Monday, 2 May 2011

Rock Of Ages, The New King Of Rock Musicals?

With Rock Of Ages tickets now on sale for its forthcoming opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London as exclusively revealed by in January, the west end theatre going public will soon be voting with their pockets to determine whether this is going to be the next big rock musical in the capital and a challenger to the phenomenally successful We Will Rock You.

The omens are so far good with initial advance sales of Rock Of Ages tickets looking positive and with the shows successful runs in the U.S, Canada and Australia it is likely that the Rock Of Ages London show will be just as popular with the punters as the show targets the very lucrative 30-50 age group both male and female and looks to delight west end audiences with some great sing along anthems and tongue in cheek nostalgia giving a welcome release from daily life to the public with a good night out.

The Rock Of Ages stage show tries its best not to take itself too seriously with its boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back again storyline that manages to mix in 28 classic 1980's rock anthems into the mix including 'The Final Countdown' (Europe), 'We're Not Gonna Take It, (Twisted Sister), 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn' (Bon Jovi) and of course 'Don't Stop Believing' (Journey) and it is this fusion of simple uncomplicated storyline mixed in with a rocking familiar musical score that the producers are pinning their hopes of wowing the west end theatre going public on.

Another plus point that should help the success of the show and sale of Rock Of Ages tickets is the confirmation of a making of a Hollywood movie version of the show starring Tom Cruise and Russell Brand which on paper looks to be inspired casting and could see the stage show audience increasing with the popularity of the movie as was the case with the (still) incredibly successful Mamma Mia.

So all in all the signals are positive for the sale of Rock Of Ages tickets and London could have a new pretender to the west end rock musical crown, so watch this space and 'Don't Stop Believing!'

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