Posted by Rick Taylor on Jul 30, 2018
If you regularly attend our weekly Canton Rotary meetings (and we certainly hope you do), you may have heard long time Rotarian Frank Fleischer proudly mention during Happy Bucks that his son, Maestro Randall Fleischer, is the conductor for a Broadway show/concert called ‘Rocktopia’.
Well, ‘Rocktopia’ is coming to the Akron Civic Theatre on Thursday October 25th! Here’s what their website says about ‘Rocktopia’:
“Direct from its smash-hit run on Broadway, the international music sensation ROCKTOPIA fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces. ROCKTOPIA features the works of musical innovators across centuries—including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Heart, Strauss, The Who and more—performed by an elite lineup of vocalists, a five-piece rock band, a thirty-person choir, and a twenty-piece orchestra. 

Created through the unique vision of vocalist and recording artist Rob Evan (Broadway: Les Misérables, Jekyll & Hyde, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer (Youngstown and Anchorage Symphony), ROCKTOPIA delivers one-of-a-kind, spine-tingling musical arrangements with insanely talented lead vocalists, a 5-piece rock band, select members from the New York Contemporary Choir and featured musicians from The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. 

Adored by audiences and critics alike, Billboard called ROCKTOPIA, “a thrilling musical fusion,” and DC Metro Arts adds, “with rousing peaks and powerful performances, you’ll be rocking and cheering!”
We are working to organize a group fellowship trip to see Rocktopia in Akron and we want to gauge the interest of the club in attending. Frank has indicated that he can arrange a ‘meet & greet’ with his son after the performance.
Tickets are $99.50, $49.50, and $37.50, based on their location in the theatre.
If you think you would like to join your fellow Canton Rotarians for a night at ‘Rocktopia’, please contact the Rotary office via email at or phone at 330-452-2882, or contact Rick Taylor at or 330-575-2870. Please indicate what price of tickets you would most prefer. We do NOT require a commitment at this time, just checking on interest.  Thanks!