Rock of Ages Review
Last night Beth and I along with several friends attended the opening night of "Rock of Ages " in Charlotte. Beth and I have been to several Broadway shows and this was possibly the best we have ever seen. This show is absolutely amazing. From the moment the back-up band starts before the show opens until the minute the band stops playing after the final curtain, this show is non-stop fun and excitement. The music brings back memories of the 1980's when mullets were in and dreams really could come true. All of the acting is incredible and the voices and dancing will blow you away. Not for children due to language and some risque scenes, but I cannot encourage adults enough to make time for this wonderful show. If you grew up on 80's music then this is a must see show.
If you have no idea what "Rock of Ages" is, then here is a quick synopsis...
Rock of Ages is a rock/jukebox musical, with a book by Chris D'Arienzo, built around classic rock hits from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of the decade. The musical features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Asia, among other well-known rock bands. The show is noted for being more lighthearted and comedic than other shows on Broadway. During performance, the performers frequently break the "fourth wall", directly addressing the audience and seemingly forgetting (or perhaps reminding the audience) that they are actors in a musical.