Showing posts with label Rock of Ages Broadway tour. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rock of Ages Broadway tour. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

ACT OUT OPENING: Rock Of Ages at Bank of America Theatre #BroadwayInChicago


Get your 80's arena rock and hairband fix.  Break out those concert tees (yes, the audience does like to play dress up and we don't mean tuxes and little black dresses).  Here at ChiIL Live Shows we've seen the Broadway touring version of Rock of Ages twice and it's always a rockin' good time!  Yes, Rock of Ages is STILL rollin', but they'll be rollin' through Chicago for one week only, so get your tickets now, while you can.

My tweens still have their lighter shaped Rock of Ages flashlights, that everyone waved in the air, from the last run at Chicago Playhouse. They both totally dug the show.  It's sincere enough to be sweet and kitschy enough to be great fun.  This is the perfect play for rockers who are non-theatre goers, as it's less traditional musical and more of a melding of concert and storyline.  The characters are all too familiar archetypes and the fight the power, gentrification theme makes this a HAIR for the next generation... the children of the flower children.

If you're thinking of bringing the kids, do note there is language and some mature situations (pole dancing, mild sexual content) but it's all fairly tame and appropriate for tweens and up.  

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to present the smash-hit ROCK OF AGES. The show returns to Chicago for a limited one-week engagement at the Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe) from March 11 – March 16, 2014.

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer – and in L.A.’s most legendary rock club, they fell 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.  Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on!

ROCK OF AGES is a worldwide phenomenon with smash hit productions in Stockholm, London, Las Vegas and still rockin' on Broadway, featuring 28 classic rock tunes including “Don't Stop Believin'”, “We Built This City”, “The Final Countdown”, “Wanted Dead or Alive”, “Here I Go Again”, “Harden My Heart”, “Can't Fight this Feeling”, “Renegade” and “I Want To Know What Love Is”.

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).

For more information on ROCK OF AGES:

PHOENIX ENTERTAINMENT (Producer) is an established international theatrical producing and management enterprise founded by long time colleagues Stephen Kane and Michael McFadden. Its mission is to develop, produce and present the very finest in touring Broadway musicals and family entertainment. Throughout their three decades of theatrical success and industry partnership, the Phoenix team has delivered thousands of performances of more than 80 live productions on four continents. Phoenix is currently launching Rock of Ages and all new seasons of their critically acclaimed touring productions of Monty Python's Spamalot and The Color Purple, which follow on the proud touring heels of Gypsy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Pajama Game.  Team Phoenix also represents the Korean language productions of Grease and Fame, both enjoying open-ended runs in Seoul. Under the direction of colleague Ellie Chung, their Singapore based affiliate Phoenix Asia Group brings international booking, producing, presenting, classical-artist management and theatrical investment to the collective production and management capabilities of Phoenix Entertainment.

The performance schedule for ROCK OF AGES is as follows:
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Please note: Ticket prices and performance schedule are subject to change.


Tickets for ROCK OF AGES at the Bank of America Theatre range from $18-$85.  A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances.  Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710.  Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

ACT OUT OPENING: Broadway in Chicago's Coming Shows


We had the pleasure of seeing Constantine Maroulis live on stage in Broadway in Chicago's Rock of Age, back in 2010.  
Check out our past Constantine Maroulis coverage here.

We're looking forward to seeing him back in Chi-town again, with the pre-Broadway Jekyll & Hyde musical.   Tickets are on sale now.

Jekyll & Hyde - Pre Broadway!

Theatre : Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago Illinois
Dates : March 12, 2013 - March 24, 2013

Available now as a Broadway In Chicago Season Show!
Click here.

