After I gave you an overview of 2022 European appearances of my favorite musical Rock of Ages, I felt to do the same overview for 2023 as well. As I am typically scanning for worldwide shows anyway, I will this time also include non-European shows, especially appearances in North America. As I did in my 2022 posting, I will update this page regularly. After the overview on the UK and the German tour, I give you the other shows I found in chronological order – more performances to be added.
Rock of Ages – the UK (and International) Tour
From end of January until at least June 2023, the UK cast will be back on tour. So far it is not confirmed, but there may also be some international dates in this tour. Here are the 2023 tour dates of the British cast of Rock of Ages:
|31.1. – 4.2.2023||Peterborough – New Theatre|
|7. – 11.2.2023||Bromley – Churchill Theatre|
|14. – 18.2.2023||Aberdeen – Her Majesty’s Theatre|
|20. – 25.2.2023||Blackpool – Winter Gardens|
|27.2. – 4.3.2023||Truro – Hall for Cornwall|
|14. – 18.3.2023||Manchester – Opera House|
|21. – 25.3.2023||Barnstaple – Queen’s Theatre|
|2. – 6.5.2023||Llandudno – Venue Cymru|
|9. – 13,5,2023||Crewe – Lyceum Theatre|
|16. – 20.5.2023||Hull – New Theatre|
|23. – 27.5.2023||Wolverhampton – Grand Theatre|
|31.5. – 3.6.2023||Oostend (Belgium) – Kursaal|
|13. – 17.6.2023||Newcastle – Theatre Royal|
|20. – 25.6.2023||Swansea – Grand Theatre|
Rock of Ages – the German / Austrian Tour
On 23.9.2023, the promoter ShowSlot finally confirmed that there will be a German tour of Rock of Ages in 2023. The dates are majorly in parallel to the UK Tour. The tour website states that the songs will be original, while the chats are translated to German, in line with the typical German translation by Holger Hauer. The dates are a bit of scattered, so I go for individual ones in the list below. If no time is given, shows start at 19:30. The shows I am aiming to visit are given in bold letters. The promoter homepage states that there will be Swiss and Austrian tour dates as well. The Austrian dates have been added in the meantime. There is also a preview / premiere in Munich in contrast to the original announcements
|Tu 04.04.2023||Munich – Deutsches Theater||Preview|
|We 05.04.2023||Munich – Deutsches Theater||Premiere|
|Th 06.04.2023||Munich – Deutsches Theater|
|Sa 08.04.2023||Munich – Deutsches Theater (15:00 & 19:30)|
|Su 09.04.2023||Munich – Deutsches Theater (14:30 & 19:00)|
|Mo 10.04.2023||Munich – Deutsches Theater|
|Tu 11.04.2023||Munich – Deutsches Theater|
|We 12.04.2023||Munich – Deutsches Theater|
|Th 13.04.2023||Munich – Deutsches Theater|
|Fr 14.04.2023||Munich – Deutsches Theater|
|Sa 15.04.2023||Munich – Deutsches Theater (15:00 & 19:30)|
|So 16.04.2023||Munich – Deutsches Theater (14:30 & 19:00)|
|Th 20.04.2023||Bremen – Metropol Theater Bremen|
|Fr 21.04.2023||Bremen – Metropol Theater Bremen|
|Sa 22.04.2023||Bremen – Metropol Theater Bremen (14:30 & 19:30)|
|Su 23.04.2023||Bremen – Metropol Theater Bremen (14:30)|
|Mo 24.04.2023||Berlin – Admiralspalast|
|Tu 25.04.2023||Berlin – Admiralspalast|
|We 26.04.2023||Berlin – Admiralspalast|
|Th 27.04.2023||Berlin – Admiralspalast|
|We 03.05.2023||Nuremberg – Meistersingerhalle|
|Th 04.05.2023||Nuremberg – Meistersingerhalle|
|Mo 08.05.2023||Bochum – RuhrCongress|
