July 30th, 2018
Direct from its smash-hit run on Broadway, the international music sensation ROCKTOPIA launches a national tour this fall that includes stops at the at Bergen Performing Arts Center for one night only on Thursday, October 18 at 7:30pm and Tilles Center for the Performing Arts for one night only on Saturday, October 20 at 8:00pm. An explosive musical concert event that fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces, ROCKTOPIA features the works of musical innovators across centuries – including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Heart, Puccini, The Who, and more – performed by an elite lineup of vocalists, a five-piece rock band, a thirty-person choir, and a twenty-piece orchestra. These performances feature special guest vocalist Dee Snider from Twisted Sister.
Promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eLXNo5EnT4
Tickets: $39 – $129 (plus applicable fees) for ROCKTOPIA are available online at www.ticketmaster.com and in person at the box office.
Created through the unique vision of vocalist and recording artist Rob Evan (Broadway: Les Miserables, Jekyll & Hyde and more, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer (San Francisco Symphony), ROCKTOPIA delivers one-of-a-kind, spine-tingling musical arrangements.
The live concert will be performed by a celebrated, diverse array of rock, Broadway, and opera vocalists: Dee Snider (Twisted Sister); Rob Evan; Chloe Lowery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Chris Botti, Yanni’s Voices); Tony Vincent (Broadway: American Idiot, RENT, NBC’s “The Voice”); and featuring Alyson Cambridge (The Merry Widow at the Met Opera, Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, Show Boat). The world-class musicians featured include: Grammy and Emmy Award nominated violinist Máiréad Nesbitt (Celtic Woman, Lord of the Dance) and acclaimed guitarist Tony Bruno (MD & guitar for Enrique Iglesias & Rihanna, “America’s Got Talent”).
An inaugural performance of the show, “Rocktopia: Live from Budapest” produced by Two Hands Entertainment/Jeff Rowland, was recorded in front of a live audience in June 2016 at the 19th century Hungarian State Opera House for PBS. It was performed with the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra with six vocalists, a five-piece rock band, the Hungarian State Opera Chorus, and the Jazz and More Choir. ROCKTOPIA toured over twenty cities in the United States in 2016, featuring local symphonies and choirs across the country, and rocked Broadway during its spring 2018 limited engagement.
Adored by audiences and critics alike, Howard Stern praised the show saying, “it’s very cool…really a lot of fun.” “Rocktopia blends classical music with classic rock, a big live orchestra, and an even bigger choir to create an evening that has even the most jaded New Yorkers dancing in their seats,” exclaimed Broadway Box. DC Metro Arts adds, “with rousing peaks and powerful performances, you’ll be rocking and cheering! All of the musicians are impressive – with Tony Bruno’s guitar solos being especially electrifying and Máiréad Nesbitt’s performances a thrilling highlight.”Back