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May 19th, 2018 by Cherry

By Gigi

It was a full house on Thursday when I saw the School of Rock Musical at the Pantages. The show is ending on May 27 and next will be heading to Denver, Colorado at the Buell Theater from May 29 – June 10. Check out School of Rock for dates near you!

Wow I had a blast! It was such fun talking to the kids about the national tour, singing and dancing, and their life on tour. I didn’t realize how much work they truly put in to the show till I saw it. The kids are actually playing their instruments on stage! They are all so talented and hardworking.

From the opening moment when Dewey comes out hamming it on the stage I was rolling laughing over the crazy song ‘I’m too sexy for you’ to when they go to the school and show everyone conforming to society to “Stick it to the Man”. This cast turned a classic 2000s movie into a broadway hit that surpasses all expectations. The strong display of talent was outstanding!

After being kicked out of No Vacancy, Dewey finds himself bandless, penniless, and friendless. Desperate for a change, he scams Rosalie Mullins and the Horace Green Prep School into thinking he is Ned, a real substitute teacher. He turns these uptight kids into rockstars, and help them realize they are talented individuals. While “Sticking it to the Man”, they secretly practice during class instead of receiving a standard education. Ned leaves a lasting impact on his students, Rosalie Mullins and the other Horace Green staff members, and the parents.

I had a blast watching them sing and dance! This is definitely a kid-centric musical that all ages would love.The show is high energy, catchy, upbeat, maybe even inspirational, and you will leave with a smile. School of Rock the Musical is definitely a favorite of mine.

You can still buy tickets to see the show at the Pantages here for School of Rock and the rest of the season. The next musical is going to be ‘The Color Purple’.

 

The upcoming season will feature these musicals checkout the box office for tickets.

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May 10th, 2018 by Gigi Teen Geek

by Gigi

Yesterday, I had the delightful opportunity to interview the cast of School of Rock the Musical, and it was also my first time at the Pantages Theater. I really enjoyed interviewing such a young cast. As a young contributor, I’m not used to speaking to people my age or younger than me. We had a great time, and they were very professional and well spoken. I have not yet seen the musical, but I am a huge fan of film. So I was very excited to meet some of the cast, and they even did a quick performance for us.

 

Here’s the video from my cast interview where I spoke to Olivia Bucknor, Rayna Farr, Bella Fraker, Carson Hodges, Jack Suarez Kimmel, and Jesse Sparks. If you want to see the individual interviews visit CherryLosAngeles.

School of Rock the Musical runs from May 3 – May 27 at the Pantages Theater, and then July 24 – August 5 at Segerstrom Center of the Arts. For tickets visit HollywoodPantages.com, SCFTA.org, or Ticketmaster.com.

Have you seen the Broadway tour of the School of Rock? What did you think about? Leave a comment below …

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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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