Saturday, September 9, 2017

BDT STAGE: 8/25 - 11/11

Barrett Harper and the cast of Rock of Ages at BDT Stage

     Nominated for five Tony Awards, BDT Stage’s current production of ‘ROCK OF AGES” is tons of fun! It’s a jukebox musical that features rock music from the ‘80s framed by a slim book about two youngsters who are wannabe rock and film stars. They and their hip cohorts are at war with corporate suits trying to buy up the strip and their favorite hangout.
     Director Scott Beyette has cast this campy, kitschy, kookie show full to the brim with actors who are super-talented.
     Denver favorite Tim Howard plays our young hero, Drew, wielding a custodian’s mop while fantasizing about becoming the rock star of the ages. His renditions of “I Wanna Rock” and “Don’t Stop Believing” are phenomenal.
     Olivia Sydelle, who plays Sherrie, the young wannabe actress, sings such songs as “Harden My Heart” with power. It’s a no brainer to see that Ms. Sydelle is already a star!
     Barrett Harper turns in a brilliantly animated and superbly entertaining portrayal of the narrator, Lonny.  His “I Can’t Fight This Feeling” with Scott Beyette is hysterical!
     Joanie Brosseau – Rubald is a joy to see onstage! And how does it get any better than hearing her singing such songs as “Any Way You Want It?”
     Brian Burron and Brian Cronan do a great job with “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.”
     As raunchy rocker Stacee Jaxx, Scott Severtson creates his signature brand of onstage magic singing such songs as “Gonna Take a Little Time.”
     The ensemble is totally awesome, rad and gnarly!
It includes: Tracy Warren, Alejandro Roldan, Brian Jackson and Jessica Hindsley.
     McKayla Marso gives us a punch and stomp variety of Jack LaLanne aerobic choreography.
    Neal Dunfee’s renowned onstage band is amped up by the intensity of the outstanding electric guitar playing of Ryan Millard.
     This show’s a little grittier than what one may be used to at BDT Stage.
      So it’s your perfect chance to have a memorable evening of theatre without the kids. Just promise to take them to BDT Stage’s next production, ANNIE, in November!

BDT Stage is at 5501 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303 United States
 For tickets call (303) 449-6000 or go online at

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