Staff Pick: Rock of Ages

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

When Whitesnake penned its classic "Here I Go Again," it's unlikely the blues metal rockers envisioned it would be sung someday in a musical. But hey, Ozzy Osbourne did a reality show and Ringo Starr just made a horrid song with Joss Stone. Things change. Selling out happens. Rock 'n' roll becomes karaoke standard.

I, for one, have embraced the idea of classic rock hits revamped for Broadway, which is what you'll find when this show comes to town. It follows a cheesy love story of a small-town girl and a big-city boy told through the '80s hits of Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Pat Benatar and other groups. "American Idol" fans have even more incentive to go - the production stars former contestant Constantine Maroulis.

Rock of Ages

Tuesday-Sunday, Dec. 7-12

Palace Theatre

34 W. Broad St., Downtown