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Eighties themed ‘Rock of Ages’ returns to the Pantages for limited engagement, March 20-25, starring Dominique Scott as Drew in anticipation of New Line Cinema’s summer film release starring Tom Cruise in the movie version.
Hollywood, Calf. – Following a highly successfully L.A. premiere this past February 2011, ROCK OF AGES, the five-time Tony Award® nominated smash-hit musical, will return to Los Angeles for a strictly limited, face-melting one week engagement March 20 – 25, 2012 at the Pantages Theatre. L.A. audiences were so amped during the show‟s premiere engagement that it was clear those die-hard fans who continued singing “Don’t Stop Believin’” down Hollywood Boulevard as they left the Pantages Theatre hadn‟t been rocked hard enough!
Tickets for ROCK OF AGES may be purchased online at www.BroadwayLA.org or by phone at 1-800-982-2787. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Pantages Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. The Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Vine Street, and the box office opens daily at 10am.
Leading the cast of ROCK OF AGES are Dominique Scott as Drew, Shannon Mullen as Sherrie, Matt Ban as Dennis, Matt Nolan as Stacee Jaxx, Justin Colombo as Lonny, Stephen Michael Kane as Franz, Amma Osei as Justice, Phillip Peterson as Hertz, Katie Postotnik as Regina and Chris Sams as Mayor / Ja‟Keith.
Rounding out the company are Joey Elrose, Wesley Faucher, Lisa Finegold, Tymisha “tush” Harris, Alyssa Herrera, Patrick Joyce and Danny McHugh.
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”.
ROCK OF AGES is directed by Tony Award Nominee Kristin Hanggi (Bare, Pussycat Dolls on the Sunset Strip) and choreographed by Kelly Devine (Jersey Boys – Associate Choreographer). With a book by Chris D‟Arienzo (writer and director of the film Barry Munday), original arrangements by David Gibbs (Counting Crows, Film: That Thing You Do) and the Music Supervision, Arrangements & Orchestrations by Ethan Popp (Tarzan; Europe: We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia).
ROCK OF AGES features set design by Beowulf Boritt (Spelling Bee, LoveMusik), costume design by Tony Nominee Gregory Gale (Cyrano, The Wedding Singer), lighting design by Jason Lyons (The Threepenny Opera), sound design by Craig Cassidy (Phantom, Mamma Mia), and projection design is by Zachary Borovay (A Catered Affair).
ROCK OF AGES is produced by Phoenix Entertainment.
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. (Please note that in consideration of audiences, no one under 5 will be admitted to the theatre.)
Orchestra level tickets for ROCK OF AGES start at just $25. Prices are subject to change without notice.
For more information on ROCK OF AGES, please visit www.RockOfAgesMusical.com.
For tickets or more information about ROCK OF AGES‟s Los Angeles engagement, please visit the Pantages Theatre‟s official website, www.BroadwayLA.org.