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  Rock Of Ages at CIBC Theatre

Rock Of Ages

CIBC Theatre
18 W. Monroe Chicago

Chicago can't fight the feelin' anymore! ROCK OF AGES returns to Chicago for one week only! The worldwide party musical ROCK OF AGES features a mix of 28 rockin' 80's tunes including DON'T STOP BELIEVIN', WE BUILT THIS CITY, THE FINAL COUNTDOWN, WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE, HERE I GO AGAIN, CAN'T FIGHT THIS FEELING and I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS. 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. Its 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.

Thru - Mar 16, 2014

Price: $18-$85

Show Type: Musical

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Chicago Reader - Recommended

"...Add to that some retrograde racial stereotypes, and the show came across as a total loss. Now it's back, playing at a different venue and featuring some new cast members--most notably the incredibly lithe Tanner Hussar as one of the gentrifiers, the incredibly strong-voiced Kadejah One as a motherly procurer, and satyr-like Andrew Sklar as the narrator. The transformation is kind of amazing. Racial stereotypes are still in place and every bit as obnoxious as they ever were. Still, if you can stomach them and focus on the company's skill and playfulness, there's a good time to be had."
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Tony Adler

Around The Town Chicago - Recommended

"...Rock on! The latest production of “Rock of Ages”, currently playing at The Bank of America Theatre is an energetic and hand clapping romp through the era of hair bands that will leave lovers of 80′s music wanting more. "
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Michael Horn

Chicago Theatre Review - Recommended

"...Chris D’Ariezo’s loving ode to the music of the ‘80s isn’t aimed at the serious theatre patron looking for a complicated plot, deep subtext and three-dimensional characters. This fun-loving show, filled with stereotypes and bombastic musical numbers is a good-natured wink and a nod to a more innocent time when America was challenged by the titillation of raunch and excess glam rock. Audiences who want “More Than Words” should brave the “Shadows of the Night” and head over to the Bank of America Theatre ready to “Cum On Feel the Noise.” For many, this show is simply “Heaven.”"

Colin Douglas

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