Rock Of Ages - Second National Non-Equity Tour: Chicago, Illinois (July 14, 2012) *Matinee*
Justin Colombo (Lonny), Amma Osei (Justice/Mother), Matt Ban (alt. Dennis), Dominique Scott (Drew), Alyssa Herrera (u/s Sherrie), Katie Postotnik (Regina/Candy), Chris Sams (Mayor/Ja’Keith Gill), Philip Peterson (Hertz), Adam Fane (temp. Franz), Matt Nolan (Stacee Jaxx/Father), Tymisha “Tush” Harris (Waitress #1), Lisa Finegold (Reporter), Wesley Faucher (Young Groupie), Danny McHugh (Sleazy Producer/Joey Primo), Joey Elrose (Ensemble), Patrick Joyce (Ensemble).
Ok, first let me say never in a million years did I think I would love ROA as much as I do! With that being said let’s get started with the review! I got free tickets from the company manager because of all the nice stuff I said about the show. He also told me I would get a backstage tour and a meet and greet with the cast! The manager gave me row G in the center! It was a little further back than last time, but the seats were actually a whole lot better! I was able to see a whole lot more! The show was amazing! I freakin love this cast. They have so much energy and heart. Dominique Scott simply IS DREW! He is so perfect for the role! He takes Constantine rips him up and kills him with his performance. Alyssa Herrera was on for Sherrie she was good. She was a good actress and a good singer. I feel he voice is better suited for more classical songs, but he full on performance was wonderful! Her wig looked kind of weird though. I felt bad for her. In her solo for "Don't Stop Belevin" she coughed and got a bit off beat. Justin Colombo was so FING funny as Lonny! I swear he should have his own comedy show! Matt Ban is super funny as Dennis. He is such a hippie. Amma Osei is so damn amazing as Justice. Those long notes she holds out are to die for. Once again Katie Postotnik is such a standout as Regina (I'll never get tired of that name)! And now, THE NEW FRANZ! Adam Fane is so amazing! I was worried, because I really liked Stephen as Franz, but something about Adam is just right in all the right places. I laughed every minute he was on stage. I also think this is his first professional/national tour! The ensemble, well they were amazing! DUH! AHHH I LOVE THIS SHOW! I have Rock Of Ages FEVER! Hmm what would I rate this show 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 out of 10 :)
Stage Door/Backstage Tour:
Yay! So after everyone left the manager came out and greeted us! He was so super nice! He took us on stage and showed us around. Then the cast members started to come. First to come out was Adam Fane (Franz)! He was so nice. Then we found out that we are friends with a guy we both know! He was like "Its a small world after all". Then Philip Peterson (Hertz) came out! He was really nice. Then Justin Colombo (Lonny) came out. He was so nice and we talked about the differences about enthusiastic audiences. Then he asked to take a picture with me. I was like ok, you’re the performer not me. Then Dominique Scott (Drew) and Katie Postotnik (Regina) came out. Dominique was like are you Sal. I was so psyched he knew my name! Then I asked Katie if she got my mail and she said Yes I got it yesterday! Then so many other people came out and signed my Playbills. Then Dominique and the manager took me backstage to see the dressing rooms. Dom and the guy who played Stacie Jaxx share a dressing room at this stop. The Dominique showed me the mail I sent him he has it hanging up on his wall! Then we took a picture! Then we looked a little more backstage and they showed us the memo about how I was coming! God, I felt so special! Then Dom had to go :(, but the manager and I walked around for a little bit. He told me how some of the somewhat special effects work. HE WAS SUCH A NICE GUY! Then the tour was over. It was so much fun! I WILL NEVER FORGET IT!
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