Rock of Ages playing at Wyong, and Dragon coming to Toronto Hotel

EIGHTIES RULE: Some of the cast from 'Rock of Ages' which opens at The Art House, Wyong, next Friday, May 25. Picture: Supplied
EIGHTIES RULE: Some of the cast from 'Rock of Ages' which opens at The Art House, Wyong, next Friday, May 25. Picture: Supplied

TICKETS are now on sale for the Wyong Musical Theatre Company production of Rock of Ages which opens at The Art House, Wyong, next week.

The comedic rock musical takes audiences back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair.

It’s a Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical featuring the hits of bands such as Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon and Twisted Sister, and singers such as Pat Benatar, among others.

The show opens next Friday night, May 25, at 7.30pm.

The final performance will be on Saturday night, June 2.

Tickets start at $33. Phone 4335 1485 or visit thearthousewyong.com.au.

Dragon concert

Dragon will perform in the beer garden at Toronto Hotel on September 16. Tickets are now on sale. Picture: David Stewart

Dragon will perform in the beer garden at Toronto Hotel on September 16. Tickets are now on sale. Picture: David Stewart

TICKETS are also on sale for the Dragon gig in the beer garden of Toronto Hotel on September 16.

This one’s expected to be a sell-out.

Dragon are touring the east coast of Australia, this time paying tribute to Countdown and the UK chartbusters of the 1980s.

It means Dragon are performing their take on hits by the likes of Queen, Tears for Fears, The Police, Madness and Duran Duran. Dragon also performs their biggest hits in the two-hour shows.

For singer Mark Williams, it was the changing way of music in the 80s that made it so exciting. 

“I’m a big fan of the UK 80s sound,” he said. 

“Digital was young, new and ear-splitting then and we were all experimenting with sequencers and programming. The 80s gave us a new-found freedom.

“It is funny how one is guided by the way that music is heading at the time, however, when you’re involved so much in it, you’re not thinking about that, only thinking of the music itself. Being part of creating the sound of that era, it was an exciting time.”

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