|Tu 09.05.2023||Bochum – RuhrCongress|
|Su 14.05.2023||Cologne (Deutz) – Theater am Tanzbrunnen|
|Mo 15.05.2023||Cologne (Deutz) – Theater am Tanzbrunnen|
|Tu 16.05.2023||Cologne (Deutz) – Theater am Tanzbrunnen|
|We 17.05.2023||Cologne (Deutz) – Theater am Tanzbrunnen|
|Th 18.05.2023||Cologne (Deutz) – Theater am Tanzbrunnen|
|Fr 19.05.2023||Offenburg – Oberrheinhalle|
|Sa 20.05.2023||Offenburg – Oberrheinhalle|
|Th 25.05.2023||Mannheim – Rosengarten|
|Fr 26.05.2023||Mannheim – Rosengarten|
|Sa 27.05.2023||Mannheim – Rosengarten (14:30 & 19:30)|
|Mo 29.05.2023||Stuttgart – Liederhalle Hegelsaal|
|Tu 30.05.2023||Stuttgart – Liederhalle Hegelsaal|
|We 31.05.2023||Stuttgart – Liederhalle Hegelsaal|
|Fr 02.06.2023||Dusseldorf – Capitol Theater|
|Sa 03.06.2023||Dusseldorf – Capitol Theater (14:30 & 19:30)|
|Su 04.06.2023||Dusseldorf – Capitol Theater (14:30)|
|Th 08.06.2023||Solingen – Theater und Konzerthaus|
|Fr 09.06.2023||Solingen – Theater und Konzerthaus|
|Th 15.06.2023||Frankfurt – myticket Jahrhunderthalle|
|Fr 16.06.2023||Frankfurt – myticket Jahrhunderthalle|
|Sa 17.06.2023||Frankfurt – myticket Jahrhunderthalle (14:30 & 19:30)|
|Su 18.06.2023||Frankfurt – myticket Jahrhunderthalle (14:30)|
|Tu 20.06.2023||Linz (Austria) – TipsArena|
|We 21.06.2023||Linz – TipsArena|
|Th 22.06.2023||Linz – TipsArena|
|Tu 27.06.2023||Vienna – Wiener Stadthalle|
|We 28.06.2023||Vienna – Wiener Stadthalle|
|Th 29.06.2023||Vienna – Wiener Stadthalle|
|Fr 30.06.2023||Vienna – Wiener Stadthalle|
Other International Shows
Here are other international shows in chronological order (by the opening night date).
January to February 2023 – Winter Garden FL, USA
A show which I spotted rather late is the one at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden, Florida. The city is located at Lake Apoopka, West of Orlando. They play almost twenty shows, most of them in February 2023.
|Dates:||25.01.2023 – 26.02.2023|
|Tickets:||35 to 75 USD|
February to May 2023 – Toronto, Canada
Toronto is rocking: The Canadians are hosting a “reimagined” version of the musical. I will be there on 12th March 2023, when Journey will in parallel play at the Scotiabank Arena – interesting opportunity to see Don’t Stop Believin’ from two perspectives in one day. There are quite a bunch of shows in the centrally located and beautiful Elgin Theatre, so that this show is likely a highlight of the 2023 Rock of Ages calendar.
|Dates:||23.02.2023 – 20.05.2023|
|Tickets:||Roughly 80 to 150 CAD|
February / March 2023 – Ridgefield, CT, USA
This Connecticut show is starting in parallel to the Toronto one. There is an overall of twenty performances, Thursday to Saturday (Saturday matinee and evening, Sunday matinee only). Ridgefield is located a some one hour to 90 minutes drive North of New York City and thus a quite attractive destination, even if you are traveling from more distant locations.
|Ensemble:||Non-profit professional theatre|
|Venue:||ACT of Connecticut|
|Dates:||23.02.2023 – 19.03.2023|
|Tickets:||Roughly 65 USD|
March 2023 – Tacoma, WA, USA
In March, Rock of Ages is hitting the West Coast. The cast seems to be recruited from the University of Washington. Quite a lot of show dates, though – they practically pay any Friday, Saturday and Sunday in March 2023 in the Tacoma Little Theatre, South of Seattle.
