Rocky is back!! Fans of The Carolina Opry and its original long-time piano player, Rocky Fretz, will have an opportunity to see him perform in a weekly piano matinee again in November and December, beginning on Wednesday, November 14.
Are you looking for a more intimate performance than the typical Opry show. Accompanied by his favorite bass player Patrick O’Leary, Rocky and a Piano will feature a variety of well-known classics as well as a few original compositions. Shows will also include holiday music and will be set amongst the stunning Christmas decorations at The Calvin Gilmore Theater.
Rocky joined The Carolina Opry as an original cast member in 1986, where his stunning piano solos and signature charisma consistently brought audiences to their feet. He continued to perform full-time through 2003, when he became a rotating artist pursuing his solo piano and recording career. In the intervening years he has been invited regularly to perform at The Carolina Opry in short runs. He will appear in the 2012 edition of The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, often called “the Christmas show of the South,” each evening for the length of its run.
Calvin Gilmore, owner and producer of The Carolina Opry, said “Rocky and a Piano is a great change of pace from what you usually see in our theater; just Rocky, a piano, and beautiful music. Our crowds just loved this show last year so we had to bring it back, the smaller setting creates a really unique and interactive experience that the audience loves.” Rocky Fretz said “It will be an honor to do this show again at The Calvin Gilmore Theater – and I have some surprises for you too. It’s going to be fun and inspiring all the way!” Sounds great!
Rocky and a Piano will run most Wednesdays, November 14, 2012 through January 2, 2013 at 2pm, and the performance will last approximately 50 minutes. For a complete list of show dates please contact The Carolina Opry Reservations line at 843-913-4000. Adult tickets are $29.95, or just $15.00 when packaged with The Carolina Opry Christmas Special. Restrictions apply, call for details.