Omaha, Neb. – Rock of Ages, running March 3 – April 2, 2017 in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre at Omaha Community Playhouse, is set in L.A.’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987. It tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. This jukebox musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It uses the hits of the 1980s to tell its story, including “Sister Christian,” “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “Dead or Alive,” “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Here I Go Again,” “Don’t Stop Believing” and many more. Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! Contains mischievous behavior, suggestive and adult dialogue and comedic reference to drug usage.
OCP encourages patrons to participate in pre-show activities to enhance the theatre-going experience for patrons. Patrons are encouraged to dress up in their ‘80s best when they attend this production. There will be a photo area in OCP’s Owen Lobby where patrons can take photos with ‘80s props, play a round of PAC-MAN at a display in the lobby and peruse a display case of the most memorable toys from the ‘80s.
OCP is offering a “Ladies of the ‘80s” dance workshop on March 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for $20. Participants will learn a Rock of Ages dance number from director/choreographer Kimberly Faith Hickman. This is a ladies only workshop. Pre-registration is required. More information is available at OmahaPlayhouse.com. Class attendees can purchase a discounted ticket ($30) to the performance by calling Jana at (402) 553-4890, ext. 147.
Production: Rock of Ages
Director: Kimberly Faith Hickman
Credits: Book by Christopher D’Arienzo with Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan Popp
Mallory Vallier as Sherrie
David Ebke as Drew
Adam Hogston as Lonny
Nick LeMay as Stacee Jaxx/Father
Paul Hanson as Franz Klinemann
Samantha Quintana as Regina
Bob Gilmore as Dennis Dupree
Sara Mattix as Justice/Mother
Joey Galda as Hertz Klinemann
The ensemble features Marcus Benzel, Carmen Butler, Jana Coburn, Erin Florea, Melissa King, Donte Plunkett, Nora Shelton, and Scott Van Den Top.
Show Dates: March 3 – April 2, 2017 (Wed-Sat at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm)
Tickets: At the OCP Box Office at 69th & Cass, by calling (402) 553-0800 or online at www.OmahaPlayhouse.com or http://www.TicketOmaha.com. Single tickets are $42 for adults and $25 for students (Thursdays – Sundays) and $32 for adults and $20 for students (Wednesdays). Tickets for groups of 12 or more are $30 for adults and $20 for students (Thursdays – Sundays) and $24 for adults and $16 for students (Wednesdays)
Twilight Tickets – A limited number of tickets are available at half price after noon the day of the performance at the Box Office. Cash or check only. Subject to availability.
Wednesday Performances – Discounted tickets are available for Wednesday performances only at $32 for adults and $20 for students.
Whatta Deal Wednesday – Discounted tickets for $10 will be available for the first Wednesday performance on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. $10 tickets will be available in person at the box office starting at 4:00 p.m. the day of the show.
Sponsored by: Security National Bank, Gale and Judy Wickersham, Woodmen Life, 2016 AAA New York Tour, Bravo! Dance Competitions and KMTV (media sponsor)
Location: Omaha Community Playhouse (6915 Cass St, Omaha, NE) on the Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre