ROCKTOPIA’s musical fusion to perform four shows in Biloxi May 17-19

“A thrilling musical fusion”
- BILLBOARD

23 April 2019

BILOXI, Miss. - Direct from its smash-hit run on Broadway, the international music sensation ROCKTOPIA will make a tour stop at Beau Rivage Theatre for four shows May 17-19.

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, and an orchestra.

Created through the unique vision of vocalist and recording artist Rob Evan (Broadway: Les Miserables, Jekyll & Hyde; Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer (San Francisco Symphony), ROCKTOPIA delivers one-of-a-kind, spine-tingling musical arrangements with insanely talented musicians.

The groundbreaking live concert is performed by a celebrated, diverse array of rock, Broadway, and opera vocalists: Rob Evan; Chloe Lowery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Chris Botti, Yanni’s Voices); Alyson Cambridge (The Merry Widow at the Met Opera, Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, Show Boat); James Valenti (Tosca, Madame Butterfly, Roméo and Juliet), Toby Rand (frontman for STADIUM – supergroup with members from INXS, Morrissey, & Dorothy; Toby Rand & The NoMads; Finalist on CBS TV’s “Rockstar: Supernova”), and Kia Ifani Warren (Revel In Dimes). The world-class musicians featured include Grammy and Emmy Award nominated violinist Máiréad Nesbitt (Celtic Woman, Lord of the Dance).

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, Billboard called ROCKTOPIA, "a thrilling musical fusion," and 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 creat 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.” 

Tickets are $16.95, $19.95, $24.95 and $34.95, plus tax and facility fee, and are available by calling 888.566.7459 or visiting www.beaurivage.com.  Performances are Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at 3 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m.

For Performance Photos, visit: https://bit.ly/2ulWQ1X
For Video, visit: http://bit.ly/2g8tFpI

 

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ABOUT BEAU RIVAGE

Already known as the crown jewel of the Gulf Coast, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino continues to raise the bar yet higher. Named one of the “South’s Best Resorts” by Southern Living, MGM Resorts International’s AAA Four Diamond beachfront resort features 1,740 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, nine restaurants, exciting nightlife and an 85,000-square-foot gaming area including Mississippi’s first sports book. The resort also offers live entertainment in its 1,550-seat theatre, an upscale shopping promenade, a world-class spa & salon and Fallen Oak, a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. For more information and reservations, call (888) 567-6667 or visit www.beaurivage.com.

 

CONTACT:

ROCKTOPIA, Vivacity Media Group, 212-812-1483

Mary Cracchiolo Spain, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 228-386-7134, mspain@mgmresorts.com