Theatre review by Steve Duffy –
It’s back to the ‘80s at the Boch Wang Theatre!
It’s 1987 on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip when a small-town girl meets a big city rocker. As they fall in love in L.A.’s most famous rock club, ROCK OF AGES allows fans to rock out once again to their favorite ‘80s hits. Featuring the music of iconic bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this Tenth Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned ROCK OF AGES into a global phenomenon.
Boston native Katie LaMark and Anthony Nuccio both maintain a strong stage presence as the main leads and love interests. More importantly, is they both can sing your socks off, especially, Nuccio. John-Michael Breen, who plays Lonny the narrator, provides comical commentary to the audience that keeps the show rocking and rolling.
The supporting cast was tremendous, and all perform with an unbridled spirit of the times. My favorite character was Franz, the son of the German developer, played by Chris Renalds.
Rock of Ages is a great jukebox musical with plays like a concert that covers the most popular hits of the 1980’s. If you do not have the urge to sing out loud, you must be dead inside.
Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes (includes 15-minute intermission)
Tickets for ROCK OF AGES at the Wang Theatre are on sale now. Tickets are available at the Boch Center Box Office, by calling (800) 982-ARTS (2787), and www.bochcenter.org
For more information about ROCK OF AGES, visit www.rockofagesmusicaltour.com