Postponed - ROCK OF AGES

Critics

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Reviews: 8

Audience

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Reviews: 0

The five-time Tony Award®-nominated Broadway musical smash is back to celebrate its 10th anniversary. ROCK OF AGES tells the story of a small-town girl, a city boy, and a rock ‘n’ roll romance on the Sunset Strip. But when the bar where rock reigns supreme is set to be demolished, it’s up to these wannabe rockers and their band of friends to save the day — and the music. ROCK OF AGES’ electric score features all your favorite ’80s rock anthems and power ballads, including:

EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN
I WANNA KNOW WHAT LOVE IS
HERE I GO AGAIN
DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’
AND MORE!

So, get ready to rock and roll all night. Or at least until the curtain goes down.

Reviews

Steven Stanley

An eye-filling, eardrum-blasting look back at the days when synthesizers, drum machines, and a bold androgyny left their mark on the pop music scene for all time, Rock Of Ages Hollywood is easily L.A.’s ‘80s rock party of the year!

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


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Rock of Ages Hollywood is like seeing your favorite band at a local drinking spot. After its wild, “let’s put on a show” start, the grown-up Broadway debut, the sanitized film, and the over-produced Vegas blowout, Rock of Ages has finally come home. Like a rock star who has had a few ups and downs, Rock of Ages has found its next groove. A little older, perhaps. A little wiser. A better venue. But still the same old music, the same old style and just as much damn fun to sing along with as it was when you first heard it. Long live Rock of Ages, and I hope its concert plays for audiences at The Bourbon Room for a long time to come.

sweet - Erik Blair - Haunting - ...read full review


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This “dinner theater” show brings the bourbon room to life with the tales of woe of simple musicians who have a dream. The set is designed beautifully with every actor embodying their characters. Once you step inside from the Hollywood Boulevard, you’re immediately transported back to the rocking 1980’s with custom bar drinks, axe-guitars, guyliner, and long flowing hair.

sweet - Joel Carrillo - LOL LA - ...read full review


Erin Conley

The more informal setting feels perfect for this show, which was always just a little bit silly for Broadway and feels right at home in a rowdier atmosphere where guests are encouraged to rock out right along with the cast.

sweet - Erin Conley - On Stage & Screen - ...read full review


Jill Weinlein

In 2005 Matthew Weaver created the multi-genre entertaining musical Rock of Ages in Los Angeles. It debuted as a new kind of musical at the King King club on Hollywood Blvd. With its success, it was made into a motion picture, and also opened on Broadway. After performing over 2,350 shows, Rock of Ages earned 5 Tony nominations, and branched out to 20 productions worldwide. It appeals to all ages who appreciate 30 hit classic rock songs from the 80s. Now it's back in Hollywood and so much fun to watch.

sweet - Jill Weinlein - On Stage Blog - ...read full review


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Writer Chris D'Arienzo seems to think making random references to the '80s gives material depth when it really just makes references to the '80s. The best jukebox musicals have a strong story and then hang songs on it that embellish it and give it resonance. It seems the creators of Rock of Ages chose songs and then built a weak story around them.

sweet-sour - Harker Jones - Broadway World - ...read full review


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The action at all times is snappy and quick: one short scene after another punctuated with songs (“I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Shadows of the Night,” “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” etc.), and with lashings of bawdy jokes, campy behavior, satirical irreverence.

sweet - Willard Manus - Total Theater - ...read full review


Shari Barrett

With the entire production being performed on several stages as well as in many locations throughout the audience in The Bourbon Room, the newest ROCK OF AGES will pull you into the action in this celebration of classic "big hair" 80's classic rock that will get you up on your feet and ready to celebrate right along with the cast. In fact, each night isn't just a show, it's a unique event reflecting not only the skill of the cast but also the rocking mood of the audience.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

An eye-filling, eardrum-blasting look back at the days when synthesizers, drum machines, and a bold androgyny left their mark on the pop music scene for all time, Rock Of Ages Hollywood is easily L.A.’s ‘80s rock party of the year!

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


Avatar

Rock of Ages Hollywood is like seeing your favorite band at a local drinking spot. After its wild, “let’s put on a show” start, the grown-up Broadway debut, the sanitized film, and the over-produced Vegas blowout, Rock of Ages has finally come home. Like a rock star who has had a few ups and downs, Rock of Ages has found its next groove. A little older, perhaps. A little wiser. A better venue. But still the same old music, the same old style and just as much damn fun to sing along with as it was when you first heard it. Long live Rock of Ages, and I hope its concert plays for audiences at The Bourbon Room for a long time to come.

sweet - Erik Blair - Haunting - ...read full review


Avatar

This “dinner theater” show brings the bourbon room to life with the tales of woe of simple musicians who have a dream. The set is designed beautifully with every actor embodying their characters. Once you step inside from the Hollywood Boulevard, you’re immediately transported back to the rocking 1980’s with custom bar drinks, axe-guitars, guyliner, and long flowing hair.

sweet - Joel Carrillo - LOL LA - ...read full review


Erin Conley

The more informal setting feels perfect for this show, which was always just a little bit silly for Broadway and feels right at home in a rowdier atmosphere where guests are encouraged to rock out right along with the cast.

sweet - Erin Conley - On Stage & Screen - ...read full review


Jill Weinlein

In 2005 Matthew Weaver created the multi-genre entertaining musical Rock of Ages in Los Angeles. It debuted as a new kind of musical at the King King club on Hollywood Blvd. With its success, it was made into a motion picture, and also opened on Broadway. After performing over 2,350 shows, Rock of Ages earned 5 Tony nominations, and branched out to 20 productions worldwide. It appeals to all ages who appreciate 30 hit classic rock songs from the 80s. Now it's back in Hollywood and so much fun to watch.

sweet - Jill Weinlein - On Stage Blog - ...read full review


Avatar

Writer Chris D'Arienzo seems to think making random references to the '80s gives material depth when it really just makes references to the '80s. The best jukebox musicals have a strong story and then hang songs on it that embellish it and give it resonance. It seems the creators of Rock of Ages chose songs and then built a weak story around them.

sweet-sour - Harker Jones - Broadway World - ...read full review


Avatar

The action at all times is snappy and quick: one short scene after another punctuated with songs (“I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Shadows of the Night,” “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” etc.), and with lashings of bawdy jokes, campy behavior, satirical irreverence.

sweet - Willard Manus - Total Theater - ...read full review


Shari Barrett

With the entire production being performed on several stages as well as in many locations throughout the audience in The Bourbon Room, the newest ROCK OF AGES will pull you into the action in this celebration of classic "big hair" 80's classic rock that will get you up on your feet and ready to celebrate right along with the cast. In fact, each night isn't just a show, it's a unique event reflecting not only the skill of the cast but also the rocking mood of the audience.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review