My sister and I had actually seen this show on Broadway in New York City a couple of years ago and loved it. When I heard the show was travelling, I knew I wanted to see it again. The show was coming to this area, however, in December, in the middle of the week and I just didn’t think I’d be able to plan to go for various reasons. Shockingly enough, I got a text message from my sister this past Monday. I’m paraphrasing, but this is about how it went: “DUDE! You won’t believe it! I just won the grand prize from Rock 102’s Rock of Ages giveaway! Front row seats for Thursday night! Wanna go?” I believe my reply was something like:”Holy c#%p, man! Ya, I wanna go!” We made our way to Symphony Hall in downtown Springfield. Springfield is not known for its great architecture, but the inside of Symphony Hall is really quite beautiful. I was taking pictures with my phone and my iPod, so forgive the quality here:
I was trying to show the pretty balcony and ceilings and chandelier here; hopefully you can get the idea.
The set is a bar called “The Bourbon Room” where hard rock bands play and scantily clad waitresses work. The show was bawdy at times, and did use some foul language, but it was all in good fun. Definitely not a show for fuddy-duddies. Here’s a clip that gives you a good idea of what the show is like:
The performers in this show were funny and fabulous and full of energy. When my phone died, I tried to get a shot of the cast during the finale with my iPod, but it didn’t come out all that great. Here it is anyway:
So, if you are of “a certain age” that would love a hard-rocking, 1980’s-style good time, be sure to catch this show when it comes to your area!