The Musical

Blank Canvas Theatre

Cleveland, OH
Professional Theatre

Book and Lyrics by: Thomas Meehan, Sylvester Stallone
Music by: Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by: Lynn Aherns

December 1 - December 16, 2023

Show Description:

Rocky Balboa is a small-time Philadelphia boxer who is chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed, when the undefeated fighter's scheduled opponent is injured. As he diligently trains for the fight, Rocky begins a relationship with Adrian, a wallflower who is tired of being pushed around by her brother. As their love grows, Rocky and Adrian each find their inner strength and bring out the best in each other. With equal parts grit and heart, Rocky is about the triumph of spirit, strength, and love.

From the Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Rocky has entered the ring again in this musical adaptation. Rocky is a hard-hitting yet tender musical with music and lyrics by Tony winners and Academy Award nominees Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and a book by multiple Tony winner Thomas Meehan, adapted from the acclaimed Oscar-nominated screenplay by Sylvester Stallone. 

Staff and Cast

Director: Patrick Ciamacco
Musical Director: Oliver Deak

Calvin Adkins (Ensemble)
Steve Brown (Paulie)
Nicole Coury (Ensemble)
Carolyn Demanelis (Adrian)
Matt Deus (Apollo Creed)
Amani Green (Ensemble)
John Lynch (Mickey)
Jillian Mesaros (Ensemble)
Allison Naso (Ensemble)
Yoson Porter (Ensemble)
Sullivan Ratcliff (Ensemble)
Katie Remark (Ensemble)
Michael Snider (Rocky Balboa)
Sydney Noelle Warren (Ensemble)


8pm Thursdays
8pm Fridays
8pm Saturdays
7pm Sundays



(440) 941-0458

Health and Safety Guidelines

Vaccinations are not required, and masks are optional for all audience members.

Content Advisories

There are no content advisories listed for this production.


Blank Canvas Theatre
1305 West 80th Street, Suite 211
Cleveland, OH 44102