ROCK OF AGES to Closes at Pantages Theatre
Following its L.A. premiere this past February 2011, ROCK OF AGES, the five-time Tony Award® nominated smash-hit musical, returns to Los Angeles for a strictly limited, one week engagement now through March 25, 2012 at the Pantages Theatre.
Celebrities who attended the premiere included Marcia Gay Harden, Richard Grieco, Cloris Leachman, Mackinlee Waddell, Kyle Richards, Camille Grammer, and Eric Martsolf. Special guests also included Frankie Banali, Chuck Wright, Alex Grossi and Scott Vokoun from Quiet Riot, E.J. Curse from SILENT RAGE and Jeff Pilson & Kelly Hansen from FOREIGNER.
It’s 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer – and in L.A.’s most legendary rock club, they fall in love to the greatest songs of the ‘80’s. It’s ROCK OF AGES, a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more.
Los Angeles paints the backdrop for ROCK OF AGES both on stage and throughout its development. The King King club is the Hollywood Boulevard nightclub where the earliest incarnation of ROCK OF AGES opened in July of 2005. After playing four shows over two days at King King, the show played one show in August 2005 at the Warner Brothers soundstage in Los Angeles. In January 2006, the show premiered at the Hollywood nightclub, The Vanguard, where it played for six weeks.
ROCK OF AGES’ New York story began off Broadway in the fall of 2008, and success lead to the Great White Way. ROCK OF AGES opened April 7, 2009 on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The show received widespread critical acclaim and became the sleeper hit of the season, capturing five 2009 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. In July 2009, New Line Records released the Original Broadway Cast Recording, featuring 28 songs from the show.
The Hollywood rags-to-riches story of ROCK OF AGES appears to have some staying power. A New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. film of the musical, directed by Adam Shankman (Hairspray), is scheduled to be released this June. The film will star Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin Julianne Hough and newcomer Diego Boneta as “Drew”.
The performance schedule for ROCK OF AGES is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm.
ROCK OF AGES has a running time of 2 hours and 20 minutes including intermission and is recommended for ages 14 and up. Orchestra level tickets for ROCK OF AGES start at just $25.
For tickets or more information about ROCK OF AGES’s Los Angeles engagement, please visit the Pantages Theatre’s official website, www.BroadwayLA.org.