I WANNA ROCK!
So this may not be a film, but let me tell you about a show that’s in Dallas called ROCK OF AGES!!! Unfortunately, the Def Leppard tiled musical did not get the rights to music by Def Leppard, but don’t let this stop you from getting some nosebleed seats and checking out Broadway in the Dallas Arts District.
I’ll keep this short and sweet. The actors are awesome, bringing with them a repertoire that ranges from Off-Broadway talent, musical hits, and even American Idol (the lead character played by Constantine Maroulis).
It’s my opinion that Constantine is now doing better than just about any other Idol winner ever did. I mean, he left a reality show, got bitched out by Simon Cowell, made it to Broadway, and is now doing a traveling stage production. This guy has got TALENT.
OK, I’ll tell you a bit about the show now. It basically creates a story we’ve seen a hundred times, but does it incredibly well. There’s a rock band, a club that’s about to face demolition, and boy that traveled to L.A. to become a rock star, a girl that traveled to L.A. to become a movie star, bad guys, good guy, and a bunch of songs.
Oh, right, the songs…they’re all 80’s ROCK! Journey, Foreigner, Styx, and much more, all songs selectively chosen to follow along the little story. It’s like a musical made for old metal-heads.
Seriously, if you’ve never been to a musical, this is the one to go to. I saw this production on Broadway and am happy to say that the whole original cast is traveling (except for the female lead, she starred in the Toronto production, and she doesn’t disappoint.) Unlike other traveling shows with different actors and directors, you will experience the same thing New Yorkers did when this first premiered.
All I’m sayin is, I wanna rock, and Rock of Ages rocked me. Stay tuned when I give my full review of the upcoming film of the same name.
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