Rock of Ages Is a Smash Hit at the Venetian

By Nikki Artale

Las Vegas Informer

Full Vegas Company - Credit Denise Truscello

Photo credit: Nikki Artale

We started out the night at a pre-show reception in a theme bar, the Bourbon Room for cocktails and appetizers before going to the Rock of Ages Theater at The Venetian. There was over one hour of entertainment by the Bourbon Room Girls and Marvelless Mark that set the pace for the rock and roll fun for the entire evening.

Marvelless Mark and Nikki Artale; Marvelless Mark performs at the Bourbon Room

Rock of Ages gaming machines located across from the Bourbon Room; Photo credit: Nikki Artale

Rock of Ages is the biggest and newest party on the strip, featuring the great rock songs of the 80’s, including “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “I Wanna Know What Love Is,” “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and many more heavy metal smash hits.

Kyle Lowder - Wanted Dead or Alive - Credit Denise Truscello

The show was fast paced and the cast was energetic, talented and they had the audience rocking and dancing in their seats. It tells the story of Sherrie, played by Carrie St. Louis and Drew, played by Justin Mortelliti who come to L.A. to make their dreams come true and make it big, seeking fame and fortune on the sunset strip in 1987.

Mark Shunock and Justin Mortelliti - Credit Denise Truscello

Kyle Lowder and Carrie St. Louis 2 - Wanted Dead or Alive - Credit Denise Truscello

The performers belted out the songs and danced their hearts out and the audience responded with LED flashlights that magically lit the theater at different times when they sang certain ballads. At times it looked like a fairy land.

Mark Shunock and Carrie St. Louis - Credit Denise Truscello

Rock of Ages brought us back to re-live our rock and roll days of fun and wonderful memories of our youth. We automatically stood up at the finale and clapped and cheered and wanted more. It made the heart feel good again.

Go see this feel good musical, live at The Venetian Las Vegas, Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.; dark on Mondays, or call The Venetian box office at (866) 641-7469.

Nikki Artale

Nikki Artale, a woman of many professional backgrounds and experiences, is originally from a small town in North New Jersey. She moved here to Las Vegas back in 1995 to pursue the booming real estate market and is a contributing columnist for the Las Vegas Informer  – interviewing the stars and entertainers for “Vegas Stars.” She has hosted a radio talk show, Celebrity News at All Talk Radio and has also been a part of a live internet webcast at “Live at the Studio.” Her numerous interviews with those responsible for the glamour behind Las Vegas can be found on her website

Nikki has also been active in the entertainment industry behind the camera – she belongs to the Screen Actors Guild and has been in numerous movies and has also judged screenplays for the Las Vegas Film Fest. Not only has she been behind the camera in the industry but also as a critic and has written many show reviews. You can usually find her at big entertainment events with her Nikon camera and smile, ready to review, interview, and capture the moments that make the night.

Aside from her lengthy experience in the entertainment industry she is also a successful Real Estate broker with 30 years of professional and dedicated services. She serves the greater Las Vegas area and has an in depth knowledge of the real estate housing market. She prides herself in giving excellent service to buyers and sellers with 100% of her time. You can contact her with the information below for any questions, comments or requests of services. 702-279-7001

If you are Buying or Selling go to my real estate site to search the MLS for listings: Las Vegas Real Estate. 

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