Since Jerry Lee Lewis first kicked over a piano stool, rock and roll has been about theater. But it wasn't until "Hair" in 1967 that rock and roll and theater really blended into one genre.
By Steve Walker
Kansas City, Mo. – This month, on three Kansas City stages, sound crews are turning up the amps for musicals that feature music from The Who, Pink Floyd, and '80s bands such as Journey and Bon Jovi.
Rock of Ages, May 3-8, 2011, Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St., KCMO A Tribute to Pink Floyd's The Wall, April 29 - May 9, The Living Room, 1818 McGee, KCMO The Who's TOMMY, May 19-June 5, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO.
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