We got to see the theatre production of Rock of Ages...
and it seriously ROCKED.
This musical is set in the glam '80's.
--the glorious time
of big hair,
and outrageous outfits.
The sounds of the show
come courtesy of
songs of the Reagan era.
and REO Speedwagon.
And the story?
Boy meets girl.
Boy loses girl before intermission.
Boy gets girl just in time for the rollicking final number.
we've heard it before...
but not quite like this.
Coming into it, I wasn't sure what to expect. I've seen the photos from the upcoming movie version of the play (Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx!?!? Yes, please), and I knew that the Constantine dude from American Idol starred in the show on Broadway. I won't lie: I came into it with pretty low expectations.
But, after the first couple of rollicking numbers, I had a huge goofy smile on my face, and rest of the crowd was clearly along for the fun rock & roll ride, too.
I had so much fun at this show...the characters were hilarious and heartwarming at the same time. The music was AMAZING...because, really, hair metal in the context of a broadway musical is just sooo much better. By the time the last number rolled around, the whole audience was dancing in the aisles along with the performers....now how often does that happen at the theatre?
(cast pic via)