Levin Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre.

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