Rock of Ages
hen a musical has people humming, singing (sometimes hysterically) and air-guitar-playing the hit songs of the show before it even starts, it’s gonna be a good time.
Beyond the headbanging rock hair and the heavy metal T’s, there will be a familiar face in the crowd. Minneapolis native Danny McHugh will be among the rock concert cast otherwise known as “Rock of Ages,” which kicks off Friday at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.
Oh, to be an ’80s kid again. Tease the hair with a can full of Aquanet, hike the denim shorts, tie a knot in the front of your shirt and jam to Journey and Pat Benatar with your fist held high.
Welcome to the 1980s. A time when the “fist pump” was a more horizontal motion than a vertical one, big hair had nothing to do with volume injections but plenty to do with the brushstrokes of a comb and the men wore more makeup than the women.