Guitar-shredding yaks constituted the first hair bands of the 1980s, until years of cud abuse and the rise of grunge-playing pigs eventually relegated them back to a life of slow chewing. Celebrate hair band-success stories with today’s Groupon for a ticket to Rock of Ages at the Benedum Center on Thursday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. Choose from the following seating options:
- $32 for a P1 ticket at the grand circle, orchestra or director’s circle levels (a $57.75 value)
- $28 for a P2 ticket in the first-tier level (a $50.75 value)
- $22 for a P3 ticket in the second-tier (M-T) level (a $39.75 value)
Presented by PNC Broadway Across America, Rock Of Ages rallies the thunderous voices of its talented cast to tell an arena-rock love story scored to the most recognizable hits of the ’80s. American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis stars as love-struck singer Drew, who transports theater-goers back to the most hair-conscious decade of the 20th century, where love blossomed to the vibrato of Journey, and cities rose and fell around the lyricism of Jon Bon Jovi. Housed in the Benedum Center, Rock of Ages playfully parodies Sunset Strip rock lore while enthusing audience members with exuberant dance numbers, acid-washed denim, and an acute absence of pocket protectors. Adults will be instantly transported back in time to senior proms and Reaganomics, but children younger than 14 may not understand the historical significance of men’s jewel-encrusted spandex pants, so parental caution should be exercised for younger viewers.
The New York Times praised Constantine Maroulis' performance in Rock of Ages:
- Mr. Maroulis, an alum of “American Idol,” possesses a soulful, pure and intense voice that negotiates the mountains of melisma and cuts through the electricity with ease. – Charles Isherwood