We couldn’t be more excited to announce that Broadway tickets for the awesomely-rad Rock of Ages will go on sale this Saturday, September 22nd at 10:00am. For all those fans that have been waiting in anticipation of this year’s Broadway Play Series, Rock of Ages is sure to get things started with a bang. Grab your leg warmers, your studded leather jacket, and your neon pumps, because the 1980’s are taking over!
Set in 1987 on the Sunset Strip, Rock of Ages is the story of a small town girl who meets a big city rocker in LA’s most famous rock club, amidst all the greatest hits of the 80’s. Jam out to all your favorite tunes, including top rock songs by REO Speedwagon, Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Poison, Foreigner, Whitesnake, Pat Benatar, and many more!
This family show is commonly described as an “arena rock love story.” What exactly is “arena rock?” Great question! Arena rock is a variation on the typical hard rock and heavy metal of the late 70’s and 80’s, and more commercially-oriented with slick productions and anthemic choruses. AKA, the feel good power ballads of the 80’s! This generation of rock music will have you out of your seat and right back in the days of some of our nation’s most beloved bands.
While arena rock was huge in the 80’s, so were many other forms of entertainment. Just for fun, let’s take a trip down memory lane, all the way back to 1987! The number one biggest hit that year was the Bangle’s “Walk Like an Egyptian.” The top rated TV show was “The Cosby Show,” and the biggest box office hit was Three Men and A Baby. Les Miserables won a Tony Award for Best Musical, and the New York Giants won the Super Bowl. Feeling a little nostalgic yet? Oh yeah, and who knew that the Broadway cast of Rock of Ages set a Guinness World Record in 2009 for the Largest Air Guitar Ensemble? That’s right – 810 participants, including audience members and fans played air guitar simultaneously. That’s just how they roll.
In case you need some more inspiration to get your groove on, Joe Dziemianowicz of Daily News calls Rock of Ages “The real deal! A cranked-up crowd-pleaser!” Ellen Carpenter of Spin Magazine proclaims the production “A must see! Pure Broadway Gold.” And the New York Times hails the show as “Absurdly enjoyable! About as guilty as pleasures get. The siren call of those guitars and sing-along choruses is impossible to resist.”
Come join the biggest 80’s party of the year as the cast and crew of Broadway’s Rock of Ages get ready to rock solid on the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center stage. Performances will take place November 3rd and 4th, so make sure and (LINK) get your Broadway tickets beginning Saturday, September 22nd!