Cast of Rock of Ages
Stage West travels back to a time of big ballads and bigger hair | Photo: Courtesy of Stage West

Rock of Ages

Stage West rocks hard for 80s flashback

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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The 1980s are about to come to a close—times are a changing but in the heart of Hollywood, the party is still raging.  Not your standard jukebox musical, Stage West goes hard for its production of Rock of Ages with a killer cast and memorable songs.

At one of the Sunset Strip’s last legendary venues we meet Drew (played by Scott Beaudin)—an aspiring rock star and resident toilet cleaner who longs to take the stage as the next big thing. But when small-town girl Sherri (played by Sarah Horsman) turns up, his heart and musical career go on a wild ride.

Throw in a motley crew of protesters, rockers, strippers, and the legendary Stacee Jaxx (played by Cary Shields), Rock of Ages is a throwback to the hard rock era. Featuring a soundtrack of 80s classics from REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Styx, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, and many more, the production offers a polished, but still slightly seedy, night out.

Rock of Ages runs April 21 to June 25, 2017 at Stage West Calgary (727 42nd Ave. SE).