Eddie Money promotes his new musical

By on February 5, 2018
Cast of “Two Tickets to Paradise – The Eddie Money Musical.” K. Fien photo

Cast of “Two Tickets to Paradise – The Eddie Money Musical.” K. Fien photo

Record Archive, one of the supporters of “Two Tickets To Paradise – The Eddie Money Musical,” hosted a meet and greet with Eddie Money on Monday, January 29 at 6 p.m. The crowd of about 100 fans were treated to a 20 minute interview with Eddie Money by Dino Kay from radio station Fickle 93.3 in the Backroom Lounge. Money entertained the crowd with his jokes and stories, and participated in a brief question and answer session following the interview. He greeted each person, had a picture taken and autographed memorabilia.

Later on Monday evening, the cast performed a Preview Showcase at the University Preparatory Charter School in Rochester for the media and friends. “Two Tickets To Paradise – The Eddie Money Musical” starts in the 1990’s and goes back in time throughout Money’s life and career showcasing his rock ‘n roll hits and his new songs written specifically for the musical. Rochester Association of Performing Arts (RAPA) is proud to have been chosen for the National Kick Off of this musical.

Money said about the cast, “The talent in the Rochester area is remarkable. I am so impressed with this cast.”

Eddie Money and Peter Raimondo. K. Fien photo

Eddie Money and Peter Raimondo.
K. Fien photo

One of the cast members is a young man from Brockport. Peter Raimondo, a 2013 graduate from Brockport High School, performed in plays while in high school. He attended Niagara University and graduated in 2017 with a degree in Theatre Performance; while at Niagara he performed in the production “The Pajama Game.” Since graduation he has been seen on stage with RAPA in the production of “Annie” and “Meet Me In St. Louis” at the Lyric Theatre in Rochester. He is part of the ensemble and plays other bit parts, including the orderly attending to Eddie Money when he was in the hospital. Raimondo says, “I am excited to be working on this production. Rochester has a lot of talented and enthusiastic people with a true passion for theatre. And for me to be just out of school and to have the opportunity to work with a rock legend like Eddie Money is especially exciting.”

To read more about “Two Tickets To Paradise – The Eddie Money Musical” look for the full story in the Community Link inserted in this week’s edition of the Suburban News and Hamlin Clarkson Herald.