SQUEEZE INTO the spandex, get that poodle perm, strap on your air guitar, remembering to heroically abuse and overuse the imaginary whammy bar, and party like it's 1987 and you are about to hit the Sunset Strip with a vengeance.
The Galway Music Society is going to revive the era of glam metal - big guitar solos, bigger egos, and ever bigger hair - and what Mötley Crüe called the 'decade of decadence' when it stages the musical Rock Of Ages.
Set in 1987, Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, have come to LA to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love, but Sunset Strip businesses are in danger of being closed down. Will rock fans rally and save the scene and its favourite venues?
At the launch of Rock Of Ages were (LtoR ):Alana Power (Galway Musical Society PRO ), Niamh Kelly Smith (committee and chorus ), and Meghan Power (assistant Pro and chorus ).
Rock Of Ages will be staged in the Black Box Theatre from Tuesday May 2 to Saturday 6 at 8pm and features music by Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Europe. The director is Paul Norton, choreographer is Declan J Gardiner, and musical director/chorus master is Shane Farrell. The cast includes Eoin Fingleton (Drew ), Hannah Wright (Sherrie ), Alan Greaney (Lonny ), Kevin Griffin (Dennis ), Patrick Byrne (Stacee ), Sarah Corcorran (Justice ), Kori Kilduff (Regina ), and Eoin Ryan (Franz ).
Suitable only for +16s. Tickets are on sale from the Town Hall on 091 - 569777 or www.tht.ie