Sep 6, 2011
East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans is pleased to bring the five-time Tony Award nominated smash-hit musical ROCK OF AGES to the Mahalia Jackson Theater Tuesday, November 1 – Sunday, November 6, 2011. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11 a.m. CDT.
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. This 5 time Tony nominated musical, with a star studded motion picture in the works, is rockin’ its way across the USA. Don’t miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on!
“Rock of Ages truly complements the 2011-2012 Broadway in New Orleans season making it one of the most diverse line-ups yet. There is a show for just about everyone – even lovers of ‘80s music,” said David Skinner, General Manager of Arts Center Enterprises. “Broadway in New Orleans is eager to cultivate new musical theater fans with each dynamic show.”
ROCK OF AGES is a worldwide phenomenon with smash hit productions in Australia, London, South Korea 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 NomineeGregory Gale (Cyrano, The Wedding Singer), lighting design by Jason Lyons (The Threepenny Opera), sound design byCraig Cassidy (Phantom, Mamma Mia), and projection design is by Zachary Borovay (A Catered Affair).
ROCK OF AGES is produced by PHOENIX ENTERTAINMENT.
Note: Some of the costumes, dancing and language used in ROCK OF AGES may not be appropriate for children under the age of 14.
SCHEDULE AND TICKETS
Performances are scheduled from Tuesday, November 1 – Sunday, November 6 daily at 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. Sunday performance), with matinees on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Friday, September 9 at 11 a.m. CDT. For more information on tickets, visit BroadwayInNewOrleans.com,MahaliaJacksonTheater.com or the Mahalia Jackson Box Office. Tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster locations or via phone at 800-982-2787 (ARTS). Group discounts for 15 or more are available by calling 504-287-0372.
For more information on ROCK OF AGES, visit www.rockofagesontour.com