With the newly remodeled live music space nearing completion and innovative menus still being unveiled, Rockwell: Table & Stage continues their exciting summer long "Soft Opening" by presenting a reconditioned version of For The Record: John Hughes. Joining the creative team are Barrett Foa (NCIS: Los Angeles, Broadway's Avenue Q) and Chad Hodge (The Playboy Club) who have contributed a reinvented script that focuses the show around John Hughes seminal coming of age teen flicks. This fresh look at the work of the famed-director will focus on signature songs and moments from John Hughes' classics The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller's Day Off with additional songs included from Uncle Buck, The Great Outdoors, She's Having A Baby andNational Lampoon's Vacation.
Conceived and Created by Shane Scheel and Christopher Lloyd Bratten, the "For the Record" series -- which brings a director's soundtracks to life in a stunning 360-degree livetheatrical concert experience, will turn Rockwell: Table & Stage into the ultimate 80's mix-tape. For The Record: John Hughes begins Thursday, August 16 and runs until Saturday, September 29, 2012. Weekly performances are Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9PM. Tickets range from $35 Reserved / $20 General Partial View, for ticket information please call (323) 661-6163(ext 20) or visit www.rockwell-la.com.
This homage to the Hughes' body of work stars a rotating cast from stage, screen and music performing "Rebel Yell," "Weird Science," "Turning Japanese," "Danke Schoen," "Twist and Shout," "Try a Little Tenderness," "I'm So Excited," "Bust A Move," and "Don't You (Forget About Me)." The talented singers/actors move throughout the space, bringing the show tableside, where you can also take advantage of the delicious cuisine and inventive cocktails available for purchase.
The talented cast of For The Record: John Hughes includes Barrett Foa (CBS's "NCIS: LA"), Von Smith (E!'s "Opening Act"), Kristolyn Lloyd (CBS's "The Bold and the Beautiful"), Anderson Davis (Broadway's South Pacific, Les Miserables), Nathan Parrett (NBC's "The Voice"), Doug Kreeger (Broadway's Les Miserables), Jackie Seiden ("New Year's Eve," Broadway's Hairspray), Ruby Lewis (ABC's "Desperate Housewives"), Danielle Truitt (Disney's "The Princess and the Frog"), Angela Pupello (Broadway's The Drowsy Chaperone, Grease), Kate Pazakis (Broadway's The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Angel Reda (Broadway's Follies), Steve Mazurek, Dionne Gipson, Lindsey Gort, and Tomasina Abate. For The Record: John Hughes is Directed by Anderson Davis, with Choreography by Angela Pupello, Musical Direction by Christopher Lloyd Bratten and Produced by Shane Scheel.
As a series, "For The Record" has been featured on CBS, Fox, ABC, CW, and NBC. Experience what the Los Angeles Times describes as "searingly visceral... the movies sing!" Entertainment Weekly declares as "cutting edge." Los Angeles Magazine says "Not only has For the Record cemented its position as one of the most entertainingshows in Los Angeles, it also has the distinction of being one of the most daring." And Frontiers Magazine's Kevin Taft raves "This is truly a must-see this season, and I have to say this was the best theatrical experience I had all year. And I can't wait to go again."