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January 12th, 2018 by Cherry

I remember seeing the original Disney’s Aladdin (animated film) in 1992 with my family. It was a delight that had my entire family laughing from my little brother who was in pre-school to my parents. It’s always been a favorite because of the warm fuzzy feelings it gives me so had extremely high expectations when the Broadway show came to the Pantages. We’ve all seen the video of the Broadway cast ‘sing-off’ at the airport with the Lion King cast. The Disneyfication of Broadway has given me hours of joy watching beloved animated series and none have been a disappointment. From the puppetry of The Lion King and delighted by the Beauty and the Beast costumes … Disney musicals are pure magic. 

I adored the show it’s a scrumptious visual light pastry that is full of layers to delight attendees of all ages. The moment the curtain opened I was intrigued with the beautiful Aladdin and Jasmine whose voices twirled and danced in my ear like dervishes. The Genie had huge feet to fill but he was able to channel the comic genius of Robin Williams and make it his own. I loved how they were able to translate the animation to real life. We all remember the saucy sarcastic parrot constantly whispering in the Sultans ear. Going into the show I thought they might use a toy bird with a recorder but to have a ‘mini me’ with all the spunk and trouble played by Reggie De Leon (Iago) was hilarious from the evil laugh to plotting with the Sultan to take over the kingdom. I was giggling like a schoolgirl. The costumes were BEAUTIFUL and truly enriched the visuals of the show adding texture and placing them in the Arabian nights fantasy of this Disney fairytale. The costumes didn’t just add texture but also content that reminded me of some of my favorite scenes from the animated films but still allowing the cast to dance and sing. The set designer out did themselves with the market and the cave of treasure. I don’t want to give away too much but don’t take your eyes away from one moment. Try to study the depth and how design enriched the playto transport youto another world. Watching Aladdin made me feel as if I was on the stage with the movement, brightness and cast interactions with the set. It felt ‘real’ and people around me ‘oohed and aahed’ so many times with me. I mean the man to the right gasped with me when the flying carpet took off. When people say ‘Disney magic’ they are talking about this musical that looked so much like a live action of the animated movie that I plan to watch the film again!

Perfect show to see with BFF

 

The story of boy meets girl and boy finds a genie is the classic romcom I needed to have my feet tapping with beloved songs from the Disney library and new music. My gosh the flying carpet was a marvel and had me so lost in the moment I felt it was magic (since I have NO idea how they did it) but I have never wanted to fly above the city in arms of a good-hearted thief more! I truly recommend going to see Aladdin with your BFF, the person who stole your heart and of course anyone who’s a kid or a kid at heart. Aladdin will show you the world and leave you delighted.

Aladdin opened on Broadway in 2014 with homage to the animated film and fairy tale but with a Walt Disney stamp to appeal to fans of all ages. It was with joy and anticipation to learn that it would make its first appearance in January so was delighted to be able to attend the first show. I wasn’t the only one since the filled Pantages had fans young and old ready to rub a lamp and have Adam Jacobs the Broadway actor who originated the role appear to grant THREE wishes. In addition to Adam Jacobs, Reggie De Leon reprises his role as Iago from the Broadway show.

Aladdin, Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; Jan. 10-March 31; $35-$205. hollywoodpantages.com.

 

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July 9th, 2017 by Cherry

Image result for dirty dancingThe only thing that can get me camping is Dirty Dancing! I have been planning to have fun with Street Food Cinema this summer but this special night celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Dirty Dancing sounds like such fun that I’m ready to put my dancing shoes on. So am making plans and inviting friends to meet out at the King Gillette Ranch in Malibu on Saturday, July15th (King Gillette Ranch – 26800 Mulholland Hwy. Malibu, CA 91302).

Its two fun day of fun from dance lessons to the movie to breakfast the next day! I feel a need to cosplay with a ‘don’t put baby in the corner’ cute outfit.

 Saturday, July 15th

3:30 pm – Check-in opens.

4:30pm – Dance Lessons begin.

