George Street Playhouse presents the pre-Broadway production of the new musical comedy, the story of a laid off 40-year-old who finds that the only hope for his future lies in revisiting his rock and roll past. More…
Mitch Papadopolous always dreamed about being the next Bon Jovi, but he chose security over stardom and left those daydreams behind for a day job. For a while he thought he had everything – the high paying job, the high-rise apartment – until his 40th birthday when he got handed a pink slip and had to move back in with his Mom in Sayreville, New Jersey.
And when his high school arch nemesis (with a 20-year-old grudge and a tangerine spray tan) threatens to foreclose on their house, this big-shot banker must save his small-town home the only way he can…by winning The Battle of the Bands.
So he dusts off his guitar, gathers his old gang (the math teacher who isn’t good at math, the Irish cop who dreams about being on Broadway, the dermatologist who can’t get a date, and a 16-year-old Jewish rapper who makes Vanilla Ice look cool), and sets out to win the battle…and maybe even win back the high school sweetheart he left behind…proving it’s never too late to give your dreams one last shot.
See it if Nostalgia, humor, and good times enough that I didn’t care about the paper-thin, predictable plot.
Don't see it if You want a musical with substance and meaningful impact.
See it if The show and the George Street Production resonated with the New Jersey crowd that grew-up either being or knowing these characters
Don't see it if you don't understand the Garage Band phenomenon.
See it if I enjoyed the show. Many of the scenes and some of the songs were absolutely hilarious, especially the scene at the Orthodox Jewish wedding
Don't see it if and the singer at the diner was doing his "big" number and having a meltdown. The cast was very very enthusiastic.
See it if you love NJ, or hate NJ. It's funny for everyone. The NJ show closed with great reviews, and the Broadway show is hilarious.
Don't see it if you want a really serious, upsetting musical. This one makes you laugh.
See it if You like funny, shows with great humor about NY/NJ, great Jewish jokes and humor. Very light and clever cast and storyline.
Don't see it if You looking for a musical with dancing and strong singing.
See it if If you love plays that get the audience involved, star Marilu Henner, and is hilarious then come see this show
Don't see it if You dislike comedy and musicals