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ROCK OF AGES at Millbrook Playhouse

Millbrook Playhouse is proud to present The Playhouse premiere of Rock of Ages, Broadway's hilarious and sexy homage to the wilder side of the 80s, complete with live rock band and a "We're Not Gonna Take It" attitude.

It's the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, The Burbon Room, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality.

Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plan to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall.

Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip-and themselves-before it's too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.

What is Rock of Ages Like? Channeling every totally rad '80s cliché in the book, Rock of Ages is superfluous silliness at its best. A high-energy dive into a living, breathing music video, the show-which never takes itself seriously-races quickly along, riding high on nostalgia and hairspray. The live band onstage and playlist of karaoke-friendly classics encourages a great time for everyone.

Returning for his second season Robert W. Schneider (Leading Ladies, Broadway Showstoppers) serves as Director and Courtney Laine Self (Mary Poppins, Little Mermaid) will serve as Choreographer, the production's Musical Director and Conductor is Justin Adams.

The cast is led by Rachel Marie Snyder as Sherri, Christopher Lee Viljoen as Drew, and Chas Conacher as Stacee Jaxx. The cast also features: Brad Foster Reinking as Lonny, Jeffrey Hyman as Dennis, Kali Haines as Regina, James Cella as Franz, David Groccia as Hertz, Sammi Sadicario as Justice, Kyle Blocker as the Mayor/Ja'Keith, Jenna Miller as Waitress #1, Isabel Nesti as Constance, Ryan Lauer as the sleazy recored Producer, Christina Kidd as Candi, Alex Beard as Joey Primo, and Meghann Reeder as Groupie.

Rock of Ages book is by Chris D'Arienzo, Music by every 80s band you love. Set Design by Joshua E. Gallagher, Costume Design by Childe Pendergast, Lighting Design by Ethan Vail, Props Design by Stephen M. Cyr, and Sound Design by Alex Wolf and Benjamin Nissen is the Assistant Director.

Rock of Ages runs July 29 through Aug. 7. Evening performances are July 29, 30 - 31 and Aug. 3-6 at 7:30 and Matinees are July 31 and Aug. 3 and 7 at 2:00pm.

Premium Seating tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children. Budget Seating tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for students, $8 for children. Group rates are available. You can purchase tickets by calling 570-748-8083, online at Box office hours are Monday and Tuesday from 9am to 5pm and Wednesday through Sunday from 9am to 9pm.

Run Time: approximately 150 minutes. Content Advisory: Contains adult language and situations. Come on down to the Millbrook Playhouse and be ready to have your face melted off.

From This Author - Rebecca Russo