By Stanford Friedman

Having run on Broadway from 2009 to 2015, Rock of Ages is back for a 4 month visit off-Broadway at New World Stages. Though the production exhibits an almost pathological fear of leaving a tender moment alone, there is a standout performance by Kirsten Scott and enough earworms, from Sister Christian to We’re Not Gonna Take It, to satisfy any fan of 80’s power rock.

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Rock of Ages – Book by Chris D’Arienzo, directed by Kristin Hanggi 

WITH: C.J. Eldred (Drew), Kirsten Scott (Sherrie), P.J. Griffith (Stacee Jaxx), Mitchell Jarvis (Lonny), Matt Ban (Dennis), Dane Biren (Franz), Tiffany Engen (Regina), Tom Galantich (Hertz), Jeannette Bayardelle (Justice/Mother), Ashley En-Fu Matthews, Leah Reed, Michael Mahany, Mekhai Lee, Kevin Michael Raponey, Justin Colombo, and Autumn Guzzardi.

Choreographed by Kelly Devine, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Gregory Gale, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Peter Hylenski, and projection design by Zachary Borovay. New World Stages, 340 West 50th St., 212-239-6200, Through October 6. Running time: 2hr 15min (1 intermission).