Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Rock of Ages takes Paramount Theater audiences back to the iconic musical era of the ’80s, where rock ‘n’ roll dreamers turn their fantasies into reality. A Hollywood love story told through the jaw-dropping hits of top 80s rock bands like Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Poison and more, Rock of Ages is a show that will have everyone singing “Here I Go Again” home ages.
Check out a clip of the cast performing “I Wanna Rock” below!
Performances run through May 29 at the Paramount Theater, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. Single tickets cost between $36 and $79. For tickets and information, visit ParamountAurora.com or call the box office at (630) 896-6666, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rock of Ages is the story of a small-town girl with Hollywood dreams who meets a big-city boy pursuing his rock star fantasies on Los Angeles’ infamous Sunset Strip. With the historic Bourbon Room as the backdrop, their love story unfolds where rock’s biggest names got their start – all told through rock’s biggest, baddest and most popular songs. more jaw-dropping 80s songs including “Just Like Paradise”, “Sister Christian”, “We’re Not Gonna Take It”, “Wanted Dead or Alive”, “Can’t Fight This Feeling”, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and many more.
Rock of Ages, book by Chris D’Arienzo, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, premiered on Broadway on April 7, 2009 at the Brooks Atkinson Theater then transferred to the Helen Hayes Theater where it closed on January 18, 2015 after 2,328 performances. With heart-pounding drums, blazing guitar riffs, vocal gymnastics and glam ’80s rock hits, Rock of Ages earned five Tony nominations, including Best Musical, spawned tours and productions in worldwide, and was made into a big 2012 movie starring Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough and Mary J. Blige.
Note: Rock of Ages is suggested for ages 14 and up due to adult language and sexual content.