I went to a highly-entertaining musical last night on Broadway. I highly recommend “Rock of Ages,” the new 80’s rock musical based on life in LA, particularly on Sunset Strip.
Those of you that know me well know that I’m much more of a sports events and concerts person vs attending the theatre. But, my friends and I had such a blast last night. I also noticed that audience members were smiling and laughing throughout the performance.
The only actor I recognized was the long-haired, Greek rocker from American Idol a few years ago. He did a superb job in singing a bunch of 80’s rock classics. Although I didn’t know the other actors, across the board, they did a splendid job.
But, of course, the 80’s rock music is the star of this show. So many classics … from Journey, Twisted Sister, Night Ranger, REO Speedway, Quiet Riot, Styx, Foreigner, etc. For those of you that lived through the 80’s music scene or are discovering it now as retro music, you’ll thoroughly enjoy the music. Also, you’ll love the outfits and classic 80’s hairstyles.
I DJ’ed for a long time (including over 500 wedding receptions) to pay for my grad school loans. I played so many of these hits back in the day … at wedding receptions, college parties, high school sock hops, bar mitzvahs, etc. So, it defintely brought back a lot of memories.
If you have a chance to see “Rock of Ages,” I definitely recommend. You’ll be entertained throughout the 2.5 hour performance.