Archive for October 8, 2013

Rock of Ages – the musical

Posted in Concerts, Uncategorized on October 8, 2013 by Sara Hammerzmith

So, like I said, we were going to Stockholm in order to see the Rock of Ages musical. I saw the movie twice or even more in the cinemas, and I figured I had to see the real deal. I figured on beforehand that it would be slightly different from the movie, and I wasn’t sure what I had to expect. I’m just gonna point out here that I’m not a regular musical visitor, in fact, it’s been years since I last attended one, so in case you’re someone who attends them often and reads this, it won’t make a lot of sense to you.

Anyway, about the musical. I don’t know what to say – more than WOW. It blew me away. Like I stated earlier, it’s been some time since I actually saw a theater, and it was rather pleasing to actually see some live-acting on stage. I might have to start to attend to more musicals or theaters as of now.

Apart from that, I think the cast is perfect. It’s a fine mix of (for someone as uncultured as me) famous and not-so-famous actors and musicians, having Johan Rheborg, Peter Magnusson, Hanna Hedlund and Joacim Cans amongst them. Hanna Hedlund, she’s one of my childhood heroes so it was a pleasant surprise to see that she was in! I had no clue. Very talented, delivering to the top.

How about the show itself then. Well, I don’t think I’ve laughed this hard in a very long time. A lot of the contains were just pure comedy gold, and this mixed with an amazing storyline and brilliant music just made this perfect. I must admit that at times I had difficulty keeping up with the timeline, but I think this has a lot to do with that I’ve seen the movie so many times, and was expecting it to be a little bit like it, even thought it was… practically NOTHING like it. I guess the “Anyway you want it” scene was the same… But I’m not sure if any other scene was, and not to talk about all the “cut” songs. It really gave a little extra, the little extra that actually made the movie fade a little bit.

I’d recommend everyone to see this musical, regardless if you like the movie or not, and regardless if you like 80’s metal or not. It’s pure comedy, great music, and of course it’s all performed by amazing people. I know for sure I’m planning to see this musical at least once more, preferably more than once.

// Sara