Rock of Ages at The Dio- Dining and Entertainment
Rock of Ages is a rock musical built around the music of the 1980’s and tells the story of two young lovers who find love only to have their hearts broken before finding about what true love is. Sherrie is fresh off the bus from the Midwest and Drew is a boy from Detroit who meet at a Hollywood nightclub/bar. Sparks fly until Drew declares them “friends” and Sherrie sleeps with top rocker, Stacee Jax. As the Burbon Room faces a bulldozer, Sherrie’s and Drew’s dreams crash and burn. The music has you tapping your toes along with the songs. While the jokes will have you laughing out loud. The cast of Rock of Ages features local talent as well as bigger names from venues. Rock of Ages was directed by Steve DeBruyne, who wears many hats in this production including acting as Lonny, who breaks the fourth wall, talking to the audience at times. Steve had the best jokes and funkiest wardrobe.
I fell in love with the leads. Christopher Kamm, who played Drew, was a ball of energy on stage. Sean Philibin plays Stacee Jax with a wink in his eye. With sexy, scantily dressed waitresses who doubled as exotic dancers in other scenes, there's eye candy for the guys.
The Dio Theater in downtown Pinckney is an out of the way place for such quality entertainment. Run by Steve DeBruyne with Jarod DeBruyne as a chef, the Dio is a cozy venue with delicious food, ala banquet style. Some of the cast waits tables making sure you have all the soda and water you need, as well as serving dessert during the intermission. I don’t know how they did it all! I’d have been out of breath after the dance moves and singing, let alone finding time to make sure people had drinks.
If you are looking for a fun night out…one that will get your toes tapping, The Dio’s Rock of Ages will have you smiling all the way home.