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Rock Of Ages Celebrates Opening Night at The Venetian Las Vegas

Kristen Hanggi, Carrie St. Louis, Kyle Lowder, Justin Mortelliti and Kelly Devine
On January 5, 2013, the high-octane musical ROCK OF AGES opened at The Venetian Las Vegas to an enthusiastic, full house at the Rock of Ages Theatre (Pictured: Kristin Hanggi, Carrie St. Louis, Kyle Lowder, Justin Mortelliti and Kelly Devine – Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net). 

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.

Rock Of Ages - full company on opening night
Rock Of Ages – full company on opening night

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

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 talented 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.

Rock Of Ages - curtain call on opening night
Rock Of Ages – curtain call on opening night

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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, The Venetian Las Vegas headliners; and Chef Carla Pellegrino, Owner of Bratalian and Meatball Spot.

Jaymes Vaughn and James Davis of Team Chippendales on CBS’ “Amazing Race”
Jaymes Vaughn and James Davis of Team Chippendales on CBS’ “Amazing Race”

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Set in L.A.’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, ROCK OF AGES tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. ROCK OF AGES takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair!  A hilarious, feel-good love story celebrating the great rock songs of the ‘80s including such sing-out-loud songs as “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”, “I Wanna Know What Love Is”, “Here I Go Again”, “Don’t Stop Believin’” and more. ROCK OF AGES has been called Impossible to resist!”by The New York Times and “Insanely funny!” by Time Out New York. 

Holly Madison, former star of E!’s “Holly’s World”
Holly Madison, former star of E!’s “Holly’s World”

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Ticket prices for ROCK OF AGES range from $45 – $115 plus all applicable taxes and LET fees. Tickets can be purchased by calling The Venetian Box Office at (866) 641-7469 or (702) 414-9000, or online at www.Venetian.com. For groups of 10 or more, please call (866) 633-0195 or (702) 853-5950 or [email protected].  ROCK OF AGES performs in the ROCK OF AGES Theatre at The Venetian Las Vegas Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.; and is dark on Mondays. For more information, please visit: www.RockofAgesVegas.com.

Arsenal - on Rock Of Ages opening night
Arsenal – on Rock Of Ages opening night

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Angel Porrino and Tony Hernandez of Absinthe on Rock Of Ages Opening Night
Angel Porrino and Tony Hernandez of Absinthe on Rock Of Ages Opening Night

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Playboy Playmate of the Year 2011, Claire Sinclair
Playboy Playmate of the Year 2011, Claire Sinclair

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Chef Carla Pellegrino, Owner of Bratalian and Meatball Spot
Chef Carla Pellegrino, Owner of Bratalian and Meatball Spot

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Human Nature at Rock Of Ages opening night
Human Nature at Rock Of Ages opening night

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.