Performing Arts Center to present 50 Years of Rock and Roll Oct. 17
Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock and Roll is coming to the UGA Performing Arts Center Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. With a cast of stars from Broadway's most popular rock musicals accompanied by an onstage band of veteran rock and roll musicians, the show tells the story of the music that changed the world.
Tracing the roots of rock and roll in the1940s through the glory years of the '50s, '60s and '70s, up until MTV in the early '80s, Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock and Roll pays tribute to music icons such as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Aretha Franklin, the Who, Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen and Fleetwood Mac.
Musical director Neil Berg is the composer/co-lyricist, along with Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, of the award-winning rock musical The 12. He is also the composer/lyricist of the hit Off-Broadway musical The Prince and the Pauper. As a producer, he is the creator of 100 Years of Broadway which is now the No. 1 Broadway touring concert in the U.S., playing in more than 120 cities a year for the past decade.
Tickets for 50 Years of Rock and Roll are $39 to $46. They can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400. UGA students can purchase tickets for $6 with a valid UGA ID, limit one ticket per student.