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Rocks of Ages returns Ruth Eckerd Hall
Article published on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
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ST. PETERSBURG - In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer – and in L.A.’s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the ‘80s.

It’s Rock of Ages, a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake and many more. This five-time Tony nominated musical is rockin' its way across the USA.

Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater for two exclusive performances Saturday, Oct. 6 at 5 and 9 p.m.

Rock of Ages returns to Clearwater for the first time since the premiere performances in January 2011 and critics hailed the show:

Steve Spears, Tampa Bay Times wrote: “DO NOT LEAVE YOUR SEATS for show stopping numbers like Hit Me with your Best Shot, Every Rose Has Its Thorn and Can’t Fight This Feeling.”

The Tampa Tribune wrote: “…A production as loud, flashy and unsubtle as the music and era it celebrates.”

Rock of Ages is a worldwide phenomenon with smash hit productions in Australia, London, South Korea and still rockin' on Broadway, featuring 28 classic rock tunes including Don't Stop Believin', We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead or Alive, Here I Go Again, Harden My Heart, Renegade and I Want To Know What Love Is.

Rock of Ages is directed by Tony Award Nominee Kristin Hanggi (Bare, Pussycat Dolls on the Sunset Strip) and choreographed by Kelly Devine (Jersey Boys – Associate Choreographer). With a book by Chris D’Arienzo (writer and director of the film Barry Munday), original arrangements by David Gibbs (Counting Crows, Film: That Thing You Do) and the Music Supervision, Arrangements & Orchestrations by Ethan Popp (Tarzan; Europe: We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia).

Rock of Ages features set design by Beowulf Boritt (Spelling Bee, LoveMusik), costume design by Tony Nominee Gregory Gale (Cyrano, The Wedding Singer), lighting design by Jason Lyons (The Threepenny Opera), sound design by Craig Cassidy (Phantom, Mamma Mia), and projection design is by Zachary Borovay (A Catered Affair).

Rock of Ages is produced by Phoenix Entertainment.

Reserved tickets priced at $70, $60 and $50 are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater, by calling 727-791-7400 and online at www.rutheckerdhall.com.
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