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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year At The Rockwell Table & Stage So Get Your Tickets Now And Watch “UMPO: Home Alone!”

5 Dec

Photo Credits: @UMPOSeries on Instagram

It’s the most wonderful time of the year filled with Christmas trees, tons of presents, and … a kid left HOME ALONE?!?! The holiday season is known for bringing tons of joy and cheer to everyone, but not the McCallisters. A trip to Paris sounded like a splendid Christmas celebration but things took a turn for the worse when the family forgot one important thing on their trip – no, it’s not their luggage or their boarding passes, it’s their son, Kevin! Home Alone is a classic, holiday movie. As soon as it hits December 1st, we love getting our hot chocolate and candy canes out and pulling up Home Alone on our TV screens. That’s why, when The Rockwell Table & Stage revealed that it will be bringing back Kate Pazakis’ extraordinary Unauthorized Musical Parody Of… Home Alone show, we couldn’t contain our excitement and we definitely ended up doing our very own surprised Kevin McCallister face.

Kate Pazakis is truly a genius and she never fails to impress everyone with her brilliant productions and exceptional shows. In fact, she manages to surpass everyone’s expectations by making each and every Unauthorized Musical Parody Of (UMPO) show more and more magical. There have been several UMPO shows, written and produced by Kate Pazakis, that have made their way on over to The Rockwell Table & Stage and every single one of them have been nothing short of pure perfection. Some of Kate Pazakis’ many magnificent UMPO shows include UMPO: Hocus Pocus, UMPO: Bridesmaids, UMPO: Mean Gurlz, and many others, and now, we all get to get in the holiday spirit by watching the fantastic UMPO: Home Alone show.

From all of the sensational music to the awe-inspiring acting of the cast, UMPO: Home Alone will have you entertained from start to finish and way after that. There’s no better way to have a rockin’ Christmas than by watching UMPO: Home Alone. Tickets to this remarkable show is definitely the greatest holiday gift you could give to anyone. The best part about UMPO shows is that it is super interactive. One minute you see the McCallisters heading on a plane to Paris and the next minute you see one of the cast-members singing and dancing right next to you. You’re right in the middle of all of the fun and action and the show goes by so fast because you’re having such an excellent time. UMPO shows are always unforgettable and you’ll never want them to end. The only solution – why watch UMPO: Home Alone once when you can watch it multiple times!

The cast of UMPO: Home Alone includes Valerie Rose Curiel, Natalie Lander, Nohely Quiroz, Sarah Wolter, Gina D’Acciaro, Damon Gravina, Jason Ryan Bornstien, Amanda Kruger, Andy Arena, Ryan O’Connor, and Lesley McKinnell. All of the cast-members are so uniquely talented and they make us all feel like we are a part of the McCallisters joining them on their Christmas adventure. They all excel in acting, singing, dancing and putting a smile on everyone’s face. One thing that you’ll notice when you go to The Rockwell Table & Stage for any UMPO show is that you’ll see everyone singing along and having the time of their lives. No amount of words could fully describe just how exceptional the UMPO: Home Alone show is.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had a stellar time covering and attending the press night of the UMPO: Home Alone show and to this day, I still can’t stop thinking about how much fun I had at the show. The UMPO: Home Alone show will have you crying from laughing so hard. It’s humorous, compelling, exciting, and filled with tons of energy – the number one thing you should be asking from Santa this year are tickets to go and see UMPO: Home Alone at The Rockwell Table & Stage! What are you waiting for you filthy animals, go on and see the show now.

Follow @UMPOSeries on Twitter and Instagram and get your tickets now for the show at http://tickets.rockwell-la.com. Be sure to join in on the conversation by using #UMPOHomeAlone!

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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: “The Last Breakfast Club” Musical Parody At The Rockwell Is The Hottest Show To Watch This Summer – Alexisjoyvipaccess RECAP!

