Rock of Ages

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Why Watch Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages is one of the longest running shows in Broadway, and this latest production is to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the original production. The show had racked up five Tony nominations and is known for its fantastic use of legendary Classic Rock songs woven through an engaging storyline.

The show is directed by Kristin Hanggi who is known for her other work Bare: A Pop Opera and Corpus Christi. The show’s actors imbibe the raw and energetic vibes of the 80s and rock the stage with their enthusiasm. The cast includes CJ Eldred, Kirsten Scott, Mitchell Jarvis, PJ Griffith and Matt Ban as lead roles.

The highlight of the musical is its music which includes iconic songs from famous rock bands of the 80s like Styx, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, and Poison. You will tap your feet to unforgettable numbers like ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn,’ ‘The Final Countdown,’ ‘Don’t Stop Believin,’ ‘We Built This City,’ and ‘Here I Go Again.’

The music weaves through the story giving us insight into the character’s stories, their motivations, and dreams. A range of themes have been explored in this musical, such as unexpressed love, impulsive judgments, father-son relationships, and of course, an undying passion for rock! Watch Rock of Ages for a thoroughly entertaining show, one for the ages!

The Story

Rock of Ages The Musical is a layered story that tackles multiple characters, each on their quest to achieve something great. The story is set in Los Angeles on The Strip and is centered around a bar named ‘Bourbon Room.’

Lonny and Drew are two wide-eyed assistants here, but Drew has dreams that go beyond the Bourbon Room. He has hopes of becoming a rock star. Drew also runs into Sherrie Christian, a naive young runaway who has left home to make herself a career in acting but ends up a waitress.

Development is knocking on the doors of The Strip and German father-son duo Hertz Klinemann and Franz want to tear down the Bourbon Room. Regina, the city planner, opposes this and starts protests to stop them. She also learns that Franz has nothing to do with it but instead wants to open a confectionery shop in Germany.

Meanwhile, Drew auditions for the band Arsenal and goes on a date with Sherrie but is unable to express his love for her. Enter Stacee, the arrogant lead of the band Arsenal who decides to lure Sherrie away and ultimately leaves her.

After a series of twists and turns, Drew ends up a pizza delivery boy, Sherrie an exotic dancer and Bourbon Room is still in danger. Watch Rock of Ages the Musical to find out what happens to everyone and if the Bourbon Room gets saved!

Good For

Classic Rock Fans| Musical lovers | Fans of elaborate story lines

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Show Details

Show Timings

Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri
8 PM
Sat
2 PM & 8 PM
Sunday
2 PM & 7 PM

Duration
2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission.

Cast and Crew

CJ Eldred as Drew

Kirsten Scott as Sherrie

Directed by
Kristin Hanggi

Music by
Jacob Yates

Book & Lyrics by
Chris D’Arienzo

Top Songs
“Every Rose Has Its Thorn”, “Don’t Stop Believin”, & “Here I Go Again”.

Additional Information

Audience
Suitable for ages 14 and up. The show makes use of strong language. Children under the age of 4 are not allowed inside the theatre.

Available Facilities
Wheelchair Accessible
Assistive Listening System
Elevators/escalators
Water fountain

Seating
The New World Theater Stage 3 has a seating capacity of 499.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you’d like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Cancellation Policy

All Broadway and Off-Broadway show tickets are non-refundable.

Your e-tickets need to be exchanged for physical tickets with our uniformed Headout hosts outside the theater.

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