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 ‘80s. 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.
This five-time Tony-nominated musical, with a star-studded motion picture, is rockin’ its way across the USA and Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom is fortunate to be one of its destinations.
“Rock of Ages” is a worldwide phenomenon with a smash hit production in London 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” will take place Thursday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, April 19 at 2 and 7:30 pm.
“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 and orchestrations by Ethan Popp (“Tarzan,” Europe “We Will Rock You” and “Mamma Mia”).
“Rock of Ages” features set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Tony Nominee Gregory Gale, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Craig Cassidy and projection design is by Zachary Borovay.
“Rock of Ages is produced by Phoenix Entertainment.
Tickets are priced at $45 to $75 with a 10 percent discount on single tickets on Thursday. Tickets are available online at harriscenter.net or from the Harris Center ticket office at 916-608-6888 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket.
Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway in Folsom.