Carrie Manolakos Joins Cast of UMPO: STRANGER THINGS Extended Run
By popular demand Rockwell Table & Stage has extended the run of the "Unauthorized Musical Parody of Stranger Things" now set for 4 days a week in February and Thursday and Friday for the first three weeks of March at Rockwell with new cast addition of the incomparable talent of Carrie Manolakos joining the ensemble.
Carrie most recently portrayed Irena Sendler in the first incarnation of Irena - a new musical directed by Jonah Platt, written by Kait Kerrigan and Megan Cavallari. Singer, songwriter and recording Artists: #44 on the pop iTunes Charts with debut album 'Echo' and voted Elle Magazines '30 under 30 Essential Names to Know' and garnered major international and celebrity recognition for her viral cover of Radiohead's 'Creep' with write ups in The New Yorker, Gawker, Daily Beast, MSNnow, Huffington Post, Entertainment weekly, and more. Her newest single 'Take Me Down' is out now and upcoming album release later this year. carriemanolakos.com /Instagram/Twitter/Facebook @carriemanolakos
The hilarious world of UMPO (Unauthorized Musical Parody Of) gets turned "Upside Down" as they tackle Netflix's cult phenomenon, Stranger Things -The American fiction-horror series - created, written, and directed by the Duffer Brothers, gets the UMPO treatment by writer/executive producer, Kate Pazakis and director, Nathan Moore. Tickets are on sale now at: www.rockwell-la.com
Set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, the critically acclaimed Netflix series focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy amidst supernatural events occurring around the town, including the appearance of a peculiar girl with psychokinetic abilities who helps the missing boy's friends in their own search. Rockwell brings to life the Duffer Brothers' mix of investigative drama, supernatural elements, and 80s nostalgia, with a spate of pop songs from that era sure to thrill audiences.
In an exciting new twist, the show borrows from the beloved Choose Your Own Adventure series of books, with the audience rolling oversize dice during the show to determine the fate of the Stranger Things kids. This guarantees a new and exciting performance with constant twists and surprises for both audience and cast, as they ride the nostalgia wave to the "Upside Down" and back.
In addition to Carrie, the show's supernaturally talented cast includes Tony award-winner and Celebrity Big Brother winner Marissa Jaret Winokur, Eric Petersen (TV Land's Kirstie and School of Rock on Broadway), Carrie Manolakos (Mama Mia, Wicked), and Garrett Clayton (King Cobra, Hairspray Live! on NBC, and Disney's Teen Beach Party).
Says Pazakis, about UMPO (The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of...) Series, "So excited to extend this run which has been playing to SRO houses." Adding, "Our live band and slew of hit pop songs develop this cult classic story in a way that UMPO Rockwell audiences have come to expect - a night of great talent, entertainment and laughter!" Rockwell Table & Stage is located in Los Feliz at 1714 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles. Tickets are now on sale at www.rockwell-la.com