Theater News

The Voice Finalist Wé McDonald Joins Dee Snider on Rocktopia National Tour

The tour kicks off next month in New Jersey.

Wé McDonald joins the national tour of Rocktopia.
Wé McDonald joins the national tour of Rocktopia.
(photo provided by Vivacity Media Group)

Wé McDonald, a finalist on NBC's The Voice, will be joining the national tour of Rocktopia next month. The show's tour will kick off on October 18 at the Bergen County Performing Arts Center in New Jersey. Nineteen-year-old McDonald joins the previously announced guest star Dee Snider from Twisted Sister for all tour stops.

Rocktopia's four planned stops are the Tilles Center in New York (October 20), Palace Theater in Pennsylvania (October 24), Akron Civic Theatre in Ohio (October 25), Youngstown Powers Memorial Auditorium in Ohio (October 26), and KeyBank State Theatre at Playhouse Square in Ohio (October 27).

Developed over eight years, Rocktopia is "inspired by the idea that if Beethoven or Mozart were alive today, they would be modern-day rock stars." Created by recording artist Rob Evan (Jekyll & Hyde) and maestro Randall Craig Fleischer, the show features works by Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Journey, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Pink Floyd, Heart, Rachmaninoff, Foreigner, Copland, the Who, and more. The show played on Broadway as part of the 2017-18 season, celebrating its opening night on March 27 at the Broadway Theatre.