Submitted by Emma Kacur , September 15, 2022, 2022, VOL. 4 ISSUE 2
Miss live theatre? So did we! TASC Niagara is back and better than ever and they’re returning to
the stage this October with the musical Rock of Ages. Rock of Ages is set in 1987’s Los Angeles in
the iconic Sunset strip where famous bands of the 80s frequented the club’s stages. Rock of
Ages feature the rock and roll music of this time, incorporated in the story of the Bourbon
Room on the Sunset strip. A young waitress tries to make her dreams of being the next big star
come true and falls in love along the way. Meanwhile, the club owner tries to save the Bourbon
room from being destroyed in a real estate development, by engaging a rock star to play there.
Come see their adventures through songs such as ‘Hit me with your best shot’ ‘I want to know
what love is’, ‘Don’t stop believin’’ and more. Filled with colourful characters and epic songs,
this musical is sure to entertain. ‘Our goal is always to make people laugh and cry!’ Says Nancy
Kacur, President of TASC.
TASC Niagara is a charity that works with disabled people in the Niagara region. Since its
founding in 1998, they have been committed to discovering new ways for individuals with
disabilities to express themselves and develop positive, long lasting relationships. Through their
free performing arts program, participants are educated about theatre, including production,
acting, singing, music and dancing. This allows them to develop stronger communication skills,
and confidence and gives them a project to engage in with passion and interest. Past productions
included ‘Spamalot’, ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.
TASC Niagara’s performance of Rock of Ages is sponsored by BCM Insurance and TASC is grateful
for their support. TASC welcomes individuals and businesses to support their efforts by donating
raffle prizes, or buying an ad in the program or sponsoring a table advertisement. Please contact
Nancy for more information at 905 894 1768.
Rock of Ages has been in the works for a long time. Cast and volunteers started rehearsals in
2020 before the coronavirus forced them to shut down production. ‘It’s been a tough couple of
years.’ Nancy Kacur, President of TASC, says. ‘It’s so thrilling to be back together in person,
rehearsing together.’ For TASC members, theatre is about more than the acting though. ‘It’s
really very social.’ Kacur explains. ‘Through these productions, we’ve really formed a community
‘It’s just incredible to see how everyone really opens up and engages with one another
throughout the rehearsal process.’ Says Walter Deveau, TASC Vice President. ‘This program
really provides a space for disabled peoples to develop their talent and skills.’
The show premieres at the Crystal Ridge Community Centre on October 14th and runs on the
15th, 21st and 22nd. Tickets are $55. For tickets, call Nancy at 905 894 1768. Tickets are also
available at Left of Central and Tech Services Niagara. Tickets in advance only. All proceeds
support TASC Niagara’s programming.
Rock of Ages is a dinner theatre production, so bring both your appetite and your love for classic
rock and roll! Doors open at 5pm and a family style dinner is served at 6pm by the Lions Club
Be ready to ‘rock and roll all night’ with TASC Niagara this October!