Moncton-born singer hits Las Vegas like a Bat Out of Hell


Moncton’s Travis Cormier was doing a tour along with his band in Montreal and like a bat out of hell, he was transferring to Las Vegas to star in a rock musical.

“They requested me to simply belt out a bunch of Meat Loaf songs on a Zoom name in my front room at dwelling in Montreal, so I did that. And then the following factor you realize, like a couple days later, I’m transferring to Vegas and doing this actually superior, massive musical,” mentioned Cormier. 

The musical known as Bat Out of Hell: The Musical and is predicated on the Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell trilogy of albums. It premiered in Las Vegas on Oct. 7. 

Motorcycles and explosions are just some of the weather that make the musical, together with iconic ballads from Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf. 

Cormier performs the main position of Strat, a younger chief of a rebellious gang. During the present, he falls in love with Raven, the daughter of a “tyrannical ruler.”

“I’ve been right here a couple of weeks and I nonetheless pinch myself. I’m like, ‘am I actually doing this?’ I’m residing in Vegas now doing this present. It’s simply unimaginable,” he mentioned. 

Travis Cormier and co-star Alize Cruz on opening evening of ‘Bat Out of Hell: The Musical.’ Cormier’s character Strat falls in love with Cruz’s character Raven within the present. (Submitted by Eduardo Hernandez/Kirvin Doak Communications)

He mentioned when he came upon he bought the position, it was thrilling but in addition “insane” as a result of he needed to transfer with solely a few days’ discover. But Cormier mentioned when alternatives like that present up, he has to take them. 

The present was a little exterior his consolation zone since he hadn’t accomplished a lot performing previously, mentioned Cormier. But the songs had been acquainted to him since he is been singing that kind of a music for a whereas. 

Going with the move

He mentioned the expertise is serving as a studying and rising alternative.

Cormier mentioned it does not even really feel like he is enjoying a character when he takes to the stage as Strat. He’s a massive rock fan already, loving artists like Kiss and Motley Crue, and he calls the present “bigger than life.”

A man is holding a microphone. He is covered in red lighting.
Travis Cormier, who performs Strat in ‘Bat Out of Hell: The Musical,’ mentioned the songs within the present had been acquainted to him since he is been singing rock music for a whereas.  (Submitted by Eduardo Hernandez/Kirvin Doak Communications)

On opening evening, Cormier mentioned he needed to cry tears of happiness when he appeared round at everybody concerned. He mentioned the way in which everybody labored collectively to placed on the present was “magical.”

Cormier plans to be within the present for a yr at this level, however he says he is simply going to waft. 

“If you’d have requested me two months in the past the place I’d be, I undoubtedly would not have guessed right here. So I simply belief the method. I belief, you realize, life will information me wherever I’ve to be,” mentioned Cormier. “But proper now, I feel I’m in the precise place, and I’m simply tremendous glad to be right here.”


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