Spring Play hopes to rock Duffy Theater

The show, “Rock of Ages”, hopes to bring its viewers back to the 1980s and push the technical limits of the Duffy Theater.

Ben Franzone, Contributor

Rock of Ages, this year’s spring play, will take you back in time to the 1980s to experience a mix of all the big hits from artists such as Bon Jovi, Pat Benetar and Def Leppard. The show follows the story of a group of up and coming rock stars, trying to make it in the music world.

This year’s cast is very diverse, having a wide variety of students from all grade levels. From freshmen to seniors, the cast is incredibly talented. 

Dr. Jim Fry, the show’s director, wants to bring an authentic feeling to the show.

“[We] want people to walk into the theater and feel like they are at a 1980s Rock and Roll venue. I really want to push the envelope with the lighting, technology and special effects, to see what the Duffy Theater can do,” Fry said.

JD Triolo, a senior at Malvern, will be taking the stage one last time portraying the role of Lonny in Rock of Ages. JD is well known around campus for his singing ability and enjoys showcasing his talents during the shows.

Triolo has been singing since he was about six years old. His first Malvern performance was in sixth grade; he was Lumiere, from Beauty and the Beast. 

“It’ll be fun to sing songs that everyone knows. The audience will be very active in the show, so it should be fun interacting with them,” Triolo said. 

As it is Triolo’s last Malvern performance, he wants to make it special.

“[I want to] leave it all out there and go out with a bang,” Triolo said.

The show takes place on March 6, 7, 13, and 14, all shows being at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the show are $17.00 and can be found on Malvern Prep’s website.