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Rocking The Stage: Meet Ensemble member Alissa Corey

An electrifying tribute to the iconic music of the 1980s, the Tony-nominated ROCK OF AGES plays in the Jeffers Theatre at HCT from January 27th through February 4th.

Making a raucous return to the Hickory Community Theatre stage is Ensemble member Alissa Corey.

Originally hailing from the vacation destination that is Miami, Florida, it was a fateful trip to The Tarheel State that ultimately brought Corey and her family to their current home in Catawba County. Corey is a student at Catawba Valley Community College, where she is working on her AFA-Theatre degree. When not immersed in theatrical studies, Corey keeps her creativity going by making and playing music, dancing, and drawing.

Corey has previously appeared at Hickory Community Theatre as part of the Kay Award-winning Outstanding Ensemble in NEWSIES, and in LION KING JR. She has also performed in THE MUSIC MAN for Hickory Ballet & Performing Arts, and has been especially active at Old Colony Players in such recent productions as SWEENEY TODD, CYRANO DE BERGERAC, FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, and THE WIZARD OF OZ.

A "huge fan of classic rock" and self-described "actor most likely to break out in a dance", Corey is delighted to be part of the flash and furious fun of ROCK OF AGES, and the "feeling of community" she finds at HCT.

Performances of ROCK OF AGES are Fridays and Saturdays, January 27th through February 4th at 7:30 PM; Sunday, January 29th at 2:30 PM; and, Thursday, February 2nd at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for youth and students.

Tickets are available online at, or by phone at 828-328-2283. The theatre box office is open from 12-5 PM Wednesday through Friday, or one half-hour before a performance.

ROCK OF AGES is rated R for strong language and adult situations.

ROCK OF AGES is produced in association with Lowes Foods, Alex Lee and MDI. The Hickory Community Theatre’s 74th season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive, SunBelt Xpress and Frye Regional Medical Center. HCT is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

(Photo: Eric Seale)

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