Rock of Ages is a jukebox musical built around classic rock songs from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of that decade. The musical features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Europe, among other well-known rock bands.
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, 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 plans 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.
Additionally, join us after the first performance for an exclusive opening night party featuring complimentary food and beverages, a photo booth, and a meet and greet with the cast and creative team! The opening night party is included with a ticket purchased for opening night, July 30th, and will follow the show in Forest Roberts Theatre lobby. All theatre and dance majors and minors are invited to attend free of charge.
We are excited to announce that the performance on Tuesday, August 4th at 7:30pm will be our sensory friendly Theatre for All performance!
The Forest Roberts Theatre and Northern Michigan University launched the Theatre For All Initiative on campus in 2018 and have made it their mission to make the performing arts more accessible to children and adults on the autism spectrum as well as their families. Each show is performed in a friendly, supportive environment for families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensory sensitivities.
For more information on our Theatre for All performances, visit our website at https://www.nmu.edu/forestrobertstheatre/theatreforall.
Friday, July 31 at 7:30pm
Forest Roberts Theatre
Forest Roberts Theatre, 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855