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Review: ‘Rock of Ages’ lively, fresh-faced and fun

“Rock of Ages” at the Modern Theater Coeur d’Alene is more fun than it has any business being. This silly show – a riff on the old “let’s save the theater and put on a show” trope – is a jukebox musical of 1980s American rock. Strung together with songs by Journey (“Don’t Stop Believing”), Whitesnake (“Here I Go Again”), Pat Benatar (“Hit Me With Your Best Shot”) and REO Speedwagon (“Keep on Lovin’ You”), it tells the story of a young couple in love, an aging rock club, and the force of change.

Modern CdA brings big-hair era to stage with ‘Rock of Ages’

There is a something gloriously cheeseball about “Rock of Ages.” The Tony-nominated Broadway show is a classic “boy meets girl, boy loses girl, girl becomes a stripper before finding her way back to boy” romance, set against a backdrop of the famed Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, circa 1987.

Modern CdA brings big-hair era to stage with ‘Rock of Ages’

There is a something gloriously cheeseball about “Rock of Ages.” The Tony-nominated Broadway show is a classic “boy meets girl, boy loses girl, girl becomes a stripper before finding her way back to boy” romance, set against a backdrop of the famed Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, circa 1987.

‘Rock of Ages’ fun and sassy ’80s sojourn

I was expecting to not like “Rock of Ages,” the rock musical that opened Thursday at the INB Performing Arts Center as part of the Best of Broadway series. After all, what good is a jukebox musical if the music isn’t to your taste? Hair metal from the 1980s? Whitesnake? REO Speedwagon? Twisted Sister? No thanks.