Ends Jan 12 | 2h 20m | Midtown W

Rock of Ages

From 488 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Clever, Delightful

About the show

The original Broadway hit production is back to celebrate its 10th anniversary. This five-time Tony Award-nominated musical features an electric score full of classic ‘80s rock anthems. More…

"Rock of Ages" tells the story of a small-town girl, a city boy, and a rock ‘n’ roll romance on the Sunset Strip. But when the bar where rock reigns supreme is set to be demolished, it’s up to these wannabe rockers and their band of friends to save the day – and the music. "Rock of Ages" features such hits as "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "I Wanna Know What Love Is," "Here I Go Again," "Don't Stop Believin’," and many more.


Member Reviews (488)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Clever, Delightful
84
Avg Score

65
Nostalgic (for some), Great singing, Banal, Insipid, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy 80s hair band karaoke; you "Can't fight this feeling" for "Nothin' but a good time".

Don't see it if you don't have some drinks before (and during) the show; you prefer erudition to pure, unabashed frivolity.

Also This was a really hard show to score... Production-wise, this 10th ann... Read more Read less

62
Cliched, Insipid, Great performances, Weak story, Fun music

See it if you love 80s music and don't care that the songs are weaved around a laughably bad story line. If you can let that go, you'll have fun

Don't see it if you want a decent plot and any sort of character development. While it may have been fun, it could have been so much better

Also I LOVE 80s music and I should have loved this show, but I just couldn'... Read more Read less

82
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You liked the 80s and rock. You liked the movie. Love bad 80s hair and love stories

Don't see it if You do not like 80s. Or prefer more serious fare

80
Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you want to watch a classic. If you like 80's rock and roll.

Don't see it if you saw it ten years ago.

Also The play has lots of energy, I couldn't stop singing the rock anthems.... Read more Read less

87
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if If you are a fan of that period songs done by a great group of singers and musicians

Don't see it if You like dramas and comedies without music

60
Fluffy, Funny, Cliched, Banal, Delightful

See it if you want a cheesy show with 80s rock music and over-the-top acting.

Don't see it if you want a more serious show with three-dimensional characters and a more substantive plot.

69
Hokey, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you love 80s rock and like to sing along. The story is too hokey for words, the jokes are dumb, but the rock is good. And loud.

Don't see it if You don't like loud rock music or dialog/plot meant only to hold the songs together. Lots of old fans in the audience; I was not one of them

75
Sweet, silly, camp, Funny

See it if You like 1980s top 40 music, boy meets girl/stardom dreams musicals

Don't see it if Nipple jokes offend you or you’re looking for a serious, deeply felt musical. This is just fun. Not appropriate for young children.

100
Great acting, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You love, love the 80's and the music of that time period. You will want to dance and sing along the entire time. You will make friends here

Don't see it if You don't like racy sexual scenes or want something intellectual. Not good young children; should be at least 16 to see this.

93
80’s rock & roll, 80’s rock&roll, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You love & are a fan of 80's music & period. You like to & want to dance and sing along the entire show.

Don't see it if Don’t see if your not a fan of musical, 80’s rock & roll. Or if u saw it 10 years ago

66
Banal, Funny

See it if you're pretty drunk and want a fun night out. Or if you're not much of a theatergoer.

Don't see it if you don't want to sit with people who treat a musical like it's a concert.

85
Sparkly, Nostalgic, Loud, Funny

See it if You enjoy loud music and don't want to think too hard. See it if you want to have a good time.

Don't see it if you want a soft show with a lot of meaning to it.

86
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if If u enjoy the music, and was very entertaining. The acting was good, lots of laughs.

Don't see it if No reason , go and enjoy!!!

66
Slow, Entertaining, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You know the music

Don't see it if You don’t like rock music or are a kid who doesn’t know the music!

90
Great acting, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you loved the PLAY and LOATHED THE MOVIE - this is a smaller but still GREAT version of the 10 year old show

Don't see it if you dont want to ROCK HARD and LOUDLY - you're allergic to spandex & glitter and booby jokes.....

69
Disappointing, Banal, Overrated, Fluffy, Dated

See it if like 80's hair band music - some insipid comedic moments - if you like broadway spoofs - want to waste an afternoon

Don't see it if dislike "poser" 80's hair band rock'n'roll - looking for something fairly intelligent

80
Silly mindless happiness

See it if You love to smile. ROA is mindless fun for those who lived or loved the 80s and its tunes. Be ready to laugh and love the characters

Don't see it if You want deep and meaningful theater, this show doesn’t try to be more than it is...which is nothing but a good time

98
Refreshing, Hilarious, Ambitious, Great singing, Funny

See it if you absolutely love 80s rock. they sing all the 80s rock classics and the main characters are very silly and charming.

Don't see it if you hate rock music and don't really care for the cliche "chase your dream in LA" storyline.

82
Raunchy, Edgy, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love the music, vibe, and culture

Don't see it if You want to think

22
Excruciating, Overrated, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if You like 80s tunes along with a really cliched love story.

Don't see it if You are intelligent and demand something stimulating or hate wasting time and money.

Also There will always be some ppl who enjoys rom-com which is nothing but ... Read more Read less

100
Must see, Hilarious, Great writing, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if If you want amazing singers and sound and the band wow. It was hilarious and the way they rip on the movie is genius.

Don't see it if If you don’t want pure entertainment with high production value.

100
Raunchy, Riveting, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Love 80's arena/hair rock, you'll love this show. It's a classic song in a show full of classics

Don't see it if Don't like musicals, love stories, the 80's

91
Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you love rock music

Don't see it if you hate rock

94
Intelligent, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like 80’s music

Don't see it if You don’t like corny jokes

84
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if A sweet story about a teacher and his students. Fun and enjoyable!

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy high school performances. Many actors are young and relate to those of us with kids their ages.


July 4th, 2019
Review: ‘Rock of Ages’ Returns, Scaled Down but Big Hair Intact In a limited run Off Broadway, the jukebox musical about love and rocking out in the 1980s now includes songs by Def Leppard.
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July 8th, 2019
Rock of Ages Still Rocks The classic rock jukebox musical returns to New York for its 10th anniversary.
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July 5th, 2019
★★★ A decade after its first air guitar riff, the hair-metal jukebox musical is back—and it’s still nothin’ but a good time
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July 11th, 2019
"You go to 'Rock of Ages' for its music, not its plots…or its string of incessantly raunchy juvenilia…The music, though, if it's up your alley, certainly shivers the timbres [sic!] with a succession of vocally explosive and physically dynamic performances."
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