The Malta Independent 17 June 2024, Monday
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It's ‘The Final Countdown’

Monday, 12 September 2016, 15:10 Last update: about 9 years ago

Malta's longest-running musical comes to a close after three-month, five-star run

Malta's longest-running musical, Rock of Ages, is coming to a close after a successful three-month residency at the City Theatre in Valletta. It has certainly been successful, having received standing ovations at every performance, and over 100 five-star reviews online. Now audiences have one last chance to catch it before it closes on 14 September.

"When we decided to produce Rock of Ages we believed it would be popular, but had no idea quite how popular," says TAC Theatre's Wesley Ellul. "The response from our audiences has been fantastic, both in terms of ticket numbers, and in their enjoyment of the show. Watching an audience jump to its feet in enjoyment and dancing along with the cast is a real treat. It's been an honour to be part of."

Rock of Ages' all-star local cast includes Chris Dingli, Kurt Calleja, Nadia Vella, Taryn Mamo Cefai, Colin Fitz, Katherine Brown, Stefan Cheriet Busutil, Rachel Fabri Camilleri and Airport Impressions' Errol Sammut. It features song by Styx, Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister, Poison, and Europe, among others.  It is directed by Wesley Ellul and Marc Cabourdin, with musical direction by Renzo Spiteri, choreography by Sue Vassallo and vocal coaching by Roger Tirazona.

A few tickets to the final Rock of Ages show are available from

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