Rock of Ages comes to Gold Reef City


The South African premier of Rock of Ages takes place from Friday, 17 November to Sunday, 10 December 2017 at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre. The sing-along party show is set to hit Johannesburg with an electric energy and tonnes of humour.
Rock of Ages features 28 nostalgic rock anthems including the music of Pat Benatar, Styx, Twisted Sister, Poison, Foreigner, Reo Speedwagon, paying homage to the big rock concerts of the 80’s.  Audience members will be taken back to 1987 to the fabled West Hollywood club, the ‘Bourbon Room’, set on LA’s infamous Sunset Strip.

Celebrating rock bands

The musical tells the story of Drew, a city boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, who have both landed up in LA to chase their dreams of making it big. Rock of Ages celebrates a time when big glamour rock bands were the epitome of decadence, superficiality, oversized egos, never ending guitar solos, extreme clothes, and outrageous hairstyles.

“At the core of Tsogo Sun, lies the innate desire to create experiences with top quality entertainment. Rock of Ages is an energetic tribute to classic rock, which we believe Johannesburg audiences are going to love. It definitely will take you down memory lane with songs like We Built this CityI Wanna Rock, and Don’t Stop Believin’, to mention only a few… It’s going to be one of the biggest year-end parties of 2017, and under the direction of Elizma Badenhorst, and executive producer Jaco van Rensburg, Rock of Ages is guaranteed to blow audiences away,” says Noeleen Bruton, director of marketing for Tsogo Sun.

The story’s characters are played by Drew (Josh Ansley – The Voice S.A. Season 2 runner-up), Sherrie (Claire Taylor), Lonny (Zak Hendrikz), Dennis Dupree (Craig Urbani), Stacee Jaxx (Andrew Webster), Regina (Natasha van der Merwe), and Justice (Mpumelelo Mayiyane). The set list of songs will be performed by a live band, and led by musical director, Wessel Odendaal.

Rock of Ages performances will run at The Lyric: Monday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 3pm and 8pm.

Various corporate, hospitality and group packages are available through Reef City Box Office and Computicket.

*Not suitable for persons under the age of 14.

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