4 Jun

Photo Credits: Bryan Carpender

“Don’t you forget about me…” and one stupendous show that you will certainly never forget is The Last Breakfast Club at The Rockwell in Los Angeles, California taking place all summer long. We’ve all seen the iconic John Hughes movie, The Breakfast Club, and although the movie was released back in 1985, it still stands the test of time, and it’s a film that generations after generations love and cherish watching. Needless to say, when Bradley Bredeweg and Kate Pazakis put their own spin on the classic movie, the masterpiece of The Last Breakfast Club musical parody was created.

Creator and producing artistic director, Kate Pazakis is truly a genius who has and continues to bring out an endless amount of awe-inspiring and terrific shows at The Rockwell. She brought “The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of” series to life with several shows including Mean GurlzHome AloneCluelessHocus Pocus, and many others. Each show is unique on its own and has tons of excellent, musical numbers and marvelous memories. However, The Last Breakfast Club definitely does stand out as one of Kate Pazakis’ greatest and most spectacular creations thus far.

The Last Breakfast Club takes a spin on the classic movie where five, polar opposite students are stuck together for Saturday detention – this time, however, the students are indeed, stuck – as in they have been stuck for who knows how long now after the nuclear apocalypse. Talk about an exciting and fascinating twist on the movie! It seems as though Andrew, Brian, Bender, Claire and Allison, along with the (hilarious!!) janitor, Carl are the only ones left – not just in the Shermer High School Library, but on the planet as a whole! The only person left to possibly help them out is Principal Vernon – who is a zombie now. Think Walking Dead meets a legendary film – it totally makes for some awesome LOL moments!

 

In addition to a remarkable storyline, The Last Breakfast Club brings out some of the most popular, fan-favorite songs from the 80’s. The musical parody will have you jamming out to songs from R.E.M., Prince, Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister, Journey, Chuck Berry, Tears For Fears, and many more. This sensational, musical parody will have you smiling from ear to ear and leave you in the greatest, euphoric feeling. We’ve always wanted to time-travel and The Last Breakfast Club is the perfect way to take a step back in time to the 80’s.

Of course, this show couldn’t have been made possible if it weren’t for the all-star, incredible cast which consists of profound and prolific actors and actresses known for their indescribable talents in many renowned TV, movie and theatrical projects. The brilliant cast includes Garrett Clayton, Max Ehrich, Anna Grace Barlow, Lana McKissack, and Jonah Platt as “The Brain,” The Athlete,” “The Princess,” “The Basketcase,” and “The Criminal.” Also starring in the production are Jimmy Ray Bennett as Principal Vernon and Damon Gravina as Carl. No amount of words can fully describe just how much of a phenomenal cast they are. They all have magnificent talents of their own that when joined together will truly leave you speechless. While watching The Last Breakfast Club, you can see how much passion each one of the cast-members have for what they do. Their singing voices are mesmerizing, their stage presence is impeccable, and it’s certainly a cast that can’t be beat.

 

The Last Breakfast Club is everything and more that you could want in a perfect musical parody. The Last Breakfast Club has it all – great messages to bring out to attendees, relevant topics and issues dealt with in today’s society, and many heart-warming moments.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had a wonderful time covering and attending The Last Breakfast Club press opening night and I can say that The Last Breakfast Club is the hottest show out this summer that you need to watch! You’re not going to want to miss out on all of the fun and you’ll definitely need to watch this amazing show not just once, not just twice, but many times – that’s just how exceptional it is! The Last Breakfast Club runs through July 22nd at The Rockwell Table & Stage – get your tickets now to watch and dine at Rockwell-LA.com. Who would’ve thought that detention on a Saturday isn’t really all that bad?

Follow @TheLastBreakfastClub on Instagram and @LA_Rockwell on Twitter and Instagram. Be sure to join in on the conversation and use #TheLastBreakfastClub and #TheFuseProject on all your social media networks!

Photo Credits: Untagged images – Bryan Carpender // Tagged images – Alexisjoyvipaccess