6:30 pm – Band performs.

8:30 pm – Movie starts.

10:30 pm – Outdoor Lounge, Kellerman’s Karaoke and other post-movie activities open.

11:30pm – Midnight Hike begins.

Sunday, July 16th

8:00 am – Catered breakfast opens.

2:00 pm – Check-out.

If you aren’t in Los Angeles they have fun events in San Diego & Phoenix .. can I say ROAD TRIP! Leave a comment below what you want to see! 

About: Street Food Cinema, the ultimate movie experience evolves into an unforgettable camping experience right in the middle of the Santa Monica Mountains, just above Malibu. This summer night retreat brings to life the classic elements of everyone’s beloved favorite with Kellerman’s summer resort including dance lessons with Johnny Castle, karaoke, and watermelons. It’s the summer of 1963 for Baby and Johnny, but we met them in the 80’s, so get ready for a 60’s/80’s decade mashup during this themed overnight experience (Sunday breakfast included). 

www.streetfoodcinema.com/schedule/los-angeles/

www.streetfoodcinema.com/schedule/san-diego/

www.streetfoodcinema.com/schedule/phoenix/

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February 9th, 2016 by Cherry

Kick off your Valentine’s month with this great ticket deal. You can attend the 2016 LA Weekly’s The Essentials  for only $90

With The Essentials event less than 2 weeks away, we have decided to run a special deal to sell out the event prior to the 20th. (doesn’t this make us sound desperate?)
Tuesday – Sunday ONLY, (readers will have the opportunity to) take advantage of a special Valentine’s Day Value Pack and get two tickets to LA Weekly’s The Essentials for only $90. That is over $50 in savings!

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to say “I Love You’ then with tickets to LA’s BEST food and wine event of the year!
Tuesday – Sunday ONLY, take advantage of this special Valentine’s Day Value Pack and get two tickets to LA Weekly’s The Essentials for only $90. That is over $50 in savings!
L.A. Weekly’s The Essentials is coming Saturday, February 20, 2016 at The California Market Center in Downtown LA. We have 60 of the 99 most essential restaurants and chefs in the city sampling bites of the signature dishes that have made them famous.
And no date night is complete without the wine! Wine Exchange has curated a wide range of classic wine styles from around the world along with cutting edge wineries, to pair perfectly with the dishes from the amazing lineup of restaurants.
Limited supply available so take advantage of this deal NOW before it is gone. Tickets can be purchased at ticketf.ly/1SqR9ka
LA Weekly presents The Essentials, our signature food and wine event benefitting Food Forward!
LA Weekly’s The Essentials
A.O.C., Animal, Beverly Soon Tofu, Broken Spanish, Chengdu Taste, Chichen Itza, Coni’ Seafood, Crossroads, Guelaguetza, Guerrilla Tacos, ink., Jitlada Southern Thai, Kiriko Sushi, Kogi BBQ, La Casita Mexicana, Lucques, Mariscos Jalisco, Park’s BBQ, POT, Providence, Republique, Sotto, Spago, Sqirl, Szechuan Impression, Terrine, the hungry cat, Night + Market, Wexler’s Deli, Baroo, Jon & Vinny’s, Le Comptoir, Racion, Luv2eat Thai Bistro, RedBird, RiceBar, Mélisse, Philippe the Original, Bestia, Cassia, Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen, Guisados, Lukshon, Connie and Ted’s, Maude, Belcampo Meat Co., Little Sister, Dune, Pine & Crane, Union, Aqui es Texcoco, Burritos La Palma, Cacao Mexicatessen, Corazon y Miel, Bludso’s BBQ, Osteria Mozza, Trois Mec, Papilles Bistro, El Huarache Azteca, Button Mash
Saturday Feb 20, 2016

Doors: 6:00 PM (ends at 10:00 PM)

$0 – $110

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January 31st, 2016 by Cherry

I am excited for the opening night of Dirty Dancing at the Pantages. You can’t put BABY in the corner for the three week engagement that begins February 2nd          

Opening Night is Tuesday, February 2nd,  2016 at 8pm.

THREE-WEEK L.A. ENGAGEMENT WILL PLAY

HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES THEATRE; FEBRUARY 2-21, 2016

The Nederlander Organization announced the cast of DIRTY DANCING – The Classic Story On Stage featuring Gillian Abbot as “Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman,” Christopher Tierney as “Johnny Castle,” Doug Carpenter as “Billy Kostecki,” Jerome Hermann-Hardeman as “Tito Suarez,” Ryan Jesse as “Neil Kellerman,” Gary Lynch as “Max Kellerman,” Scott McCreary as “Robbie Gould,” Herman Petras as “Mr. Schumacher,” Alex Scolari as “Lisa Houseman,” Margot White as “Marjorie Houseman,” Mark Elliot Wilson as “Dr. Jake Houseman” and Jenny Winton as “Penny Johnson.”  As well as cast members John Antony, Rachel Marie Bell, Danielle Diniz, Jon Drake, Josh Drake, Rashaan James II, Joshua Keith, Kevin Mylrea, Katelyn Prominski, Amy Quanbeck, Alana Randall, Sean Rozanski, Adrienne Walker, and Devan Watring. Enriching the live experience will be the eight piece onstage band with all the sexy dancing you can handle! If you’ve seen the film than  you know not only the star crossed love story of girl of privilege and the adult townie lothario who is seduced with hit songs  “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.”

dd07cLondon’s Sunday Express says “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”dd06c Tickets for DIRTY DANCING – The Classic Story On Stage are on sale now and are available for purchase at www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787, and at the Hollywood Pantages Box Office (6233 Hollywood Boulevard). The box office opens daily at 10am except for Holidays. Ticket prices start at $29. Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets by calling 866-755-3075 or by visiting www.PantagesGroups.com.

 

The performance schedule for DIRTY DANCING – The Classic Story On Stage is Tuesday through Friday at 8pmSaturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm.

For more information about DIRTY DANCING – The Classic Story On Stage, visit the official show site: www.us.dirtydancingontour.com

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The North American tour of DIRTY DANCING – The Classic Story On Stage is produced by Amber Jacobsen, NETworks Presentations LLC, Grove Entertainment and Col Joye in association with Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the premier next generation global content leader, and Magic Hour Productions.

DIRTY DANCING – The Classic Story On Stage began as an eight-week staged workshop in Manhattan in the fall of 2001. It was first performed at the Theatre Royal in Sydney, Australia in November 2004 before embarking upon a hugely successful tour of Australia and New Zealand. A new production opened at the Theater Neue Flora in Hamburg, Germany in March 2006 where it broke records for achieving the highest advance in European history.

The production began performances on London’s West End in October 2006 with an £11 million advance and went on to become the longest running show in the history of the Aldwych Theatre. It closed in July 2011 in advance of a two-year UK national tour and then returned to London for a strictly limited season at the Piccadilly Theatre.

The show has gone on to perform across the world in markets as diverse as Utrecht, Holland, Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.Most recently, it has been represented by a new UK tour (which launched March 2014 in Bristol), a German tour (which launched April 2014 in Berlin) and an Italian production (which launched October 2014 in Milan). The show returned to Australia with a new tour that premiered in late 2014 in honor of the stage production’s 10th anniversary.

 

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January 20th, 2016 by Cherry

If you are looking for a fun Valentine’s Day Gift for your girlfriend, boyfriend or just reliving a beloved movie as a singleton grab a ticket to see Dirty Dancing Tour for $49 (select seats/dates)! This should be a blast with music from the movie we all love and classic scenes brought to life by a talented cast. Don’t hesitate this if for a limited time only!

 

Have the time of your life with this SPECIAL OFFER! Select Performances are just $49 (Reg. $65-$89)

Seen by millions across the globe, the worldwide smash hit DIRTY DANCING – The Classic Story On Stage features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”

It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances `Baby’ Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort dance instructor. Baby’s life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences.

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