I may or may not have mentioned my enjoyment of musical theatre. Oh, who am I kidding? I just posted about it a week or so ago.
The musical Rock of Ages is a cheesy treasure trove of the best of 80s music, and by best, I mean the hair metal rock and power ballads, not that dippy new wave stuff Mr. R. enjoys. The Broadway show was made into a movie and it’s completely possible that I’ve seen it once or twice, and maybe, potentially I might have sung along. Loudly.
A couple of years ago, the touring company came to town for one night only. My girl Mo and I grabbed ourselves a pair of tickets. Looking back on it, it’s possible that they were still in their rehearsal/soft launch phase, because to tell the truth, it had a bit of a high school production feel to it. Which was slightly disappointing, seeing as how we paid more than we ever would have paid for a high school show. But, the music’s the thing, and we had a blast singing along.
So…the Lake Worth Playhouse (where Mr. R. and I saw a stellar production of Spamalot) is doing Rock of Ages starting this weekend. My love and I have tickets for Thursday night and I’m so excited. As good as Spamalot was, I have high expectations for the caliber of the performance and I know we’ll have fun, regardless.
This video is from the 2009 Tony performance. It’s energetic, fun, nostalgic, and features a freaky cameo by Liza Minnelli. I hope you love it like I do. So rock out with your…
Ahem, well, anyway… Happy Saturday night!