When most people think of musicals, they think of jazz hands, cheesy show tunes, and old-timey kitsch. Fortunately, for all you rockers, who can’t stand ol’ fashioned musical quirk, there’s a show perfectly suited for you. Rock of Ages is a celebration of 80’s classic rock warped into a head-banging, totally rockin’ musical sensation.
Rock of Ages features classic rock favorites from iconic artists Journey, Styx, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison, and Europe, among many others. Crowd favorites include “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “The Final Coundown,” and the closing, “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Sounds like a high school mixed tape, right?
Rock of Ages takes place on Los Angeles’ gritty and jiving Sunset Strip. The narrative follows Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl – sound familiar? – who seek romance and fame in the heart of Hollywood. According to the official Rock of Ages site, “Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair!”
Critics Bang Their Heads in Approval
Rock of Ages was nominated for five Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Costume Design, and Best Sound Design.
The show also distinguished itself in another truly unique way – by setting the Guinness World Record for Largest Air Guitar Ensemble. Counting 810 participants (including cast and audience) at the July 1, 2009 matinee, the Brooks Atkinson Theatre’ crushed the previous 440 record.
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