‘Rock’ of Stages: A Glam Musical Journey

 'Rock' of Stages: A Glam Musical Journey

Just a small-town girl …

Well, not quite: Shannon Mullen hails from Rochester, N.Y. (population 210,000).

Just a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit …

Yes and no: Dominique Scott is actually from the city of Miami.

Somehow, fate, karma, the infinite wisdom of Journey and the intervention of some even higher powers (aka touring-musical presenters) have brought these two crazy kids together in an everlasting, ever-lovin’ embrace, if only for two hours at a time in a series of theaters across the country.

 

Mullen and Scott play the lead roles in the latest touring version of Rock of Ages,” the Tony-nominated stage ode to the big hair and bigger egos of the glam-metal bands of the ’80s.

 

Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” — that deathless anthem about two lost souls who find each other (and encounter some mystifying “streetlight people” along the way) — is the soul of this satirical musical, which has been running on Broadway for two years and counting.

But the show, set in 1987 L.A., also takes in tunes from Quiet Riot, Night Ranger, Twisted Sister, Poison and other bands that (for better or worse) helped make that decade what it was.

 

He’s a busboy and an aspiring rock star; she’s a waitress who wants to act. Together, they make … maybe not history. Possibly a baby. And (spoiler alert!) just maybe a happy ending.

“Rock of Ages”

Broadway/San Diego

When: Runs March 27 to April 1. 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown.

Tickets: Approx. $20-$125 (prices vary)

Phone: (888) 937-8995