Rock of Ages takes us back to the time of big bands, even bigger egos, and giant hair! This is a Broadway show with the feel of a rock concert – plus a little extra. Bringing back all the ’80s cliches you can think of, and some maybe you’d forgotten, Rock of Ages features the hits of Bon Jovi, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Styx and many more. Set on L.A.’s notorious Sunset Strip circa 1987, Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew and Sherrie, transplants from South Detroit, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, here to chase their dreams and end up also falling deeply in love.
Why Should I See It?
This five-time Tony Award-nominated musical is being made into a movie starring Tom Cruise. But before you see it on the screen, see it on Broadway! This show is like a Best of the 80’s Rock countdown brought to life. So if you’re feeling nostalgic for the 80’s, sit back, have a drink, and when you’re ready, rock out like you did back in the day! Hairspray and tights are optional.
Targeted for demolition by a greedy developer, L.A.’s Bourbon Room becomes a rallying point for rockers on the Sunset Strip. From here, the show follows Drew, Sherrie and a few others while their plots twist and turn in a comedic and lighthearted performance. During Rock of Ages, the performers seem to forget that they are actors in a musical. They break character and address the audience while they play this so-called “rock jukebox”.
The show features 28 anthems including: “Wanted Dead or Alive”, “Don’t Stop Believin”, “The Final Countdown”, “We Built This City”, “Here I Go Again” and “I Wanna Know What Love Is”.
With an abundance of sexy groupie types and scenes set in a retro-style strip club, this may be a good night to call a babysitter. Content is occasionally mature (but mainly immature). Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theater.
Rock Of Ages on Broadway may be inappropriate for children younger than 14. Children under 4 are not permitted in the Helen Hayes Theatre. Each person attending Rock of Ages must have a ticket, regardless of age.