This September 15-23, The Tower Theatre Foundation presents Thoroughly Modern Productions’ staging of the Broadway hit and 1980’s glam-band tribute Rock of Ages. Come step into a time of jukebox heroes, a place where every rose has its thorn, with people who don’t stop believing.
Set on the Sunset Strip in 1987, multiple Tony-nominee Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, a busboy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town Kansas girl, chasing L.A. show biz dreams, falling in love and saving a superstar through power ballads.
“This karaoke comedy about warped-vinyl dreams is about as guilty as pleasures get,” wrote the New York Times. “It’s a seriously silly, absurdly enjoyable arena-rock musical.”
Sing along and play air guitar to an electrifying mix of classic rock anthems played live on stage including Heat of the Moment, Hear I Go Again, Can’t Fight This Feeling and Sister Christian. Plus, the all-rock-star cast features the following local voices Drew – Erik J. McGinnis, Sherrie – Clairen Stone, Lonny – Dan Schimmoller, Dennis Dupree – Ryan Klontz, Justice – Kimmie Neff, Stacee Jaxx– Dakota B. Weeda, Regina – Kara Davison, Hertz – John Henry Helms III and Franz – Jarret Clarke.
This production is presented by the Tower Theatre Foundation and produced by Bend’s Thoroughly Modern Productions. Sponsored by Bend Surgery Center with additional support from Central Oregon Radiology, Deschutes Brewery, Oregrown, Hasson Company Realtors, AmeriTitle, and Sally Russell. Tickets are on sale now. Membership, program information and individual and group tickets are available at the box office (835 NW Wall), by phone (541-317-0700) or online (www.towertheatre.org). Details on events are also at facebook.com/TheTowerTheatre.
The nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic stage in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading performing arts organization, providing cultural and educational programs that make an essential contribution to Central Oregon’s lifestyle and strengthen the community.
Tower Theatre – 835 NW Wall Street
541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org