Puss In Boots is taking the local theatre space by storm and later this year, Gold Reef City continues to disrupt the local theatre world by announcing that they will be putting on a production of the ever-popular ‘Rock Of Ages’ production at their Lyric Theatre.
Having spent six years on Broadway, Rock of Ages then went on to Las Vegas, a nation-wide tour of the U.S. as well as productions in Tokyo, Toronto, Sydney, Mexico City, Panama City, Manila, Malta, Singapore and now the production is finally landing in South Africa!
Featuring 28 nostalgic rock anthems including the music of Pat Benatar, Styx, Twisted Sister, Poison, Foreigner, Reo Speedwagon, and more, Rock Of Ages pays homage to the big rock concerts of the 80’s. It takes audiences all the way back to 1987 to the fabled West Hollywood club, the ‘Bourbon Room’, set on LA’s infamous Sunset Strip. The musical tells the story of Drew, a city boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, who have both landed up in LA to chase their dreams of making it big. Rock of Ages celebrates a time when big glamour rock bands were the epitome of decadence, superficiality, oversized egos, never ending guitar solos, extreme clothes, and outrageous hairstyles!
“At the core of Tsogo Sun, lies the innate desire to create experiences with top quality entertainment. Rock of Ages is an energetic tribute to classic rock which we believe Johannesburg audiences are going to love. It definitely will take you down memory lane with songs like ‘We Built this City’, ‘I Wanna Rock’, and ‘Don’t Stop Believin’, to mention only a few…It’s going to be one of the biggest year-end parties of 2017, and under the direction of Elizma Badenhorst, and Executive Producer Jaco van Rensburg, Rock of Ages is guaranteed to blow audiences away,” says Noeleen Bruton, Director of Marketing for Tsogo Sun.
The production has an all-star cast. Drew will be played by The Voice South Africa runner-up, Josh Ansley, Sherrie is played by Claire Taylor, Lonny by Zak Hendrikz, Dennis Dupree by Craig Urbani, Stacee Jaxx by Andrew Webster, Regina by Natasha van der Merwe, and Justice by Mpumelelo Mayiyane.
Rock of Ages performances will run at The Lyric: Monday to Friday at 20h00, Saturday and Sunday at 15h00 and 20h00 from the 17th of November to the 10th of December 2017. Tickets are available from Computicket and range between R160 – R300.
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