Bermudian Rocks ‘Dancing With The Stars’

April 28, 2011

1RebeccaheadshotBermudian Rebecca Faulkenberry — currently starring on Broadway in the Tony Award-nominated ’80s-era musical “Rock of Ages” — appeared this week [Apr. 26] with other members of the show’s cast to perform a special medley on the ABC ratings juggernaut “Dancing With The Stars.”

Former Bermuda High School student Ms Faulkenberry, Tony-nominated co-star Constantine Maroulis — an “American Idol” finalist –and other “Rock of Ages” performers tailored a selection of the show’s hard rock hits specifically for Tuesday’s “Dancing with the Stars” results episode.

“Rock of Ages” is set in 1987 on the Sunset Strip, where small town girl Sherrie — played by Ms Faulkenberry – meets a big city rocker in Los Angeles’s most famous rock club. Their love story is told through the hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Twisted Sister, Asia, Whitesnake and many more. The musical received five Tony nominations, including Best Musical, after opening on April 7, 2009.

Ms Faulkenberry, who had appeared in the national touring company of the show which criss-crossed North America, was cast in the Broadway production when the rock musical transferred to the Helen Hayes Theatre on March 24. Previously the show had run for three years at New York’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Earlier this month it was announced Ms Faulkenberry and fellow Bermudian actor Daren Herbert — who has just wrapped up work on a forthcoming Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy — will be participating in an Argo Foundation-sponsored Bermuda performing arts workshop for young people modelled on the musical Fox TV series “Glee”.

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  1. RobbieM says:

    Well done Rebecca! What great exposure you are getting! I wish you continued success in the future. It is really amazing what talent there is in our small Island population.

  2. next? says:

    She is smokin’ hot!

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      While that is very true, it takes years of dedication & hard work to succeed in the very tough high levels of the entertainment business.

      • Ricci says:

        okay, party pooper, jealous much?

        • huh says:

          TD’s remark was very obviously meant to justify and qualify the congrats she’s earned . You know , put things into context ?

          Were you being trollish , funny or just illiterate ? huh

  3. Common Sense says:

    Something positive like this should be on the front page of the newspaper!! I mean really!!!

    • Watch & Enjoy says:

      THis is my newspaper and it is on the front page!

  4. LOVEBECCA! says:


  5. Weldon Wade says:

    Fantastic! This is HUGE and Rebecca is hot! Hands down.

  6. Watch & Enjoy says:

    Thanks Bernews.. lots of great positive stories recently aespecially about our youth. Coongrats to you all for keeping focused, positive and leaving behind all of those people that have tried to hold you back.

  7. Not afraid to use my name- Graham Maule says:

    I congratulate Rebecca on her success. I performed with her when she was 16 years old, and she has definitely been hard working and dedicated in pursuing her dreams. She is like a beacon to others who pursue their dreams.

    I agree that we have a huge amount of talent on this island. Can anyone please tell me why we seem to adopt the mindset that we should shout from the rooftops as soon as someone has achieved international success but don’t always appear to give our full support to someone who is pursuing their dreams here in Bermuda?