Wednesday 28 July 2010

Rock of Ages

Teena saw Rock of Ages with her friend, Shawna, back when it opened in May. She loved it and wanted to see it again.

Although I am not too familiar with rock tunes from the eighties, she thought I would enjoy it too so we got tickets for tonight.

I found, and still find, most music from the eighties to range from bad to boring and spent my years back then listening to new country. Much better. I approached going to the play in the same way that I would a new musical. Hoping for a good play with good tunes. Most everyone else in the theater went looking for the tunes they loved back then.

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 80s.

Although the plot was weak, the play was really good. I found it quite funny with good tunes, some which I recognized only when they sang the chorus. The songs fit in very well with the play, a hard thing to do when writing a story for the songs and not writing the songs for the story. It is a play that I would recommend to others.

Our seats were great too. 5th row in the middle.

Thanks, Teena! It was a fun night!

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