Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Classic Music Meets Classic Rock: Handel’s Messiah Rocks @ Fox Theatre One Night Only: Sunday, Nov 21

“We are delighted to bring a glorious night of music to the Fabulous Fox Theatre with Handel’s Messiah Rocks on Sunday, November 21 at 7 pm,” states Christopher B. Manos, Producer of Theater of the Stars. “This groundbreaking musical event blends classical music with classic rock and breathes new life into George Fredrick Handel’s most performed oratorio. It is sure to be an unforgettable evening! Tickets are on sale NOW at Ticketmaster outlets, the Fox Theatre Box Office, by calling 800-982-2787, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. And there are special group rates available through Fox Theatre

Group Sales at 404-881-2000.”

Handel’s Messiah Rocks features stunning visual effects, thrilling songs, a live orchestra, a rock band and Broadway soloists, along with local adult and children’s choirs!

Featured soloists are:

Mike Eldred (The Tenor) has thrilled audiences for over 20 years. His Broadway shows include Les Misérables (Jean Valjean), The Civil War and Jesus Christ Superstar. Eldred performs often with America's greatest symphony orchestras. He was featured in the PBS special “Dennis Deyoung And The Music Of STYX,” and he starred as Tony on the Naxos International recording of the Nashville Symphony's West Side Story. Eldred has released five solo recordings, including his Holiday CD, “Let It Begin.” For more information on Elred visit www.mikeeldred.com.

Jeremiah Jones (The Baritone). His favorite roles include Billy Bigelow in the West End revival of Carousel; Curly in Oklahoma! in 1st national tour of the Cameron MacIntosh revival; Doctor Shocker in The Gay Bride Of Frankenstein; The Beast in Beauty and the Beast; and Bobby Child in Crazy For You for which he received an LA Ovation nomination. He is an internationally known recording artist: member of "TEATRO" (SONY) and recently released his 2010 debut solo album entitled "Tupelo.” For more information about Jeremiah visit www.Teatromusic.com or www.Jeremiahjames.net.

Ramona Keller (The Woman) made her Broadway debut in Smokey Joe's Cafe as the standby for BJ, Pattie, and Brenda. She "originated" the roles of Radio 1, in Caroline Or Change and Ms. Paradice, in Bklyn the Musical on Broadway. Some of her regional credits include, Dreamgirls,

Lonestar Love, Beehive, The Buddy Holly Story, and she was featured in the musical review In Time with Hugh Jackman in Las Vegas.

The traditional composition of Handel’s Messiah has been performed annually for 240 years and has legions of fans throughout the world. Handel’s Messiah Rocks is sure to delight those who know and love the music, as well as win over many new fans. Selections included in the concert are: Overture, Comfort Ye, He’ll Come in Glory, He is Fire, Hallelujah and more. For more details about the show, visit www.MessiahRocks.com.

Handel’s Messiah Rocks was adapted by Jason Howland and libretto, adapted by Dani Davis, is based on the original oratorio by George Frederick Handel with libretto by Charles Jennens. It is produced by NETworks Presentations, LLC and directed by Dani Davis.

NETworks Presentations, LLC (Producer) Since 1995, NETworks has produced and managed over 70 touring productions in the US., U.K. and internationally . Current productions include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Young Frankenstein, and the Lincoln Center’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, Handel’s Messiah Rocks, Spring Awakening, A Chorus Line, Blue Man Group National Tour and The New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables touring the U.S.

Theater of the Stars celebrates its 58th Anniversary as one of the nation’s premier regional theater companies. A civic not-for-profit cultural treasure, Theater of the Stars is dedicated to presenting and producing the best in musical theater. To learn more about our history of excellence, visit www.theaterofthestars.com

Handel’s Messiah Rocks will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta for one performance only on Sunday, November 21 at 7 pm. Tickets are on sale NOW at area Ticketmaster outlets, the Fox Theatre Box Office, by calling 800-982-2787 and online at www.ticketmaster.com. Prices range from $25-$65. Special Group Rates are available through Fox Theatre Group Sales at 404-881-2000.

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