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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 Unauthorized Musical Parody Of “Bridesmaids” Is Kate Pazakis’ Best Show Yet – Alexisjoyvipaccess RECAP!

15 Aug

Photo Credits: UMPO: Bridesmaids

Here comes the bride, all dressed in white, here comes the bridesmaids making their way down to the Rockwell Table & Stage! One movie that has become a classic and is a film that we all can watch over and over again definitely has to be Bridesmaids. What’s not to love about this exceptional film?! It has an all-star, phenomenal cast consisting of fan-favorite, profound actresses and actors. It has a spectacular storyline and it makes us all remember the excitement of our very special wedding… or maybe it makes us all remember being super, duper single. Needless to say, Bridesmaids is one iconic movie with so many unforgettable memories, so when we found out that the all new show from Kate Pazakis’ “Unauthorized Musical Parody Of” series is UMPO: Bridesmaids, we couldn’t contain our excitement, and we definitely grabbed our bouquets and got ready to head on over to the Rockwell Table & Stage to watch this brilliant show.

It goes without saying that any show that writer / producer, Kate Pazakis is behind is truly a masterpiece and UMPO: Bridesmaids is Kate Pazakis’ best one yet. Then again, every show that Kate Pazakis works on turns to gold. UMPO: Bridesmaids is filled with so many hilarious moments and it’s a very enjoyable show that takes us along on Annie and the bridesmaids’ journey to make Lillian’s wedding absolutely phenomenal. UMPO: Bridesmaids will make you have a smile from start to finish and it’s one remarkable show you won’t be able to stop talking about. UMPO: Bridesmaids captures the movie so well but it also adds its own special twist with exceptional covers of hit songs and amazing parodies all intertwined in one, sensational show. From songs such as “True” by Spandau Ballet to Taylor Swift’s hit song “Bad Blood,” you’ll be jamming out nonstop while watching UMPO: Bridesmaids.

Of course, the exceptional show couldn’t have been made possible without the marvelous and immensely talented cast consisting of Natalie Lander, Desi Dennis-Dylan, Ashley Argota, Nohely Quiroz, Aynsley Bubbico, Molly Stilliens, Nathan Moore, Heir Kirkegaard, and Michael Thomas Grant.

In addition, Tony award winning actress, Marissa Jaret Winokur added her magic onto this production by directing the show. Marissa Jaret Winokur talked exclusively with Alexisjoyvipaccess at the press opening night of UMPO: Bridesmaids and talked about what it was like for her to have directed the show. Marissa Jaret Winokur said, “It’s been amazing! I actually have always wanted to direct and musical theater is clearly what I want to direct. It’s been really great. The cast is amazing. We’ve put together a lot of new faces, a lot of new voices at the Rockwell and a couple of ones that have been here before. I’ve never put my heart and soul into something so much. When I perform, I get nervous for myself, but now I’m nervous for all eight cast-members, I’m like, “I hope they nail it!”

The wonderful Marissa Jaret Winokur also revealed to Alexisjoyvipaccess what the biggest difference is between acting and directing and said, “Well, as an actress, I’m literally just worrying about myself, but as a director, I have to plan out the whole picture, the whole thing, and also not just worrying about my own beats and my own jokes, it’s like trying to ring in the actors and actresses and being like, “This is what’s written. This is the joke. If you step on the line here, you’re messing up this beat.” Just trying to keep everyone focused, I come in with a very clear plan, rather than my way of an actress I’m like, “Oh, let’s just play. Let’s have fun!” but as a director, I’m like, there’s a lot more homework.”

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had an excellent time covering and attending the sensational, press opening night of UMPO: Bridesmaids and I can definitely say that this is one extraordinary show that you don’t want to miss. Check out some pictures and a video below from the outstanding UMPO: Bridesmaids show and be sure to get your tickets to see the Unauthorized Musical Parody Of Bridesmaids at the Rockwell Table & Stage from August 11th through September 17th. Tickets for the magnificent show are available at http://rockwell-la.com.

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