Mother/Daughter Time- The Play-Rock of Ages

Rockin & Rollin With My Daughter at the Orpheum Theatre
Rockin & Rollin With My Daughter at the Orpheum Theatre

Rock of Ages Play at the Orpheum. What a wonderful way to spend a rainy,misty-like day in Minneapolis MN, with my beautiful daughter. Good family friends gifted these tickets to my daughter and I. I am so happy they thought of us. We could not be more grateful. Wow, what seats we had. We were right up front, sixth row, on the throne of Queendom. We had a perfect view of the stage. We felt like queens for those three hours that we were glued to the performance.

An incredible mother/daughter day indeed. We glided through traffic, found the perfect parking space, and actually figured out with ease, how to pay for the parking. We wound up parking only a block away from the Orpheum. The Orpheum's sparkling lights were right before us, beckoning us to come in and delight in the taste of Rock and Roll.

The music in Rock of Ages was from my era. Boy, that really makes me sound old, but it's true. I knew every word to every song played. My twelve year old turned her head around the perimeter of the theatre, in hopes no one would spy her mom, who was rocking out. The play, is a five time, Tony nominated, rock and roll love story with 80's genre. The music was from iconic 80's bands, including, but not limited to: Journey, Styx, White-snake, Pat Benatar, REO speedwagon and foreigner.

I must tell you, as a mom, there were a few racy, suggestive moments, but I told my twelve year old that this was art, and it was OK today. She exclaimed each time one of these moments arrived, " Awkward".

They did a great job making this an 80's love story with Idol finalist, Constantine Maroulis and his love interest. The set was amazing. My daughter and I could have sworn, that besides the finest detail in the set, we smelled beer. I wonder if they added the beer aroma to help it feel more authentic of 80's rock. The set was show casing the strip in Hollywood where many young "want to be" actors and actresses go to find their dream. Big lights, big hair, and big rock band names.

A great sign that the day was a success, was evidenced by the fact that my daughter and I, talked about every nuance of the play in the car on the way home and for the rest of the day. We arrived at the play at one o'clock and left at 4:30. We were blessed to have the night to ourselves as my sister and son were out at an event.

I believe the gift of theatre is the connection built with the cast. By the finale and standing ovation, the audience feels like they have made a new family of friends. I must say, Constantine looks great after American Idol. He looked like he had a great time performing in the play. That man can really sing rock and roll.

I highly recommend this play for anyone who enjoys the 80's genre of music. This makes for a great night out and fosters discussion about what is was like growing up in the 80's.

© Laura Rogers Arne

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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

What a cool day out!!!


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Carolina muscle,

These are the days my friend. I wished they'd never end. Hmmm sounds like a song. thanks for coming by


lyjo 6 years ago

Isn't it so wonderful that you were able to enjoy this memory with your daughter...loved reading this hub. My youngest is a struggling actor...but theatre is the way he wants to go...he has started his own theatre company, as he says its like nothing else... Thanks, look forward to more! Take really good care!


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

lyjo,

I am so glad you stopped by. I think it is great your child is in acting.


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

Sounds like a day for a memory, I love music and I think many still today think it is wrong but it is so great, some people can mess up anything but good music is good music and they will just have to take me or leave me cause its part of who I am. Apparently you too.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Nice memories Healing touch!


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@MagicBoy 6 years ago from Qatar

Hey HT, great hub with such lovely thoughts..made me miss my family..I pray that you always enjoy life to the fullest and have fun..Cheers..


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Pollyannalana

I am music too. I love music, music makes my heart sing. Thanks for stoppin by


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Micky Dee

Thanks buddy. It is so grand to spend time with my daughter. Happy new year


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Micky Dee

Thanks buddy. It is so grand to spend time with my daughter. Happy new year


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

magicboy

Thanks for the comments. I hope your not away from family too long.


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

What a wonderful day spent with your daughter. A day you will both remember and talk about for years to come.


Jenn 5 years ago

Oh sounds like you girls had a fabulous time :) Glad you go to enjoy the evening out with your daughter!! Cheers, Jenn.

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