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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: RAWR! You’re Not Going To Want To Miss Kate Pazakis’ Best Unauthorized Musical Parody Yet – UMPO: “Jurassic Park” At The Rockwell Table & Stage Through 4/28!

12 Feb

Photo Credits: Bryan Carpender

RAWR! Where can you find a T-Rex, a Triceratops, a Stegosaurus and more roaming about in this day and age? At the Rockwell Table & Stage, of course! From now through April 28th, come and see the greatest show thus far from the “Unauthorized Musical Parody Of…” series – UMPO: “Jurassic Park.” Get ready for a whole lot of thrills, tons of laughs and an endless amount of fun with this spectacular show that is bound to blow you away.

Written by the genius herself, the incredible Kate Pazakis has done it again bringing out another masterpiece of a show. Pazakis has written a countless amount of remarkable shows as a part of her “Unauthorized Musical Parody Of…” (UMPO) series including hit shows – UMPO: “Home Alone,” UMPO: “Hocus Pocus,” UMPO: “Mean Gurlz,” UMPO: “Bridesmaids,” and many others. With each and every show, Kate Pazakis has managed to bring the biggest of smiles to her audience and give them an unforgettable night they will cherish forever. UMPO veterans can attest that each of the shows are nothing short of extraordinary, but UMPO: “Jurassic Park” definitely takes the title of the best UMPO show yet!

One of the many things that stands out in all UMPO shows are the brilliant song choices. UMPO: “Jurassic Park” features fan-favorite songs including “Livin’ On A Prayer” by the iconic Bon Jovi to “It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls, amongst many other terrific songs that will have you ready to get up off of your seat and dance along. Of course, we always love how interactive all of the UMPO shows are. Just beware – a T-Rex might be lurking over your shoulder as you’re eating a delicious flatbread from the Rockwell Table & Stage’s wide variety of scrumptious foods and tasty cocktails and drinks.

The cast of UMPO: “Jurassic Park” includes Anna Grace Barlow, Dedrick Bonner, Joe Calarco, Zack Colonna, E.K. Dagenfield, Owain Rhys Davies, Rhett George, Bianca Gisselle, Trevin Goin, Michael Thomas Grant, Keir Kirkegaard, Amanda Kruger, Lesley McKinnell, Lana McKissack, Pablo Rossil, Molly Stilliens, Sterling Sulieman and the one and only, Kate Pazakis. There couldn’t have been a better cast for a show as sensational as this one. It’s clear to see how much time, passion and dedication each of the cast-members put into making this show pure perfection and bringing so much laughs and love to the audience. Watching an UMPO show is more than just an exciting time, it’s an experience that makes memories that will last a lifetime.

This show certainly can’t be beat because Kate Pazakis shows that she’s not only a mastermind behind writing all of these excellent UMPO shows, but she even has the most awe-inspiring and breathtakingly beautiful, singing voice. Seriously, is there anything Kate Pazakis can’t do?! One thing that we ask to Kate Pazakis is if she can pretty please star in every UMPO show from now on because she brings the shows to another level with her unrivaled talent.

There has never been a musical parody that I’ve laughed at as much as this one! You’re literally going to LOL at all of the hilarious moments. Thought you loved watching Jurassic Park?! Wait until you see the outstanding Unauthorized Musical Parody Of Jurassic Park.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the most exceptional time covering the press night of UMPO: “Jurassic Park” and I can honestly say that this is my favorite UMPO show… ever! The cast, crew and creators of the UMPO series never fail to leave me in awe with the stupendous productions they put together. If I could say one thing – it’s to DROP whatever you are doing right now and be sure to get your tickets to watch UMPO: “Jurassic Park.” These tickets will definitely go extinct fast, so buy your tickets now to watch the show as many times as your little dinosaur-loving heart desires. Tickets can be purchased at this link: http://tickets.rockwell-la.com.

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Photo Credits: Bryan Carpender

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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: The Sanderson Sisters Are Back In Town And Visiting The Los Angeles Rockwell Table & Stage For “UMPO: Hocus Pocus” – RECAP Here!

16 Oct

Photo Credits: UMPO: “Hocus Pocus”

The Sanderson Sisters have left Salem, Massachusetts and have found themselves at the Los Angeles hot spot – the Los Angeles Rockwell Table & Stage for the exceptional production of “UMPO: Hocus Pocus.” Hocus Pocus is one extraordinary and spook-tacular movie that has truly made a great impact in all of our lives and it’s a fan-favorite film that gets us all in the Halloween spirit. So, what better way to ring in our favorite holiday than by brewing up some excellent excitement in the witch’s cauldron and watching the Unauthorized Musical Parody of Hocus Pocus?! We all know Kate Pazakis for being an absolute genius and she has once again brought her magic to another brilliant and phenomenal UMPO show.

The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Hocus Pocus is certainly unlike anything you have ever seen before. There’s a tremendous amount of comedy, an incredible array of song choices, and a spectacular amount of talent brought to the Rockwell stage. Writer and producer, Kate Pazakis has done it again leaving us all mesmerized with such an extraordinary show filled with so much Halloween thrill. Kate Pazakis’ unrivaled intelligence and incredible talent for bringing out hilarious and entertaining shows is evident in her masterpiece of a creation – UMPO: Hocus Pocus. This outstanding show is bound to bring a whole lot of laughs and a big smile on your face. UMPO: Hocus Pocus will get you ready to bring out your greatest Halloween gear and embrace your inner Sanderson sister.

The cast of the Unauthorized Musical Parody of Hocus Pocus are all so immensely talented and gifted and they truly bring so much passion to the show. They embrace their character so effortlessly and they allow the audience to join them on all of their fun Halloween adventures. One of the many terrific things about the Unauthorized Musical Parody Of series is that it is an interactive show. While you’re dining and enjoying some delicious food at The Rockwell Table & Stage or enjoying a nice cocktail, you might just happen to have a Sanderson sister right next to you casting a spell. All of the shows from Kate Pazakis’ UMPO series makes you feel like you are a part of the production and it makes the show even more of an unforgettable and magnificent experience.

Starring in the marvelous show is Tony Award winning actress Marissa Jaret Winokur, Haviland Stillwell, Caitlin Gallogly, Peter Allen Vogt, Nathan Moore, Emily Morris, Emma Hunton, Teya Patt, E.K. Dagenfield, Lana McKissack, Ashley Argota, Gina D’Acciaro, Jordan Goodsell, Spencer Strong Smith, and Laura L. Thomas. UMPO: Hocus Pocus has a fabulous, all-star cast who works endlessly to bring out one sensational show you will never forget.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the greatest honor of covering the Unauthorized Musical Parody Of Hocus Pocus and I can sum up this article in six words: “You NEED to see this show!” There is no doubt that you will be left in awe with the indescribable talents of both the cast and Kate Pazakis bringing this production to life and the song choices are absolutely superb. UMPO: Hocus Pocus has every quality that makes it a total hit!

Check out this VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE video below from the UMPO: Hocus Pocus show and be sure to bring your friends and family to go see this show that runs through November 4, 2017. You don’t want to miss out on all of the magical fun for everyone!

Follow @UMPOSeries on Twitter and Instagram and visit tickets.rockwell-la.com to get your tickets to see the show now!

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?

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