May 3 - June 2, 2024
at Gateway Playhouse
“Majestic Brilliance!”
- New York Times

Book by Chris D'Arienzo

ROCK OF AGES is the Tony Award nominated blockbuster that will nostalgically transport you back to the 1980s. Set on LA’s famous Sunset Strip, this musical spotlights Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, as they discover love and their place in the world. Relive over 25 hits from the era of big hair and big dreams, like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “I Want to Know What Love Is,” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It.

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What is Rock of Ages?
  • Q Is Rock of Ages a rock concert?
  • A No. Although Rock of Ages is presented in the style of a typical Broadway musical, at times you will feel like you are actually at a rock concert
  • Q So then, basically you’re just hearing a bunch of heavy metal songs from the 80s?
  • A No, if you check out the song list you’ll see that there are lots of different songs from the 80s incorporated into the show. There are 80s power ballads as well as pop favorites from the era as well.
  • Q Are all the songs performed exactly the way I remember them?
    A Sometimes yes, and sometimes no. The show is very cleverly written to incorporate all these songs and let the songs help tell the story. Some are performed in their entirety and other times they fit together in a way that makes total sense in the context of the show.
  • Q So, is there dialogue or is it all songs?
  • A Mostly songs, but there are some short scenes that help connect it all together.
  • Q Ok, so it tells a story.. but is it sappy… or funny?
  • A Actually, both. We wouldn’t necessarily call it sappy, but there are some very heartfelt moments as well as lots of comedy and satire throughout. Think This Is Spinal Tap.
  • Q So, then it is appropriate for my kids?
  • A Not necessarily. There is strong language, and occasional use of four letter words. There are also sexual innuendos and at times the costumes leave little to the imagination.
  • Q Hmmm, guess we should leave the little ones home for this one?
  • A Probably a good idea.
  • Q What is the running time of the show?
  • A The show runs about two hours and 40 minutes, including intermission.
  • Q You said you would provide a song list…
  • A  Here it is!
  • Cum On Feel The Noize / Slade
  • Just Like Paradise / David Lee Roth
  • Nothin' but a Good Time / Poison
  • Sister Christian / Night Ranger
  • We Built This City / Starship
  • Too Much Time On My Hands / Styx
  • I Wanna Rock / Twisted Sister
  • We're Not Gonna Take It /  Twisted Sister
  • More Than Words / Extreme
  • To Be With You / Mr. Big
  • Heaven / Warrant
  • Waiting For A Girl Like You / Foreigner
  • Wanted Dead Or Alive / Bon Jovi
  • I Want To Know What Love Is / Foreigner
  • Harden My Heart / Quaterflash
  • Shadows Of The Night / Pat Benatar
  • Here I Go Again / Whitesnake
  • The Final Countdown / Europe
  • Pour Some Sugar On Me / Def Leppard
  • Any Way You Want It / Journey
  • High Enough / Damn Yankees
  • I Hate My Self For Loving You / Joan Jett
  • Heat Of The Moment / Asia
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot / Pat Benatar
  • Can't Fight This Feeling / REO Speedwagon
  • Every Rose Has Its Thorn / Poison
  • Keep On Loving You / REO Speedwagon
  • Oh Sherrie / Steve Perry
  • The Search Is Over / Survivor
  • Renegade / Styx
  • Don't Stop Beleivin' / Journey
Content Advisory:
May not be suitable for all ages. While there is no official rating system for live theatre, we encourage you to use your judgment based on age, maturity level, and subject matter.

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