Catchy rock songs often have a blazing guitar riff, a sing-along chorus, and subliminal messages about getting out of your small town. Get hooked with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to Rock of Ages
- Where: Mead Theatre at Schuster Center
- Door time: one hour prior to showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $38 for B-level seating in rear side of the orchestra, or the sides of the loge and balcony (up to a $64 value)
- $44 for A-level seating in the rear orchestra or mid loge (up to a $74 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- Click here to view all available showtimes.<p>
Rock of Ages
It’s 1987 on the Sunset Strip, at the immaculately feathered apex of hair metal. Small-town girl Sherrie “Sister” Christian has just moved to Hollywood chasing silver-screen dreams, but finds herself detoured by love and fate when she crosses paths with South Detroiter Drew Boley, a free-spirited rocker who busses tables at the Bourbon Room. When a couple of painfully square real-estate developers threatens to transform the head-banging dive into something more family-friendly, Drew and Sherrie set in motion a plan to raise the necessary funds with the help of bleach-banged rock icon Stacee Jaxx and his band, Arsenal. Jaxx agrees to the plan, but the pampered star soon shows Sherrie that not all rockers are as gentlemanly as Drew. As the action ramps up, the actors’ lungs inflate for more than 25 ’80s hits such as “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “Any Way You Want It,” “We Built This City,” and “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.”<p>
Rock of Ages was nominated for five Tony Awards in 2009 in categories including Best Musical, Best Costume Design, and Best Sound Design, and recently became the 50th longest-running Broadway show. Lauded by the New York Times as “a seriously silly, absurdly enjoyable arena-rock” ride, the amplified romp also boasts a Guinness World Record for the Largest Air Guitar Ensemble after a performance in which 810 members of the cast and audience shredded on invisible axes.<p>
Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center
Operated by the Victoria Theatre Association, the Schuster Center houses the Dayton Philharmonic, the Dayton Opera, and Broadway shows. The location itself is seemingly magnetic. Built in 2003 upon the site where Rike-Kulmer Co. department store once dazzled shoppers with opulent Christmas displays, the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center now welcomes patrons with its glass-enclosed Wintergarden atrium—a shady indoor grove of palm trees— and the acoustic excellence of its 2,300-seat Mead Theatre.