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‘Rock of Ages’ in the final countdown at the Venetian

'Rock of Ages' Grand Opening at Venetian

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The “Rock of Ages” grand opening at the Venetian on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.

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The show is closing for “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian on Jan. 3, but its tour of Las Vegas still has life.

Members of the production have learned through hotel staff and officials that the show would be finished, part of a widespread move we’ll call the Venetian Sweep of productions from that hotel and sister property Palazzo.

Also headed for the exits are “Frank: The Man, The Music” on Nov. 28 and Human Nature, also reportedly departing Sands Showroom after its holiday run concludes Dec. 22.

Though the show is leaving its current hotel, producers are said to be excited about 2016 and a move to a new venue.

One of the rooms being tossed around is Crown Theater at the Rio, formerly the short-term home of “Duck Commander: The Musical.”

“Rock of Ages” opened in December 2012 and in September celebrated its 1,000th performance on the Strip.

As the Broadway show ended its run in January, the Las Vegas production stands as the only “Rock of Ages” performed anywhere.

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