|Venue:||Tacoma Little Theatre|
|Dates:||3.03.2023 – 26.03.2023|
March / April 2023 – Havre de Grace, MD, USA
This is a show on the East Coast. The theater looks quite professional, even though the price is suggesting that the show is driven by amateurs. The general admission is just 15 USD – but you can have special tables with your party for a higher fee. Looks interesting
|Venue:||The Starte Theater of Havre de Grace|
|Dates:||24.03.2023 – 26.03.2023|
|Tickets:||from 15 USD|
|Remarks:||Special table seats available|
April to June 2023 – Edmonton, AB, Canada
There are quite a lot of shows in Edmonton in 2023. The Mayfield is a so-called dinner theater, so that there are brunch and dinner shows. The theater is located in the Western part of the city. I would definitely love to see a show there, but it is likely not realistic. Definitely a good destination for a North American RoA show next year.
|Venue:||Mayfield Dinner Theatre|
|Dates:||4.04.2023 – 11.06.2023|
|Tickets:||90 to 120 CAD|
April 2023 – Davenport, IA, USA
Four shows in the week after Easter – this one is a high school theater show. Cool to see that even in the younger generation playing musicals and rocking are still a topic. The show is a teen edition one, with less explicit contents and a shorter runtime, though.
|Ensemble:||High School Theater|
|Venue:||Central High School|
April 2023 – Greensboro, NC, USA
I flew to Greensboro in the early 2000’s for a Tennis Davis Cup. I really enjoyed the area there. This one seem to be non-professional shows, the ticket prices are very comfy as well. The theater is located at the edge of the UNCG campus.
|Ensemble:||CVPA School of Theatre|
|Venue:||UNCG / Taylor Theatre|
|Dates:||14.04.2023 – 22.04.2023|
|Tickets:||5 to 20 USD|
April to June 2023 – Babylon, NY, USA
This show is very tempting to be added to my travel plans (bad luck that there is a lot of things to do in this period…): Babylon is located on Long Island and just an hour away by the Long Island Rail Road from Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan. This one could be a really interesting show.
|Venue:||The Argyle Theatre at Babylon Village|
|Dates:||27.04.2023 – 18.06.2023|
|Tickets:||59 to 79 USD|
April / May 2023 – Naples, FL, USA
The G&L Theatre shows eleven shows of Rock of Ages in April and May. Naples is definitely a nice destination in Florida, timing is good (right before the rain season). The G&L Theatre, also named TheatreZone, is located close to the the I-75
|Venue:||The G&L Theatre at the Community School of Naples|
|Dates:||27.04.2023 – 7.05.2023|
|Tickets:||50 to 65 USD|
April / May 2023 – Täby (Stockholm), Sweden
A show which I would likely visit – if I wasn’t on vacation in Iceland at that day. Täby is a suburb of Stockholm and very easy to each. I in fact have been at the complex, where the theater is located, multiple times for floorball.
|Ensemble:||Likely amateur theater|
|Dates:||28.04.2023 – 6.05.2023|
April / May 2023 – Midland, TX, USA
Midland, Texas, is a very well-sounding name for country music lovers – there is a band with the according name coming from the city. The Midland Community Theater is hosting a total of six shows, tickets don’t go on sale before April 2023, so that I have no idea about pricing and cast
|Venue:||Midland Community Theatre|
|Dates:||28.04.2023 – 13.05.2023|
May / June 2023 – Wichita, KS, USA
Unfortunately, I have very limited information about this version of the show, tickets go on sale in early April 2023. However, the venue is outstanding and this might be the largest Rock of Ages show this year, as the amphitheater features about ten thousand lawn chair seats. The last two days of the schedule feature a matinee as well, so that it is an overall of seven shows (or more than 70k people potentially…). The director and choreographer is former RoA Broadway cast Eric Sciotto, by the way. Sounds outstanding.
|Venue:||Capitol Federal Amphitheater|
|Dates:||31.05.2023 – 04.06.2023|
June 2023 – Waterville, ME, USA
I always dreamed of going to Maine one day – it is the only New England state I have bit visited in my life. I could not find out anything about the cast – ticket prices are at least very affordable. Waterville is about a one hour drive from Bangor or a three hour drive from Boston away. One of these “Would love to see that, but it is unrealistic to go there” shows.
