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PHOTOS | Rockers are ready for Horsham Arts Council’s Rock Of Ages

PREPARE TO ROCK: Brady King, surrounded by cast members, from left, Tahli Burford, Ella Ballinger and Bella Patterson, is ready to take the stage as Stacee Jaxx in Horsham Arts Council’s Rock of Ages. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

PREPARE TO ROCK: Brady King, surrounded by cast members, from left, Tahli Burford, Ella Ballinger and Bella Patterson, is ready to take the stage as Stacee Jaxx in Horsham Arts Council’s Rock of Ages. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

By Lotte Reiter
Wimmera audiences can jump back into the groove of the 80’s as Horsham Arts Council prepares big hair, big energy and even bigger guitar solos in its latest production.
Cast members are preparing for ‘the final countdown’ to Rock of Ages before the show takes to stage from May 9 to 18 for eight jam-packed performances celebrating a golden era of music.
Director Erin Boutcher, making her directorial debut for Horsham Arts Council, said audiences can anticipate ‘nothin’ but a good time’ in the ‘electric energy’ production.
“I just can’t wait for the audience to hear the songs. The energy is so high right from the start, I think Horsham will love it,” she said.
“It is one of these shows where there is so much colour – big hair, bright costumes, men in make-up, it is really high energy.
“And the band is really central to the show, they are dressed up and part of the cast, which I think will be something new for audiences.”
Rock of Ages features nine new Horsham Arts Council cast members, including Ballarat’s Dylan Shalless taking on lead-role of Drew, and Rachel De Graca Costa playing Sherrie.
Council president Simon Dandy, who plays Hertz Klinneman, likened the show to a rock concert with live band Arsenal ‘absolutely rocking out’ on stage.
“If anyone wasn’t into traditional theatre then I think this is the one to come to, it has something for everybody,” he said.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if audience members felt the need to get up and dance.
“We all get caught up in our own lives and our everyday problems, but this is a show where people can come for a couple of hours and leave better than they were before. I think people will be walking out of the hall singing and smiling.
“The big group songs stand out because everyone is on stage doing something, it is an absolute buzz to perform and all the cast is really getting into it.
“And I think the audience will really appreciate the fact that we have a lot of local talent on show.”
People keen to rock-out all night long can visit www.horshamtownhall.com.au or call the town hall box office on 5382 9555 to buy tickets.

Chris verteegan and Benji Dixon in Horsham Arts Council's Rock Of Ages.

Chris Versteegan and Benji Dixon in Horsham Arts Council’s Rock Of Ages.

Sophie Trudel, Sophie Koschmann, Paige Schmidt and Brittany Bates in Horsham Arts Council's Rock Of Ages.

Sophie Trudel, Sophie Koschmann, Paige Schmidt and Brittany Bates in Horsham Arts Council’s Rock Of Ages.

Sophie Koschmann, Dylan Shalless, Paige Schmidt, Chris Versteegan, Brittany Bates, Benji Dixon and Sophie Trudel in Horsham Arts Council's Rock Of Ages.

Sophie Koschmann, Dylan Shalless, Paige Schmidt, Chris Versteegan, Brittany Bates, Benji Dixon and Sophie Trudel in Horsham Arts Council’s Rock Of Ages.

Chris Versteegan as Lonny in Horsham Arts Council's Rock Of Ages.

Chris Versteegan as Lonny in Horsham Arts Council’s Rock Of Ages.

Siobhan Delaney, Ireland, Scott Robinson, Canada, and Benji Dixon, New Zealand, represent the foreign legion in Horsham Arts Council's Rock Of Ages.

Siobhan Delaney, Ireland, Scott Robinson, Canada, and Benji Dixon, New Zealand, represent the foreign legion in Horsham Arts Council’s Rock Of Ages.

Rachel Da Graca Costa and Dylan Shalless in Horsham Arts Council's Rock Of Ages.

Rachel Da Graca Costa and Dylan Shalless in Horsham Arts Council’s Rock Of Ages.

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