Could you please give our readers some insight into your role in this show?
I would be very happy to. Over the pandemic, through conversations with close friends and associates, I decided that I really wanted to do something to help kick-start the Toronto theatre scene after the intense restrictions of the pandemic. So to that end, I founded More Entertainment, a company dedicated to presenting new, exciting, and dynamic presentations of shows, concerts, and spectaculars. Since inception, I have been able to bring on a world-class group of administrators, marketers, producers, creatives, and technical people in order to form an expert team – a team to whom I owe so much of our current success. I am currently acting as the executive producer of the show and have been lucky enough to garner the faith of investors, who are just as eager as I am to thrill Toronto audiences in 2023.
Being the CEO of More Entertainment means you can bring lots of fun to the fans. How does the Rock of Ages open the door to new events in the future?
I think the answer to this question can be provided in two parts. The first is about Rock of Ages itself. The Toronto production of Rock of Ages is but its inaugural presentation. Thereafter, we are very happy to say that the show will be embarking on an international tour, hitting locations overseas first, then returning for a robust tour of Canada and the United States. As such, I urge my fellow Torontonians to get their tickets now, before the show goes off and rocks the rest of the globe!
The second part of the answer really is more about More Entertainment. It is my hope, as well as that of my amazing team, that Rock of Ages is but the first of many offerings we can bring to this exciting city. In future years, we are hoping to be able to offer not only further theatre shows, but also concerts, festivals, special events, and spectaculars to the Toronto scene.