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Betty Who Joins RESIST. INSIST. PERSIST. Benefit Concert at Rockwell Table & StageBetty Who Joins RESIST. INSIST. PERSIST. Benefit Concert at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Bradley Bredeweg, Ryan Bernard Tymensky & Kate Pazakis Present a resistance benefit concert and fundraiser called "Resist. Insist. Persist." at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday July 17th. This is a benefit for ONWARD TOGETHER in partnership with GLAAD. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB Earns an A+ for Its Delicious Musical DetentionBWW Review: THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB Earns an A+ for Its Delicious Musical Detention
by Gil Kaan - Jun 5, 2017

Kate Pazakis just keeps topping herself with her musical parodies! This time she teams up with Bradley Bredeweg and his Fuse Project for a wildly entertaining THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB. Bredeweg and Pazakis ingeniously take the 'Musical Parody of' concept and 'fuse' a mash-up of John Hughes' classic film The Breakfast Club with other cinematic cult favorites. The pop song choices are simply genius as they each move the plot along. (more...)

Garrett Clayton, Jonah Platt, and More Lead THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB at RockwellGarrett Clayton, Jonah Platt, and More Lead THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

???????It's the end of the world as we know it - and the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess, and the criminal are still stuck in that damn library! The Fuse Project and Rockwell Table & Stage explore a musical theatre world in which the most beloved cinema characters from the 1980's era barricade themselves inside the library because the world as we know it has ended. (more...)

BWW Review: UMPO MEAN GURLZ - Perfectly Wicked Entertainment!BWW Review: UMPO MEAN GURLZ - Perfectly Wicked Entertainment!
by Gil Kaan - Feb 17, 2017

UMPO's continues its winning recipe for a raucous evening of laughs and musicality with its latest production THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF MEAN GURLZ. Take one part cult film favorite. Separate out the funny situations accenting them with witty, new lines. Add hit pop songs, repurposed to advance the original film plotline. And top it all off with a very talented, triple-threat cast. And what you have is a very tasty WOW! (more...)

Molly Pope to Bring A STAR IS BORN Back to Feinstein's/54 BelowMolly Pope to Bring A STAR IS BORN Back to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A STAR IS BORN - presented live by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance today, January 18 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Molly Pope to Bring A STAR IS BORN Back to Feinstein's/54 BelowMolly Pope to Bring A STAR IS BORN Back to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

A STAR IS BORN - presented live by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance on Wednesday, January 18 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

HOME ALONE Musical Parody to Return to Rockwell for the HolidaysHOME ALONE Musical Parody to Return to Rockwell for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Making this season truly 'unforgettable,' Rockwell Table and Stage un-wraps the return of 'The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Home Alone,' just in time for the holidays. Performances start Dec. 1 and run through Jan. 1, 2017. (more...)

HOME ALONE Musical Parody to Return to Rockwell for the HolidaysHOME ALONE Musical Parody to Return to Rockwell for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Making this season truly 'unforgettable,' Rockwell Table and Stage un-wraps the return of 'The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Home Alone,' just in time for the holidays. Performances start Dec. 1 and run through Jan. 1, 2017. (more...)

Ryan Scott Oliver Returns to LA at Rockwell in Hollywood 11/21Ryan Scott Oliver Returns to LA at Rockwell in Hollywood 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

On November 21, acclaimed composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver will return to Los Angeles with a concert at Rockwood in Hollywood.  Show time is at 8:00pm.   (more...)

BWW Review: A Hysterical UMPO HOCUS POCUS Carries You to the DivineBWW Review: A Hysterical UMPO HOCUS POCUS Carries You to the Divine
by Gil Kaan - Oct 21, 2016

Executive Producer Kate Pazakis has done it again with her latest UMPO production THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF HOCUS POCUS. Director Tye Blue effectively corrals his vocally gifted cast in gloriously performing re-purposed pop tunes in between delivering Pazakis and John Flynn's cleverly written homage to the 1993 film Hocus Pocus.  (more...)

Cast Announced for Los Angeles Actors Fund Benefit Concert WeekendCast Announced for Los Angeles Actors Fund Benefit Concert Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The third annual CABARET IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN LOS ANGELES, Benefit Concert series for The Actors Fund conceived by David Galligan and presented by Fraser Entertainment Group, takes place Oct. 14th-16th with two nights at Tom Rolla's Gardenia, plus Sunday evening at the Catalina Jazz Club. (more...)

BWW Interview: UMPO's Kate Pazakis Laboriously Producing Live Productions - The Latest Ones SimultaneouslyBWW Interview: UMPO's Kate Pazakis Laboriously Producing Live Productions - The Latest Ones Simultaneously
by Gil Kaan - Oct 2, 2016

For years now, Kate Pazakis' UMPO has been steadily optimizing her passion of film, turning them into loving spoofs that even those unfamiliar with the movie sent-up can still enjoy. With her talented partners, they take cult film favorites and match them up with pop tune soundtracks for mash-ups of wit, fun, incredible singing and much laughter. UMPO's latest creation THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF HOCUS POCUS opened September 29, 2016 at the Rockwell Table & Stage. (more...)

Cast Announced for Los Angeles Actors Fund Benefit Concert WeekendCast Announced for Los Angeles Actors Fund Benefit Concert Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The third annual CABARET IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN LOS ANGELES, Benefit Concert series for The Actors Fund conceived by David Galligan and presented by Fraser Entertainment Group, takes place Oct. 14th-16th with two nights at Tom Rolla's Gardenia, plus Sunday evening at the Catalina Jazz Club. (more...)

Come Little Children... HOCUS POCUS Parody Flies at Rockwell Table & StageCome Little Children... HOCUS POCUS Parody Flies at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Rockwell Table & Stage will put 'A Spell On' audiences this fall with The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Hocus Pocus. (more...)

Molly Pope Features Cut Song from Original A STAR IS BORN Film Tonight at Feinstein's/54 BelowMolly Pope Features Cut Song from Original A STAR IS BORN Film Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will now include a recently-rediscovered Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin song, 'I'm Off the Down Beat,' written for the original film, but never used. (more...)

Molly Pope to Encore A STAR IS BORN at Feinstein's/54 BelowMolly Pope to Encore A STAR IS BORN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The music of the iconic 1954 Warner Bros. film A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance today, September 28 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Standing Room Only to Present One-Night Thomson & Desmon Musical Concert 9/28Standing Room Only to Present One-Night Thomson & Desmon Musical Concert 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

New York songwriting team, Jeff Thomson and Jeremy Desmon are each multi-award-winning theater artists, whose partnership has yielded all kinds of musical magic. The talented duo have teamed up on the full-length musicals 'Pump Up the Volume', 'The Oliver Experiment' and their latest commission, an all-new musical comedy based on famed teen super sleuth, Nancy Drew. Now they're bringing some of their favorite tunes to the Left Coast, with a show at Rockwell Table & Stage for one night only, September 28th 8:00pm. (more...)

Molly Pope to Feature Cut Song from Original A STAR IS BORN Film at Feinstein's/54 BelowMolly Pope to Feature Cut Song from Original A STAR IS BORN Film at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will now include a recently-rediscovered Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin song, 'I'm Off the Down Beat,' written for the original film, but never used. (more...)

Molly Pope to Encore A STAR IS BORN at Feinstein's/54 BelowMolly Pope to Encore A STAR IS BORN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The music of the iconic 1954 Warner Bros. film A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance on Wednesday, September 28 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

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