CONSTANTINE MAROULIS – Comes to the Curran Theatre in “Rock of Ages”

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Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
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ROCK OF AGES plays the Curran Theatre (445 Geary Street) March 8th through April 9th as part of the 2010-2011 Best of Broadway series under the direction of Carole Shorenstein Hays. The music that ignited a generation and the classic rock love story of the decade erupts into Broadway’s best party. The show is packed with the sounds of such feel-good, 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.
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Coming directly from Broadway is previously announced Tony Award Nominee and “American Idol” finalist, Constantine Maroulis, who will reprise his acclaimed performance as Drew. Maroulis made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award Nominated 2007 production of Wedding Singer and co-starred in Off Broadway’s critically acclaimed production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.

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CONSTANTINE MAROULIS

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BROADWAY COMPANY – with Constantine Maroulis

Photo, Joan Marcus

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80s. This multiple Tony Award nominee ROCK OF AGES is an arena-rock love story told through the major hits of JOURNEY, NIGHT RANGER, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more.

Featured performers include MiG Ayesa as “Stacee Jaxx”, Nick Cordero as “Dennis”, Rebecca Faulkenberry as “Sherrie”, Patrick Lewallen as “Lonny”, Teresa Stanley as “Justice”, Casey Tuma as “Regina”, Bret Tuomi as “Hertz”, and Travis Walker as “Franz”. Rounding out the cast is Angela Brydon, Joey Calveri, Daniel Luis Domenech,  Lindsay Janisse, Sean Jenness, Holly Laurent, Lauralynn McClelland, Rashad Naylor, Josh Sassanella and Erika Shannon.

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REBECCA FAULKENBERRY and CONSTANTINE MAROULIS

Photo, Winslow Townson

The National Company of ROCK OF AGES is directed by Tony Award Nominee Kristin Hanggi (Bare, Pussycat Dolls on the Sunset Strip) and choreographed by Kelly Devine (Jersey Boys – Associate Choreographer). The book is by Chris D’Arienzo (writer and director of the film Barry Munday), the music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations are by Ethan Popp (Tarzan; Europe: We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia) and the original arrangements are by David Gibbs (Counting Crows, Film: That Thing You Do).

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TOM LENK and LAUREN MOLINA
Photo, Winslow Townson

Scenic design is by Beowulf Boritt (Spelling Bee, LoveMusik), costume design is by Tony Award Nominee Gregory Gale (Cyrano, The Wedding Singer), lighting design is by Jason Lyons (The Threepenny Opera), sound design is by Tony Award Nominee Peter Hylenski (Shrek), and projection design is by Zachary Borovay (A Catered Affair).

A New Line Cinema film of ROCK OF AGES will be directed by Adam Shankman (Hairspray), distributed by Warner Bros. is scheduled to be released in 2011.

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BROADWAY COMPANY – with Constantine Maroulis

Photo, Joan Marcus

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Seán Martinfield
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Seán Martinfield, who also serves as Fine Arts Critic, is a native San Franciscan. He is a Theatre Arts Graduate from San Francisco State University, a professional singer, and well-known private vocal coach to Bay Area actors and singers of all ages and persuasions. His clients have appeared in Broadway National Tours including Wicked, Aïda, Miss Saigon, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, in theatres and cabarets throughout the Bay Area, and are regularly featured in major City events including Diva Fest, Gay Pride, and Halloween In The Castro. As an Internet consultant in vocal development and audition preparation he has published thousands of responses to those seeking his advice concerning singing techniques, professional and academic auditions, and careers in the Performing Arts. Mr. Martinfield’s Broadway clients have all profited from his vocal methodology, “The Belter’s Method”. If you want answers about your vocal technique, post him a question on AllExperts.com. If you would like to build up your vocal performance chops and participate in the Bay Area’s rich theatrical scene, e-mail him at: sean.martinfield@comcast.net.

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