Rock of Ages
Full Length Musical, Comedy / 7m, 10f
Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award -nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others.
It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri, and the gang save the strip–and themselves–before it's too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, and more hold the answer.
Rock of Ages is ready to rock WORLDWIDE!
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- Nominated for Five Tony Awards Including Best Musical!
“A seriously silly, absurdly enjoyable arena-rock musical...the performances blend sincere conviction and knowing parody. I never would have guessed that wine coolers could age this well!” – New York Times, Read More
“As the show opens with blinding lights, shredding guitars and hammer-handed drumming, even nonbelievers may start inhaling the Aqua Net and embracing their inner rocker.” – Variety, Read More
“Even doubters will be wiping tears from their Wayfarers. Rock of Ages is the power-ballad decade in all its glory, tricked out with big perms, bigger dreams, and the kind of operatic ecstasy you read about only in bathroom stalls.” – Entertainment Weekly, Read More
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- Mild Adult Themes
- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- Time Period: 1980s
- Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
The Bourbon Room, Hollywood, CA
- Musical Style: Pop/Rock
- Vocal Demands: Difficult
- Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
- Chorus Size: Medium
Music Material Rental Packages
1 Piano/Conductor Book
17 Vocal/Chorus Books
1 Data Disk (Containing Beaver Hunt Remix)
SFTracks Available (Additional Fee)
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Rock of Ages opened on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 7, 2009. As of August 31, 2014, it is the 30th longest running show with 2168 performances.