Broadway’s Best Party Turns Up the Volume to 10 at Fisher Auditorium

Posted on 4/4/2019 12:58:49 PM

Stock up on your Aqua Net and dig out your acid-wash jeans! Get set to jet back to the ’80s when the Broadway hit Rock of Ages comes to the stage of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Fisher Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. This jukebox musical built around classic rock songs of the decade will wrap up the Ovations series of the Lively Arts at IUP 2018–19 season.

"Rock of Ages" GroupIndiana, Pennsylvania’s Ramada by Wyndam will be the presenting sponsor as the Lively Arts brings Broadway’s best party to Indiana.

Currently celebrating its 10th anniversary tour, Rock of Ages tells the classic story of a small-town girl falling in love with a big city rocker. The musical that was nominated for five Tony Awards comes to the stage with an all-new production that balances sincerity within a humorous storyline while perfectly featuring favorite mixtape singles such as “Any Way You Want It,” “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” and “Don’t Stop Believin.’”

With a book by Chris D’Arienzo and arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, the 10th anniversary tour is being directed by Martha Banta and choreographed by Janet Rothermel. Rock of Ages opened April 7, 2009, on Broadway and played more than 2,300 performances at the Brooks Atkinson and Helen Hayes Theaters, earning five Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical. The show also enjoyed successful national and international tours and, in 2012, was turned into a major motion picture by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures. 

Scene from "Rock of Ages"Tickets for this event are available for purchase online through the Lively Arts website or by calling the ticket hotline at 724-357-1313. They can also be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office in Fisher Auditorium. Any seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one hour prior to the performance.

Tickets are priced at $48 for regular admission, $43 for seniors and groups, $28 for I-Card and military, and $24 for students and children. Online tickets are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To avoid a $3/ticket fee, patrons may purchase their tickets in advance of the day of the show in the ticket office. The ticket hotline and ticket office in Fisher Auditorium are open from noon to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. The ticket office is closed for university holidays. For more information on this and other events as well as group tickets within the Lively Arts, call 724-357-2787 (ARTS) or email lively-arts@iup.edu.

The Ovations series is funded, in part, by donations through the Premiere Club, business sponsorships, grants, and the IUP Student Cooperative Association. The Lively Arts, a program of the College of Fine Arts, presents nearly 200 performances, programs, and exhibits annually.