Rock of Ages revels in the hits of the 1980s at Eisenhower Auditorium Jan. 22

December 16, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK (Monday, Dec. 16)—Tease your hair and get your cutoff shirts ready. The worldwide party musical "Rock of Ages" brings favorite hits from the 1980s to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium on the University Park campus.

A five-time Tony Award nominee, "Rock of Ages" is an arena-rock love story told through the hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more.

Section one and two tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State presentation are $62 and $53 for an adult, $44 and $35 for a University Park student and $45 and $36 for a person 18 and younger. Buy tickets online at or by phone at 814-863-0255. Outside the local calling area, dial 1-800-ARTS-TIX. Tickets are also available at three State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium (weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Bryce Jordan Center (weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). The box offices are closed Dec. 21 through Jan. 1, but tickets will be available online for purchase and printing. A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes Penn State student prices possible.

"Rock of Ages" is set in 1987. On the Sunset Strip, a small town girl meets a big city rocker. In Los Angeles’ most famous rock club, they fall in love to the greatest songs of the 1980s.

"Rock of Ages" features a mix of 28 rockin’ ’80s tunes including “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “We Built This City,” “The Final Countdown,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Here I Go Again,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.”

Some of the costumes, dancing and language might not be appropriate for kids younger than 14.

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring a touring artist, is offered in Eisenhower one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity. Seating is available on a first-arrival basis.

Lynn Sidehamer Brown and Kimberly Watkins sponsor the presentation. Radio station 93.7 The BUS is the media sponsor.

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Last Updated December 17, 2013