Rock of Ages Musical Comes to Pittsburgh

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The popular musical, Rock of Ages, is making its way to Pittsburgh! Check out the show dates and buy your tickets today.


The Tony Award-winning musical Rock of Ages is coming to Pittsburgh! The show will be at the Benedum Center from February 6-11, 2018.

Rock of Ages is set in 1987 on the Sunset Strip, and tells the story of a small-town girl named Sherrie and a city boy named Drew, who meet and fall in love at a local rock club. The musical features classic ‘80s hits such as “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “We Built This City”, and “Here I Go Again”.

If you love ‘80s rock music, or if you’re just looking for a fun night out, Rock of Ages is the perfect show for you! Tickets are on sale now.


Rock of Ages is a musical with a book byChris D’Arienzo, built around classic rock songs from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of that decade. The musical features hits from STYX, Journey, Bon Jovi, Poison and many more. It tells the story of a small town girl who falls in love with a city boy and their struggles to keep their relationship alive in the face of opposition from her father and the pressures of life in Hollywood in the 1980s.

The Plot

Rock of Ages is a musical set in 1987 on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. The musical tells the story of Drew, a small-town boy from Michigan, and Sherrie, a small-town girl from Pennsylvania, who meet on the Sunset Strip as they pursue their dreams in Hollywood. The two fall in love and must fight to stay together as the community around them crumbles. Rock of Ages is a love story told through the music of hair metal bands of the 1980s, including Journey, Bon Jovi, Poison, and Whitesnake.

The Music

The music in Rock of Ages is incredible. The songs are all incredibly catchy and will stay in your head long after the show is over. The show highlights a wide variety of different genres of music, including classic rock, hair metal, and power ballads. You don’t need to be a fan of any particular genre to enjoy the show, as there is something for everyone.

The Characters

The Characters:
Rock of Ages is set in 1987 on the Sunset Strip, where a small-town girl named Sherrie Christian arrives in Hollywood with big dreams of becoming a movie star. She quickly falls for Drew, a city boy who works at the legendary nightclub, The Bourbon Room. When The Bourbon Room is threatened with closing, Drew and Sherrie bands together with rock-loving friends to save it. Along the way, they must navigate the conflicts that come with success, heartbreak, and rock ‘n’ roll.

The Set

The set for Rock of Ages is imposing and austere. A large turntable in the center of the stage allows for a 360-degree view of the action, while a series of catwalks and platforms provide a variety of interesting vantage points. The set also features a number of touchstones from the 1980s, including neon signs, a pay phone, and a jukebox.

The Costumes

The costumes for the show are very important in order to help set the time period and give the performers a look that matches their characters. The majority of the costumes in Rock of Ages are denim, leather, or both. The show is set in 1987, so the clothing style is a mix of late 1970s and early 1980s fashion. There are lots of tight fitting clothes, big hair, and bright colors.

The Reception

Overall, the reviewers thought that the show was entertaining and well-done. They enjoyed the sets and costumes and appreciated the hard work that went into them. The cast was praised for their energy and enthusiasm, as well as their vocal talents.

The Legacy

The musical tells the story of the rise of rock ‘n’ roll between the 1950s and 1980s through the eyes of two young lovers, Drew and Sherrie. It features classic hits from iconic musicians such as Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Pat Benatar, Poison, Twisted Sister, Starship, Asia, and Europe.

The musical has been praised for its accurate portrayal of the culture and music of the time period. It has also been criticized for its use of profanity and sexual content. Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying that the musical is a century-defining work that captures the zeitgeist of its time.


All in all, “Rock of Ages” was a great musical. It was entertaining, funny, and the music was great. The actors did a great job, and the set design was very well done. I would definitely recommend this musical to anyone who likes rock music from the 80s.

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