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Boise Rock School and Idaho Shakespeare Festival Drama School Team Up for Performance

Friday, March 18


Everyone needs a glam-rock theme song, even city planners. In the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, a feisty city planner named Regina gets to belt out Jefferson Starship's "We Built This City" and Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" to protest the pending demolition of the Sunset Strip's seedy rock 'n' roll dive The Bourbon Room. The rest of the musical is also infused with lyrically appropriate and comedic tunes--Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is" plays during a bathroom sex scene, and Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" wraps up the tale.

Rock of Ages is currently being adapted to the big screen, with Tom Cruise slated to play sleazy rocker Stacee Jaxx and Mary J. Blige on board as Justice, the owner of a strip club.

But if you can't afford a trip to Broadway or wait for the theatrical release of Rock of Ages, be sure to check out Together Again, a collaboration between Boise Rock School and Idaho Shakespeare Festival's Drama School. The show will take place at Esther Simplot Center for the Performing Arts and feature selections from both Rock of Ages and Fame performed by kids from both schools.