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Big hair and rock ballads are back! At least for a week with Broadway’s smash hit musical, Rock Of Ages. I had the opportunity to attend the show and have to admit; I sang along to almost every song and laughed throughout the show.

Rock Of Ages combines comedy and musical theater to tell the story of two love struck kids trying to make it big in Hollywood. The cast and live band pull off a face-melting performance sure to take you back to the 80’s. The show takes place at the famous Pantages Theatre in Hollywood; parking was easy to find and the theater offers drinks and snacks.

Los Angeles paints the backdrop for Rock Of Ages both on stage and throughout its development. The show started at the King King club in Hollywood in 2005. After playing four shows over two days, the show then played one show at the Warner Brothers soundstage. In 2006, the show premiered at the Hollywood nightclub, The Vanguard, where it played for six weeks. The show is now a five-time Tony Award nominated headliner that serves up some dirty Steel Panther humor and rad guitar shredding from the live band. I was still singing “Don’t Stop Believing” as I walked down Hollywood Boulevard leaving the theater.

This is a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of rockers like Journey, STYX, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. I highly recommend this show and will attend again.

Read the original Rock Of Ages post here.

WHAT: Rock Of Ages
WHEN: March 20 – 25, 2012
WHERE: Pantages Theatre | 6233 Hollywood Blvd | Los Angeles,  CA 90028

CONTACT INFO: (323) 468-1770

DETAILS: 

  • Running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, including intermission
  • Recommended for ages 14 an up
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In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80’s. Relive this era through the guitar smashing hit musical Rock Of Ages; an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Night Ranger, STYX, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benetar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more.  The new musical comedy Rock Of Ages features a mix of 28 rockin’ 80’s tunes including Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead Or Alive, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight This Feeling, and I Want To Know What Love Is. Now you can sing along with the cast and audience in a theater setting; as opposed to singing by yourself in the shower or car. The saying that “comedy is tragedy plus time” may hold no truer than in the case of the hair-band days of the late 1980s. Though it’s hard to imagine now, these bands dominated the stage and charts with their unironic combination of mascara and machismo. Rock Of Ages takes place at the famous Pantages Theatre in the heart of Hollywood, on Hollywood Boulevard, right down the block from Vine Street. It’s a fitting location: The Pantages has become one of the greatest landmarks of Hollywood, signifying both the glorious past and adventuresome future of the world’s entertainment capital. Watch a video on Rock Of Ages here.

Don’t miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on! What are some of your favorite 80’s songs?

WHAT: Rock Of Ages
WHEN: March 20 – 25, 2012
WHERE: 6233 Hollywood Blvd. | Los Angeles,  CA 90028

CONTACT INFO: (323) 468-1770

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