Filled with big hair, bigger egos and plenty of power ballads, the Broadway sensation ROCK OF AGES plays in the Jeffers Theatre at HCT from January 27th through February 4th.
Returning to the Hickory Community Theatre stage, in a production she says "I've prepared for all my life", is Ensemble member Lucy Weaver.
A Hickory native, Weaver's ties to HCT trace back to her grandparents' support of The Hickory Little Theater, the forerunner to today's Hickory Community Theatre. Weaver studied Music Therapy and Vocal Performance at UNC Asheville, and currently works as an educator at HCT and the Hickory Music Factory. Weaver's most recent Hickory Community Theatre roles include Trix the Aviatrix in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Hecate in MABETH, and Grace O'Malley in THE PIRATE QUEEN, for which she received a Kay Award for Outstanding Leading Female. She has also appeared in SOMETHING ROTTEN, EVITA and DISENCHANTED, and stage managed BY THE BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL SEA.
Says Weaver, "I was trained classically so that I could sing rock music without hurting myself." And while the search is not over for Weaver, who longs to travel the world as the lead singer of a rock band, for the time being she is owning her musical dreams on the Hickory Community Theatre stage.
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 hickorytheatre.org, 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)