Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages began on Broadway in 2009 and, after receiving five Tony Award nominations, transferred to London’s West End. The show is notoriously fun and, whilst it hasn’t ever won any credible theatre awards, the original Broadway cast set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of air guitar players in one place. Success!
Rock of Ages is a jukebox musical of 1980’s rock n’ roll hits with a charismatic storyline that compliments the music. Set in Los Angeles in 1987, a large degree of the action takes place in the Hollywood bar The Bourbon Room and focuses on the characters of Drew, an aspiring rock star, and Sherrie, a hotty fresh from Kansas. As Sherrie joins Drew as a staff member of The Bourbon Room, the pair begin to fall for one another. Everything is going swimmingly until a pair of predictably named German developers somehow convince the Mayor of LA to abandon the cities less than wholesome living and turn to a more righteous way of life which enviably means the eradication of places like The Bourbon Room. Uh oh! Rock revolution!
The show sees the characters simultaneous try to save The Bourbon Room, strive to become rock stars, become strippers and/or pizza delivery boys punch famous musicians in the face and reconcile for a big show finale all in the space of two hours on stage!
Show numbers include the 80’s hits “We Built This City”. “Wanted Dead or Alive”, “Cum on Feel the Noize”, “The Final Countdown” and “Don’t Stop Believin.” Fans of the golden age of 80’s rock will love the show, as will lovers of big hair, great costumes and high energy musicals.
Rock of ages contains a number of adult references to drugs and is therefore NOT suitable for children under the age of 14. Due to the explicit nature of the show, children under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult.