Get Tix Now: Rock Of Ages Not to Be Missed

By Staff in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 22, 2010 4:40PM

Post By: Rachael Scholten

2010_09_RockofAges.jpg You may have seen the Rock of Ages advertisements splashed all over town and despite their ofttimes gaudy presence we’re here to tell you now: Go forth. Buy Tickets. It Will Be Worth It. Trust us - we’ve seen it twice in on Broadway and to this we can attest: It Will Melt Your Face Off.

Rock of Ages succeeds where other jukebox musicals fail - it’s a hilarious, bawdy, self-aware, self-mocking, romantic comedy-ish musical in and of itself - and is only made that much MORE awesome by the best-of '80s hair metal that comprises its soundtrack.

And '80s purists, don’t fret. "Sister Christian," "We’re Not Gonna Take It," "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" and the rest of your favorites aren’t merely re-purposed for a modern-day setting; walk into the theater and you’ll be instantly transported to LA’s Sunset Strip circa 1987: crimped hair, fishnets, pleater and all. (No word yet on if there will be beer vendors in the aisles, as there were in Broadway shows).

And the icing on the cake: Constantine “I Rocked Bohemian Rhapsody Harder Than Any American Idol Contestant Ever Has or Ever Will” Maroulis is taking a leave from starring in the Broadway version (for which he was nominated for a Tony) and coming on the road, and into Chicago, with the tour.

So if your regular trips to the Hangge Uppe aren’t enough to feed your '80s rock habit, get yourself a ticket and help yourself to a big-ass helping of pure fist-pumping awesomeness.

Rock of Ages runs September 21 - October 3 at Bank of America Theater, 18 W Monroe St, Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 2 p.m. matinee. Tickets are $18 - $85 and are available at (800) 775-2000 or online.