WATCH: Rock Meets Classical Music on Broadway in Upcoming 'Rocktopia'

December 21, 2017
 Rocktopia performs at Broward Center


The ultimate genre-bending project is coming in Spring 2018, reports Variety. Blending rock with classical music, Rocktopia is headed to Broadway to blow your mind and “break down barriers and any preconceived notion of what either genre is about,” says Rob Evan, one of the show’s five featured singers.

Don’t believe us? Check out this preview. We’re not gonna lie—it actually looks pretty incredible.

It kinda rocks, doesn’t it?

Attendees can expect to hear a fusion of the genres through the music of classical composers like Mozart, Handel, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven woven into songs by Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, U2, Heart, Styx, Journey, and Foreigner, among others.

According to The New York Times, the show will be broken into themes like “love” and “angst,” so, for example, “Something” by The Beatles will pair with Puccini’s “Musetta’s Waltz” like a fine wine and cheese for a romantic feel. The show’s singers will be backed by a choir, full symphony orchestra, and of course—a five-piece rock band.

Rocktopia will run from March 20-Aprl 29, 2018 at the Broadway Theater. Interested? Here’s where you can explore tickets.