Kyle Lowder rocked the soap world as DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ Brady and THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Rick. Now he’s stopping hearts with his lead role as long-haired, tattooed singer Stacee Jaxx in Rock Of Ages, the newest smash on the Las Vegas strip! Set in in 1987 (“the era of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair”), the drama tells the story of Drew and Sherrie, two wide-eyed but talented Los Angeles newcomers who chase their dreams while falling in love and crossing paths with the likes of jaded superstars like Jaxx.
Not only does the musical feature a host of your favorite 80s hits, but it also stars the classically-trained opera singer as the glam rocker belting them out. “It’s been very challenging, and not just with the singing but also with the character because he’s very complex,” Lowder confides. “He’s this conceited, ultra-cool rock god, but at the same time he’s a moron — it’s very comedic.”
From learning how not to “blow his tank” vocally when doing seven shows each week to doing his own makeup to becoming the toast of Las Vegas and even being invited to sing with the band Foreigner recently, Lowder says he’s enjoying the biggest challenge of his career and that he couldn’t be more proud of the show. “I’m living the life of a rock star, rocking out on stage every night,” he enthuses. “It’s really the best gig I could possibly imagine.”
Tickets range from $45-$115 and are available from The Venetian Box Office at (866) 641-7469 or online at www.Venetian.com. For more from Lowder, who also currently appears on DEVANITY, check out his upcoming interview in a future issue of Soaps In Depth.