Wednesday, November 30, 2022

BAT OUT OF HELL – THE MUSICAL GOES FULL THROTTLE FOR SOLD-OUT OPENING NIGHT AT PARIS LAS VEGAS, OCT. 7

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Bat Out of Hell – The Musical celebrated its highly anticipated official opening in its brand-new, immersive theatre at Paris Las Vegas on Oct. 7, 2022. The sold-out audience filled with VIPs, rock fans and musical theatre enthusiasts alike were treated to an electrifying performance of back-to-back hit numbers from Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s best-selling albums including “Bat Out of Hell” and “Bat Out of Hell: Back to Hell,” punctuated by high-octane special effects, pyrotechnics and a colossal set. The 26-member ensemble, live band and larger-than-life choreography transported showgoers into an alluring post-apocalyptic city filled with forbidden love and rebellious youth. 

“Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s jaw-dropping songs soar with an unbelievable all-star cast. With motorcycles, explosions and driving choreography the 85-minute show fits beautifully into the Paris Theater,” shared Jay Scheib, Director of Bat Out of Hell – The Musical. “I am so excited for Las Vegas to finally see the cast and crew’s hard work, and Jim’s dream come to life on stage.”

Before curtain call, the cast of Bat Out of Hell – The Musical arrived to its new, permanent home on the Las Vegas Strip on custom motorcycles to pose for photos and greet fans. The special welcome moment marked the musical production’s official arrival to Paris Las Vegas. After the 85-minute production and standing ovation, the cast, crew, producers, creative team and invited guests enjoyed a Bat Out of Hell-themed after party fit for a rockstar at Pool á París, nestled under the hotel’s Eiffel Tower.

Bat Out of Hell brings to life the legendary ballads of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf, uniquely capturing the magic and excitement of a musical with the untameable energy of rock n’ roll. Bat Out of Hell – The Musical has book, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman, direction by Jay Scheib, musical supervision and additional arrangements by Michael Reed, with choreography adapted by Xena Gusthart, set and costume design by Jon Bausor, original costume designs by Meentje Nielsen, video design by Finn Ross, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestrations by Steve Sidwell, original wig designs by Linda McKnight and casting by Louanne Madorma. Bat Out of Hell is produced by Michael CohlTony Smith and David Sonenberg with executive producer Julian Stoneman and managed in Las Vegas by BASE Entertainment.

About Bat Out of Hell – The Musical Cast and Band
The epic tale of rebellious youth and romance is performed by a powerhouse cast, hand selected by the all-star producers, including: Travis Cormier as the coveted starring role of Strat, the immortal leader of The Lost who first received mainstream recognition for his viral audition of “Dream On” on the Canadian version of “The Voice,” Alize Cruz, a local Las Vegas entertainer who plays Raven, the stunning daughter and heiress to the Falco fortune, known for her previous roles in the touring productions of “Sound of Music,” and “The Little Mermaid,” entertainment veteran Travis Cloer, who takes on the role of Falco, the tyrannical ruler and father of Raven, known for his part in the Tony and GRAMMY Award-winning Broadway production of “Jersey Boys” and Anne Martinez as Sloane, wife of Falco and mother of Raven, seen on stages across the Las Vegas Strip for her roles in “Jubilee!,” “Showstoppers,” “Fantasy,” “Zombie Burlesque,” “50 Shades the Musical” and much more.

Cormier, Cruz, Cloer, and Martinez are joined on stage by an impressive roster of main characters such as: Mecca Hicks as Zahara, Je’Shaun Jackson as Jagwire, Freddy Lealoukoula as Tink, Mikayla Agrella as Valkyrie, best known for her live performance roles in “Anastasia: The Musical,” and “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” and Jared Svoboda as Ledoux, previously seen in productions like “Chicago,” “Newsies” and “The Little Mermaid,” along with a supporting cast of singers, actors and dancers including: Matthew Ballestero as Markevitch, Kyle Becker as O’Dessasuite, Kris Bona as Esquivel, Connor Crowley as Denym, Mitchell Gray as Hoffman, Joe Hebel as Hollander, Waverly Jade as Kwaidan, Kyle Kuhlman as Goddesilla, Drew Lake as Bessamy, Ally Mendoza as Leibeswoosh, Paige Anne Mills as Mordema, Justine Rafael as Lunarrow, Jeffery Ricca as Vanveeteren, James Simpson as Astrogranger, Rachel Wirtz as Vilmos and Laura Wright as Scherzzo.

The production is also complemented by a live band of well-known guitarists, bassists and percussionists such as: Flint Hawes, famed musical director and conductor, Jake Langley, previously seen on tour with Bobby “Blue” Band, Donnie and Marie Osmond, Willie Nelson and The Righteous Brothers, Tyler Williams, former musical director who performed with Andrea Bocelli and in several Broadway productions, Chris Cicchino, former lead guitarist of “Rock of Ages,” Alex Stopa, Las Vegas-based percussionist who has performed alongside Idina Menzel, Aretha Franklin and in “Wicked,” “The Lion King” and Mary Poppins, Rachel Julian, whose performance credits include Las Vegas Philharmonic, “Lion King – Las Vegas” and “Hairspray,” Dave Richardson, acoustic guitarist and New England folk musician and Angela Chan-Stopa, Las Vegas-based composer and lyricist.

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