"Rock of Ages" tells a love story using iconic '80s music. Courtesy photo

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Rock of Ages: Worldwide ’80s party musical will rock Folsom

By From page B1 | April 16, 2014

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer in LA’s most legendary rock club and 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 is rockin’ its way across the United States and Folsom’s Harris Center for the Arts 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” 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,” “Mamma Mia”).

“Rock of Ages” features set design by Beowulf Boritt (“Spelling Bee,” “LoveMusik”), costume design by Tony Nominee Gregory Gale (“Cyrano,” “The Wedding Singer”), lighting design by Jason Lyons (“The Threepenny Opera”), sound design by Craig Cassidy (“Phantom,” “Mamma Mia”), and projection design is by Zachary Borovay (“A Catered Affair”). “Rock of Ages” is produced by Phoenix Entertainment. For more information visit rockofagesontour.com.

Don’t miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on!

“Rock of Ages” will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17; 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18; and2 & 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. 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 Harris Center ticket office at (916) 608-6888 from 10 a.m. to 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 campus in Folsom, facing East Bidwell Street.

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