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Rock of Ages hits Panama. Rock of Ages, one of the most popular Glam Rock musicals of all time, with shows around the world and Broadway, is now coming to Panama to be presented at Teatro en Circulo until Saturday, May 28.
The show was written by Chris D’Arienzo, who set the work in the mid-80s with songs of the most famous bands of the “Glam Rock” of the moment such as Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Poison, Europe and Twisted Sisters. The story follows the adventures of Sherrie, a country girl who moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming an actress, there she meets Drew, who has the ambition to become a rock legend.
Rock of Ages in its original production performed 2,328 shows, which made it one of longest-running Broadway plays, closing in January 2015. It has also been presented in countries such as Japan, Australia and England and is shown permanently at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.
In addition, in 2012, the film adaptation of the musical was released, starring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand and Tom Cruise with songs that were not included in the original play. This adaptation was directed by Adam Shankman and was nominated for “Teen Choice Awards” and won a Grammy Award for its soundtrack.
The Panama adaptation is directed by Aaron Zebede as the artistic director and Melanie Gilpin Lee as director of choreography. They have previously worked together in the direction of important musicals like “Les Miserables” and “Jesus Christ Superstar”. Aaron also took part in the show, in the role of Dennis Dupree, the eccentric owner of the bar “Bourbon Room”, in which the main characters work.
The musical also features the performance and staging of Leonte Bordanea as Stacee Jaxx, a detached and self-indulgent rock star preparing for his final gig with his band “Arsenal”. Isabella Maria Perez plays the role of Sherrie and Simon Tejeira that of Drew.
The work was nominated for five Tony Awards, including best musical, best actor, best director, among others. There will be shows from Tuesday to Friday at 8 p.m.,Saturday in two presentations at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. until Saturday, May 28.