Fans of The Carolina Opry and its original long-time piano player, Rocky Fretz, will have an opportunity to see him perform in a piano matinee again on December 3 at 2:00 pm. In contrast to the grand performances and special effects that occupy The Carolina Opry stage by night, Rocky and a Piano offers a more intimate performance. Accompanied by his favorite bass player Patrick O?Leary, this show will highlight Fretz?s talents in their purest form, featuring a variety of well-known classics as well as a few original compositions. Shows 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 2014 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 have just loved this show 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!?
Rocky and a Piano will appear December 3 at 2:00 pm and the performance will last approximately 50 minutes. To book your seats please contact The Carolina Opry Reservations line at 843-913-4000 or book right here. Save when you package tickets with The Carolina Opry Christmas Special. Restrictions apply call for details.