…Hold On To That Feeling
It’s the mid to late 80′s, and anyone with a rock dream and a decent amount of hair is in Los Angeles, California. The perfect setting for a fun, crazy musical about one thing…rock.
Jam packed with rock hits from Journey, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon and, well, more rock groups than you can shake Styx at, it’s nearly impossible not to have a good time at “Rock of Ages.”
It’s a rock concert with a Broadway musical soul, and it comes complete with everything you need for a Broadway hit:
A love story—Sherrie (Shannon Mullen) and Drew (Dominique Scott) fit the bill as the young starry-eyed couple who mess up a few times, but keep rocking.
A narrator—Lonny (Justin Colombo), the rock and Bourbon Room devotee who keeps the show moving and educational (at times).
The villian—Stacee Jaxx (Matt Nolan) the rock icon of the age, who turns out to be a jerk, but sure knows how to captivate an audience.
The show stealers—this one goes to Franz (Adam Fane) and Regina (Katie Postotnik) who steal the show so many times that they might actually be the leads.
This touring production may be a long ways from Broadway, but it’s lost none of the energy. Performed on the smaller stage at the Broadway Playhouse, this production just explodes off of the stage.
Whether you’re a fan of rock or a fan of musicals or you fall somewhere in the non-commital middle, this show has something for everyone. It’s funny, sweet, mildly offensive and over-the-top. To put it simply, it rocks.
More on the Story:
What: “Rock of Ages” the national tour
When: Now through Aug. 8th
Where: Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place — Chicago, IL
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