The show packs 28 classic hits from '80s bands such as Bon Jovi, Journey, Poison, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Foreigner and Pat Benatar into a 2 hour, 15 minute show.
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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2012
The Broadway show that has received five Tony-nominations, "Rock of Ages" is currently holding two American tours in large venues across the country. Ticket sales have skyrocketed, as a 20% discount has been given for all Rock of Ages tickets with promo "ROCK", announces TicketHunterOnline.
Hair bands and anthem rock are back in "Rock of Ages", the musical turned into a movie this past June is about a boy who wants to be a rock star. The show packs 28 classic hits from '80s bands such as Bon Jovi, Journey, Poison, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Foreigner and Pat Benatar into a 2 hour, 15 minute show.
Actor and musician Dominique Scott, who plays the lead role of rock star wannabe Drew Boley, says the show isn't making fun of '80s rock, although it is packed with tons of references to '80s pop culture.
"It's kind of like opening up an old photo album and saying, 'Look how funny we dressed and acted,'" Scott said. "It's about remembering it in a loving way."
"I grew up listening to classic rock and was influenced by his influences such as the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and AC-DC," Scott says. "I have pictures of him with long hair. I was so into rock, I was annoyed when he put me in classical piano lessons when I was 10."
The "Rock of Ages" musical starts right off by showcasing anthem rock classics that we all love.
"The first thing that happens is a guitarist walks to the front of the stage between two giant tower speakers, shredding a solo with a wind machine blowing his hair... it simply just doesn't get any more rock than that" - Scott said.
The story follows Drew, who yearns to be a rock star and falls in love with Sherrie, who dreams of being an actress in the rock clubs of 1987 Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. Classic anthems such as "We Built This City," "The Final Countdown," "Harden My Heart" and "Can't Fight this Feeling" are performed throughout.
Since its inception back in 2009, the show quickly became a hit and went on to have two American tours, an Australian tour and is currently playing in London's West End.
A film starring Tom Cruise and Russell Brand was released in June, although with an almost entirely different storyline than the Broadway show. Additionally, production of the show is scheduled to open in Las Vegas in December, including multiple tour dates all across the U.S. from September to December of '12.
Upcoming scheduled tour dates can be found at TicketHunterOnline.com, with promo "ROCK" giving a 20% discount for all of 2012 & 2013 tickets.