"Rock of Ages" comes to Adler on Wed.


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Posted Online: April 18, 2013, 1:53 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

The big-hair rock musical "Rock of Ages" is coming to Davenport and will play the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., thisWednesday, April 24. Tickets ($39.50, $49.50 & $59.50) are available at Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets and the Adler box office. Discounts are available for groups by calling563-326-8522.

In the jukebox show, it's1987 on the Sunset Strip, and a small-town girl meets a big-city dreamer – and in L.A.'smost legendary rock club, they fall in love to the greatest songs of the '80s. "Rock of Ages" is a feel-goodlove story told through the hit songs of iconic rockersJourney, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake and many more.

"Rock of Ages" (made last year into a movie starring Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Bryan Cranston and Alec Baldwin) is a worldwide phenomenon with productions in Australia,London, South Korea and still rockin' on Broadway, featuring 28 classic rock tunesincluding "Don't Stop Believin'," "We Built This City," "The Final Countdown," "WantedDead or Alive," "Here I Go Again," "Harden My Heart," "Can't Fight this Feeling," "Renegade" and "I Want To Know What Love Is."

For more information, visit rockofagesontour.com.



















 



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