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Production Song List for ROCK OF AGES

The following are the songs featured in the show:

“Anyway You Want It” Journey, written by Steve Perry and Neal J. Schon

“Can’t Fight This Feeling” REO Speedwagon, written by Kevin Cronin

“Cum on Feel the Noize” Slade, written by Neville Holder and James Lea

“Don’t Stop Believin’” Journey, written by Jonathan Cain, Stephen Ray Perry, Neal J. Schon

“Every Rose Has Its Thorn” Poison, written by Bobby Dall, Bruce Anthony Johannesson, Bret Michaels, Rikki Rocket

“The Final Countdown” Europe, written by Joey Tempest

“Harden My Heart” Quarterflash, written by Marvin Webster Ross

“Heat of the Moment” Asia, written by Geoffrey Downes and John K. Wetton

“Heaven” Warrant, written by Jani Lane, Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Steven Sweet and Joey Allen

“Here I Go Again” Whitesnake, written by David Coverdale and Bernard Marsden

“High Enough” Damn Yankees, written by Jack Blades, Ted Nugent and Tommy R. Shaw

“Hit Me with Your Best Shot” Pat Benatar, written by E. Schwartz

“I Hate Myself for Loving You” Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, written by Desmond Child and Joan Jett

“I Wanna Rock” Twisted Sister, written by Daniel Dee Snider

“I Want to Know What Love Is” Foreigner, written by Michael Leslie Jones

“Just Like Paradise” David Lee Roth, written by David Lee Roth and Brett Tuggle

“Keep on Lovin’ You” REO Speedwagon, written by Kevin Cronin

“Kiss Me Deadly” Reel Big Fish, written by Mick Smiley

“More Than Words” Extreme, written by Nuno Bettencourt and Gary F. Cherone

“Nothin’ But a Good Time” Poison, written by Bobby Dall, Bruce Anthony Johannesson, Bret Michaels, Rikki Rocket

“Oh Sherrie” Steve Perry, written by Steve Perry, Randy Goodrum, Bill Cuomo, Craig Krampf

“Renegade” Styx, written by Tommy Shaw

“The Search Is Over” Survivor, written by Frank Sullivan and Jim Peterik

“Shadows of the Night” Pat Benatar, written by D.L. Byron

“Sister Christian” Night Ranger, written by Kelly Keagy

“To Be with You” Mr. Big, written by David Grahame and Eric Martin

“Too Much Time on My Hands” Styx, written by Tommy Shaw

“Waiting for a Girl Like You” Foreigner, written by Michael Leslie Jones and Louis Gramattico

“Wanted Dead or Alive” Bon Jovi, written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richard S. Sambora

“We Built This City” Jefferson Starship, written by Dennis Lambert, Martijn George Page, Bernie Taupin and Peter Wolf

“We’re Not Gonna Take It” Twisted Sister, written by Daniel Dee Snider

Production History for ROCK OF AGES
  • July 2005, played four shows over two days at King, King in Los Angeles.
  • August 2005, played one show on August 8th at The Warner Brothers Soundstage in Los Angeles.
  • January 2006, premiered in Los Angeles at the nightclub The Vanguard Hollywood. It played there for six weeks.
  • 2006, opened in Las Vegas at The Flamingo for a limited run.
  • October 16, 2008, began highly successful Off-Broadway run at the New World Stages and ran through January 4, 2009.
  • March 20, 2009, the Broadway production began previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
  • April 7, 2009, officially opened on Broadway to great reviews and S.R.O. audiences.
  • July 7, 2009, original Broadway cast album released by New Line Records.
  • Summer, 2009, New Line Cinema won a competitive bidding war with some of Hollywood’s biggest studios for the film rights. Production is expected to begin with “Hairspray” film director Adam Shankman at the helm with a screenplay by its Broadway Musical book writer, Chris D’Arienzo.
  • May 11, 2010, the musical opened at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, Ontario to rave reviews.
  • September 2010, National Tour launches in Chicago, IL at the Bank of America Theatre.
  • September, 2010, ROCK OF AGES opens in Korea.
  • April 2011, makes its Australian debut at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne.
  • June, 2012, the motion picture version will be in theaters worldwide.

Rock of Ages

The worldwide party musical ROCK OF AGES features a mix of 28 rockin' 80s tunes including "Don't Stop Believin'", "We Built This City", "The Final Countdown", "Wanted Dead or Alive", "Here I Go Again", "Can't Fight This Feeling", and "I Want To Know What Love Is".

In 1987, on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker in LA's most famous rock club, and they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80s. It's five-time 2009 Tony nominee ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more. Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on!


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Because of the mature content, this production is recommended for ages 14 and older. Only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.
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