American Idol star and Tony® Award nominee Constantine Maroulis joins with Grammy® Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox to inject new life into the classic tale of good and evil, JEKYLL & HYDE. After four thrilling, chilling years on Broadway and multiple world-wide tours, this dark and dangerous love story from Tony® and Grammy® Award nominee Frank Wildhorn and Oscar® and Grammy® winner Leslie Bricusse, returns in a stunning new pre-Broadway production directed by Tony® nominee Jeff Calhoun and includes all the classic songs (This is the Moment, A New Life, Someone Like You) that first grabbed audiences by the throat and transformed JEKYLL & HYDE into a theatrical phenomenon.

Ticket prices are $33.00 to $95.00.

Groups of 15+ on sale now! Call 312-977-1710.


Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan

Theatre : Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago Illinois
Dates : January 30, 2013 - February 10, 2013

Tony® Award nominee Cathy Rigby takes flight in an all new production of PETER PAN! Discover the magic all over again of this two time Emmy award winning and two time Tony® Award nominated production. The New York Times says "Rigby still carries off the flights, fights and acrobatics that make Peter Pan audiences mesmerized." PETER PAN is filled with timeless magical moments and a captivating hook. The legend you thought you know, is now the adventure you never dreamed possible…Cathy Rigby is PETER PAN! 

Ticket prices are $18 to $85. 

Groups 15+ now on sale! Call 312-977-1710.


Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth

Theatre : Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago Illinois
Dates : February 15, 2013 - February 17, 2013

MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH is a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Spike Lee, this riveting one-man show goes beyond the headlines, behind the scenes and between the lines to deliver a must-see theatrical knockout. 

VIP Meet & Greet 
Premium seating in first three rows 
-Plus, after the show- 
Post-show meet & greet to include a photograph with Mike Tyson and an autographed boxing glove 

Meet & Greet 
Premium seating 
-plus, after the show- 
Post-show meet & greet to include a photograph with Mike Tyson

Ticket prices are $50 to $95. 

Groups 15+ call 312-977-1710

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Broadway in Chicago: Rock of Ages Opens In Chi-Town

The orginal Broadway cast of the hit musical ROCK OF AGES, featuring Constantine Maroulis, perform a medley from the show

Break out those 80's arena rock t's and those hair band moves.   Rock of Ages is BACK in Chicago from June 05, 2012 - August 05, 2012 at the Broadway Playhouse.

Check out our past review right here.

ChiIL Live Shows will be there this Wed night and we'll have a full review shortly.  

In the mean time:

here's our triple patron interviews from Rock of Ages' 2010 Chi-Town run. says:  

Hair band devotees rejoice: The anthems of the '80s are back. The new
musical features the hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, REO Speedwagon,
Pat Benatar
and many more.

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city rocker,
and in L.A.'s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest
songs of the 80s. This arena-rock love story is told through the
mind-blowing hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Poison and many more.


Opening night: 5 June 2012

Booking through until: 5 August 2012


Rock Of Ages may be inappropriate for children aged 7 and under, according to

(*ChiIL Mama's note:  Broadway
in Chicago posted a PG13ish warning that some of the dances and
costumes may be inappropriate for children.   There are "stripper"
characters, but nothing more risque than a bra and fishnets.   I did see
a few younger children in full 80's rock star dress, and they were
having a blast.   Still, parents who are uncomfortable with simulated
lap dances and semi-mature sexual themes might want to make this a
parents night out.)

Last time we made it an adult night out, but this time around Du-Jay (11) and Sagezilla (9) will be rockin' out with ChiIL Mama. 

Run time
 2 hours and 20 minutes with one 10 minute intermission.

Rock of Ages
Theatre : Broadway Playhouse, Chicago Illinois


In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA's most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80's. It's five time 2009 Tony® nominee ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the mind blowing, face-melting hits of JOURNEY, NIGHT RANGER, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more. Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on!

"Impossible to resist!"
- Charles Isherwood, New York Times

"Rock and comedy in perfect proportion!"
- David Cote, Time Out

Rock of Ages the movie hits theatres June 15th.   Here's the movie main site.   Check out the Broadway show then go see the Hollywood take.

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