1. The band, made up of keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), drummer Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr, Electric Light Orchestra), lead guitar Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio, Revolution Saints), bassist Tony Franklin (The Firm, Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers) and rhythm guitarist Brent Woods (Warrant, Sebastian Bach) and alto saxophonist Brandon Fields (Tower Of Power, George Benson), is tight as hell. A fan of rock, metal, and progressive metal will not help but bang their heads to the beats and rhythms that were especially composed for this show.
2. It will inspire you to work out! It’s hard not to be wowed and blown away by the athleticism and artistry exhibited by the dancers. If this wasn’t the ultimate motivation to inspire a fan to work out, then nothing is. Seriously, they make a Lebron James or Tiger Woods look like couch potatoes.
3. The perfect date night for your rock/metal loving boyfriend/husband. Fellas, do you cringe at the idea of being dragged to the ballet by your wife/girlfriend? Have no fear, this is one show that she will love and will not put you to sleep or bore you. Lure her with the ballet, go for the rock. In the end, everybody will enjoy both parts of the show. She will finally be happy you are taking her out somewhere nice for once and you can still raise up the devil horns.
4. The perfect date night for your sophisticated wife/girlfriend. Girls, if you’re tired of going out to sporting events and ear splitting rock concerts and are having a heck of a time getting your man to see sit through something cultured and artistic, you should take him to this show. Lure him by saying that it stars musicians who were in bands like Dream Theater, Whitesnake, and Warrant, and go for the ballet. Even the most hardcore beer chugging, tail-gating rock fan will have to give props to the feats and outright stunts performed by the Russian ballet team. As a ballet fan, one has to wonder why this combination hasn’t been devised before. It will be hard to imagine a ballet without rock ‘n roll by shows end.
5. Try something new for once in your life! Let’s face it, if you’ve been to about 5 rock concerts in your life, you’ve pretty much seen them all. That stops with this show. You have not seen anything like it. The band is on an elevated stage about 15 feet above the main stage, yet there is no feeling of disconnect at all between the band and the dance performance. It’s probably because the music and the story told on stage are so complementary. Even ballet haters will agree that the rock band is enhanced by the dancers. And rock fans who usually have their eyes entranced by the strumming of strings or the pounding of skin will actually be looking at the main stage most of the time!