For those who like to rock, there are some musicals for you and at the top of the heap is Rock of Ages.
This glam metal retrospective is a romp through the hair-band heyday. This isn't a play that uses the approximate sounds and attitudes of the acid-washed denim of the '80s and '90s, it uses the actual songs that dominated the airwaves in that fist-pounding, head-banging era.
Rock of Ages comes to CN Centre on May 10, bringing with it Heaven Isn't Too Far Away, Don't Stop Believin', To Be With You, I Wanna Rock, Nothin' But A Good Time, Wanted (Dead Or Alive), Here I Go Again, and a hotshot playlist of power-rock.
The play hits the high notes of Pat Benatar, Quiet Riot, Night Ranger, Damn Yankees, Styx, Starship, Joan Jett, Quarterflash and many more familiar artists.
In addition to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductions, Grammy Awards and platinum records garnered by the original artists, this musical theatre production also earned five Tony Award nominations (including best musical, sound, costume, direction and lead actor) and won the Theatre World Award for the acting of original cast member Wesley Taylor.
Since it opened in 2009, it has opened the curtain on more than 2,300 performances on Broadway alone. It has also toured internationally and was made into a 2012 major motion picture with an all-star cast (Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti, Alec Baldwin and many more in support of lead actors Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta).
"It's 1987 on Hollywood's Sunset Strip when a small-town girl meets a big city rocker," said CN Centre general manager Glen Mikkelsen by way of synopsis.
"As they fall in love in L.A.'s most famous rock club, Rock of Ages allows fans to rock out once again to their favorite '80s hits."
The Prince George performance happens one night only.
Tickets go on sale Friday at noon (starting at $49.50) at the CN Centre box office or on the TicketsNorth website.