Declare Your Independence
by Debra Graff, June 30, 2013
Break the cycle, renounce major angst, and go ‘Back to the Future’ with the stunning 360-degree live theatrical concert extravaganza “For The Record: Zemeckis” at Rockwell Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027, in the heart of Los Feliz Village.
This unique combination of singing, dancing, and acting by a company at the top of their game, will send you soaring in your seats through time as you revisit treasured music and memorable, magical selections from Academy Award winning director, Robert Zemeckis’s films: Back To The Future, Forrest Gump, Death Becomes Her, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Cast Away, The Polar Express, Contact, and Flight.
You’re guaranteed to leave with an enormous ear to ear grin and head to toe glee, exuberant, cheerful, ecstatic, and excited to return again and again.
It’s an au naturale high, better than any drug or drink, euphoria at its peak. You’ll be dancin’ and groovin’ to the beat while instantly recognizing the lyrics and joining in on the fantastic fun.
The brilliant live band, led by house genius and gifted musical director, Christopher Lloyd Bratten on keys, includes: Joel Gottschalk, on bass; Kiel Feher on drums; and Nick Perez on guitar. Just watching this extraordinary group is enough to hold you mesmerized for the entire evening.
“Zemeckis in Concert” is directed by Anderson Davis; conceived by Shane Scheel, Bratten, and Davis; Created by Scheel and Bratten; and Produced by Scheel and Siobhan O’Neill.
This remarkable, innovative presentation stars a rotating cast from stage, screen, and music performing songs and medleys from the Zemeckis films’ soundtracks, e.g. “California Dreamin’,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Hound Dog,” “Light My Fire,” “Blowin’ In The Wind,” “Feelin’ AlRight,” “Power Of Love,” “Earth Angel,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Spirit in the Sky,” and more.
The talented triple threats traverse throughout the room, bringing the numbers and excerpts tableside, where you can take advantage of the delicious cuisine and inventive cocktails available for purchase.
Members of the awesome ensemble are: Nicole Parker (Fox’s “Mad TV,” Broadway’s Wicked), Ginifer King (Nickelodeon’s “Haunted Hathaways,” Broadway’s Gypsy, Steel Magnolias), Derek Ferguson (NBC’s “Smash,” Broadway’s Wonderland), Jackie Seiden (“New Year’s Eve,” Broadway’s Hairspray), Angela Pupello (Broadway’s The Drowsy Chaperone), Payson Lewis (NBC’s “The pharmacy viagra Sing-Off”), Patrick Mulvey (Fox’s “The Mob Doctor,” Broadway’s Billy Elliot), Constantine Rousouli (Broadway’s Ghost, Hairspray, Wicked) Laura Dickinson (Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb”), Rogelio Douglas Jr. (Broadway’s In The Heights), Jason Paige (Blood Sweat and Tears), Lindsey Gort (CBS’s “Vegas”), Dionne Gipson (“Black Dynamite”), Derek Manson, Ruby Lewis, Katie Boeck, and Ciarán McCarthy.
Shows continue Thursday-Sunday at 8:30pm, closing on Saturday July 20th. For tickets, please call (323) 661-6163 (ext 20) or go to www.rockwell-la.com. Don’t miss this superb happening that will knock your socks off!
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