|Venue:||Waterville Opera House|
|Dates:||16.6.2023 – 25.6.2023|
|Tickets:||27 to 29 USD|
June 2023 – Eau Claire, WI, USA
Eau Claire is about 90 minutes away from Minneapolis / Saint Paul. The theater is located in the heart of the city, at the confluence of Cippewa and Eau Claire River. Feels like an interesting place – unfortunately, quite remote to get there from Europe.
|Venue:||Pablo Center at the Confluence|
|Dates:||22.6.2023 – 25.6.2023|
June / July 2023 – Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
Theatre Cedar Rapids is showing a total of eighteen shows of Rock of Ages in June and July 2022. It is quite an interesting place with a Czech / Slowak history. The theatre is centrally located.
|Venue:||Theatre Cedar Rapids|
|Dates:||23.6.2023 – 23.7.2023|
|Tickets:||18 to 48 USD|
June to July 2023 – Caroline Springs, Vic, Australia
As far as I read, you currently cannot perform the full version of Rock of Ages in Australia for legal rights. Thus, this show might be a nice opportunity for fans from Down Under. The city is located at the very edge of Melbourne. While the Eventbrite site states that the Teen Edition is performed, the banner used is the High School Edition.
|Ensemble:||Junior theater group|
|Venue:||Caroline Springs Performing Arts Centre|
|Dates:||29.6.2023 – 8.7.2023|
July 2023 – Hackettstown, NJ, USA
Hackettstown is hosting eight shows in July 2023. Even though the price is low, I learned that they are an professional theater. The town is not that far from New York City / New Jersey City – so this one might be worth a trip.
|Dates:||6.7.2023 – 16.7.2023|
|Tickets:||18 to 30 USD|
July 2023 – Hendersonville, NC, USA
Nine shows at the Hendersonville Theatre in North Carolina – unfortunately my information about this show is sparse, also due to some website security issues. The town is located South of Ashville – or a two hour drive away from Charlotte.
|Dates:||7.7.2023 – 23.7.2023|
|Tickets:||21 to 30 USD|
July to September 2023 – Chicago, IL, USA
This feels like one of the most interesting shows of the year to me. Quite a long residency in Chicago – would definitely be cool to see it!
|Dates:||13.07.2023 – 10.09.2023|
|Tickets:||49 to 85 USD (Saturday)|
July 2023 – Sacramento, CA, USA
As this one is a combination of a workshop already starting in June 2023 and four performances in July, I guess that this one is rather an educational project or musical school.
|Venue:||Sacramento Theatre Company|
|Dates:||20.07.2023 – 23.07.2023|
August / September 2023 – Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada
Getting as close as it gets this year to Born and raised in South Detroit? Grand Bend is a city close to the Ontario-Michigan border. They play an overall of 32 shows in August and September 2023, so that this might be a rather nice production. Prices are rather moderate, though… Could not find out too much more about them.
|Venue:||Huron Country Playhouse|
|Dates:||9.8.2023 – 3.9.2023|
August 2023 – Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
You rarely get to see the Teen Edition of the musical. Thus, having this school theater performance could be an interesting one – especially if you happen to be in Scotland uring one of the four performances.
|Dates:||23.8.2023 – 26.8.2023|
|Website:||City Event Website|
September 2023 – Haddon Township, NJ, USA
The Ritz Theatre Co. is a non-profit theater company in the Haddon Township, just East of Philadelphia. They also run their own stage and have quite a lot of shows in September 2023. Might definitely be fun to watch.
|Ensemble:||Non-profit amateur theater|
|Dates:||8.9.2023 – 24.09.2023|
November 2023 – Ipswich, United Kingdom
Thanks a lot – a British college is perfoming my favorite musical (in the stripped down Teen Edition) on my birthday (and two other dates). Might be a fun trip – but I will very, very likely not do it 🙂
|Venue:||One Six Form College|
|Dates:||15.11.2023 – 17.11.2023|
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