Directed by Mike Todaro
Some of the greatest rock anthems of the 70's, 80's and 90's take centerstage in the wicked new rock cabaret musical POWER BALLADZ, debuting Off-Broadway at the Midtown Theatre. POWER BALLADZ is a 90-minute rock tribute that gives audiences the chance to unleash their inner rock star: part comedy, part interactive game show, and a genuine joy ride through the music and legend of rock songs by powerhouse bands such as Guns 'N' Roses, Journey, Heart, Queens, Bon Jovi, Styx and more. POWER BALLADZ is created by Mike Todaro, Dan Nycklemoe with Peter Rothstein, and written by Mr. Todaro and Mr. Nycklemoe.
At POWER BALLADZ you can celebrate the best music of the 70's 80's and 90's and liberate the rock star inside of you. The formula is simple: start with some blood-pumping arena rock songs by Motley Crue, Poison, Guns 'N'Roses, Journey and other kick-ass arena bands, add some talented rock singers, give them a full band, lots of lights, a fog machine, a video projection screen, plenty of leather and long hair, and you've got a concert, indeed an extravaganza. And while the POWER BALLADZ band knows how to rock, the show takes an unexpected turn when the high school sweetheart of one of the musicians stumbles into the show after ten years apart, raising the question -- will he be man enough to finally score the girl of his dreams?
An evening at POWER BALLADZ begins 30 minutes prior to curtain with interactive trivia games, rock trivia contests and an opportunity for theaudience to socialize and meet their fellow concert-goers. Following theperformance, ticket holders have access to a live-band rock anthem karaoke show during which they are welcome to perform on stage and realize their own POWER BALLADZ fantasies.
Cast includes Dieter Bierbrauer (VIOLET, FIGARO at The Guthrie), Scott Richard Foster (BROOKLYN on Broadway, SESSIONS), and Mary Mossberg (NEXT TO NORMAL,WONDERLAND: ALICE's NEW MUSICAL ADVENTURE.)
Previews start August 5th prior to an official press opening on August 19th. For additional information on POWER BALLADZ please visit www.powerballadz.com.
Mon,Thurs, Fri, & Sun at 9PM
Saturdays at 6PM & 10PM
Added performance Wed 8/5 at 9PM
No 10PM performance on Sat 8/21
Theater: Midtown Theater
Address: 163 West 46th Street
New York, NY
Cost:$69.99 general admission
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