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Review – ‘Rock Of Ages’ Rocks the Capitol Theater

Last night I had the opportunity to see the Broadway production of the Tony award nominated musical “Rock of Ages” on its first of a two night run at Yakima’s legendary Capitol Theater.

If you, like me, are child of the 80’s and were weened on hair metal – RUN! Don’t walk! – to get your tickets for tonight’s show (7:30 PM)

The soundtrack is a veritable greatest hits of the decade.  My wife and I had fun trying to ‘name that tune’ every time the fictional band Arsenal would kick into a new song.  I scored first when the show opened with one of my favorite David Lee Roth tunes, “Just Like Paradise.”  Needless to say, we knew every word to every song by heart!

(I will warn those that are on the prudish side, there is plenty of four-letter words, sexual innuendo and LOADS of scantily clad ladies in fishnet stockings, garters and bustiers.)

The Capitol was packed and the audience gave the cast a standing ovation at the conclusion of the show which closed with a stirring rendition of Journey‘s “Don’t Stop Believin.'”

If you are looking for “Nothin’ But A Good Time” in Yakima tonight, I highly recommend checking out “Rock of Ages.”

Here is the entire setlist followed by a video of what you can expect:

Act I
“Just Like Paradise” – David Lee Roth
“Nothin’ but a Good Time” – Poison
“Sister Christian” – Night Ranger
“Too Much Time on My Hands” – Styx
“We Built This City” – Starship
“I Wanna Rock” – Twisted Sister
“We’re Not Gonna Take It” – Twisted Sister
“More Than Words” – Extreme
“Heaven” – Warrant
“To Be with You” – Mr. Big
“Waiting for a Girl Like You” – Foreigner
“Wanted Dead or Alive” – Bon Jovi
“I Want to Know What Love Is” – Foreigner
“Cum on Feel the Noize” – Quiet Riot
“Harden My Heart” – Quarterflash
“Shadows of the Night” – Pat Benatar
“Here I Go Again” – Whitesnake

Act II
“The Final Countdown” – Europe
“Any Way You Want It” – Journey
“High Enough” – Damn Yankees
“I Hate Myself for Loving You” – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
“Heat of the Moment” – Asia
“Hit Me with Your Best Shot” – Pat Benatar
“Can’t Fight This Feeling” – REO Speedwagon
“Every Rose Has Its Thorn” – Poison
“Keep on Loving You” – REO Speedwagon
“Oh Sherrie” – Steve Perry
“The Search Is Over” – Survivor
“Renegade” – Styx
“Don’t Stop Believin'” – Journey
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