FOR THE RECORD: BAZ Extends Through Dec 30
Harold Zidler and his Diamond Dogs take audience members on a thrilling ride into the cinematic and musical mind of famed auteur Baz Luhrmann. The star-crossed lovers of "Romeo + Juliet," "Strictly Ballroom," "Moulin Rouge" and "The Great Gatsby" collide in this immersive concert mash-up, where iconic music and moments from the movies spring to life. Performed by a rotating cast of L.A.'s leading artists from Film and Television, Broadway and Indie music. The immersive cabaret features an epic soundtrack that includes "Lady Marmalade", "Kissing You", "Love Is In The Air", "Crazy In Love", and much more.
The cast features recent Dancing With The Stars finalist Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars), Rumer Willis (90210, House Bunny), Ginifer King (Haunted Hathaways), Milena Govich (Finding Carter), TV Carpio (Across The Universe), Lindsey Gort (Carrie Diaries), Jackie Seiden (Jersey Boys), Lindsay Pearce (Glee), and from Broadway: Constantine Rousouli (Wicked), Patrick Mulvey (Billy Elliot), Brian Justin Crum (Wicked, We Will Rock You), Ruby Lewis (We Will Rock You), Joanna Jones, Kiara Ana Perico, Olivia Harris, Jason Paige, James Byous, Alec Cyganowski, Ciaran McCarthy, Payson Lewis and Steve Mazurek.
Created by Shane Scheel, Christopher Lloyd Bratten and Anderson Davis, the "For The Record " series reinvents cabaret for a new generation. Choreography by Derek Ferguson (NBC's Smash, Broadway's Wonderland) and Sumie Maeda. Christopher Lloyd Bratten serves as Music Director. Directed and adapted by Anderson Davis. Produced by Shane Scheel and Siobhan O'Neill for Ad Astra Live.
When the series originally began in a small bar in Los Feliz, the show creators had no idea that it would grow to be such a huge hit. And while popularity grew in Los Angeles, performances around the country added to the buzz, with shows in New York, Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, SXSW in Austin, TX and this summer at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
For The Record's new home at DBA offers audiences 220 completely unobstructed views, enhanced sound and lights, an expanded 6-piece band, tiered staging, gourmet snack offerings and a cocktail program crafted specifically for the production. Established in December of 2013, DBA is a 6000 square foot next level neighborhood cultural center hosting the most vital and relevant live music, DJ's, spoken word and theatrical events.
As a series, For The Record has been featured on CBS, Fox, ABC, CW, and NBC. Vanity Fair described For The Record as "a postmodern cabaret that is taking the city by storm." The London Times proclaimed For The Record is "entrancing, funny, over the top, sexy, and brilliantly performed" and Los Angeles Magazine said, "Not only has For the Record cemented its position as one of the most entertaining shows in Los Angeles, it also has the distinction of being one of the most daring.
For more info, visit www.ForTheRecordLive.com.