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Article: Renowned TV Personality Ross Matthews Presents An Exciting “Dragtastic Bubbly Brunch” At The Rockwell Table & Stage – Join In On The Fun Every Saturday!

2 Oct

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Los Angeles is always bustling with a countless amount of fantastic, brunch spots to try out; and just recently, the Rockwell Table & Stage kicked off their exciting “Dragtastic Bubbly Brunch,” that will give all other restaurants a run for their money. Every Saturday, you can enjoy a marvelous mimosa to start off your day while having fun at an interactive event with some of the most fabulous drag queens. The event is presented by the one and only, fan-favorite TV personality, Ross Matthews.

Ross Matthews shared his excitement over being a part of this incredible event at the Rockwell Table & Stage and said, “I make a living judging drag queens, and now I want to give back by putting them to work, using champagne to lure in my favorite queens. I want to create the brunch that I would want to go to — and to share it with all of my friends and fans from L.A. and around the globe!” (source: press release)

Guests will truly be able to have the time of their lives sipping on some delicious cocktails and mimosas and tasting the mouth-watering items on the Rockwell Table & Stage’s menu. In addition, attendees will even be able to join in on the “lip sync for your drink” contest and show off their singing skills for a chance to win a free cocktail.

Needless to say, everyone is bound to have an endless amount of fun at the Rockwell Table & Stage’s “Dragtastic Bubbly Brunch.” Grab all of your friends and get ready for an unforgettable time at the Rockwell Table & Stage’s magnificent, brunch event. You can get tickets to the “Dragtastic Bubbly Brunch” here.

Follow the Rockwell Table & Stage on Twitter and Instagram: @LA_Rockwell

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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: As If! The Rockwell Table & Stage’s “UMPO: Clueless” Show Is Absolutely Hilarious And Is Calling Your Name – Get Your Tickets Now — REVIEW Here!

16 May

Photo Credits: Rockwell Table & Stage

As if! Clueless is, without a doubt, one of the greatest movies from the ’90s. It’s a total classic! Every part of the movie is unforgettable – from Cher’s next level closet that we all dreamed of having, to her renowned, yellow checkered outfit and of course, the super cute and gush-worthy, love / hate relationship between her and her step-brother. Needless to say, when we found out that the Rockwell Table & Stage was bringing out one of its highly-acclaimed “Unauthorized Musical Parodies” of the movie, everyone was rushing to get their hands on tickets to see this phenomenal show.

The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Clueless brought every one of the movie’s most iconic moments to life – from Tai’s epic makeover to the Mentos commercial scene and even Cher’s terrible driving skills. Written by the remarkable Kate Pazakis, the extraordinary UMPO: Clueless show is another incredible masterpiece in the UMPO series. The wonderful Kate Pazakis always brings magic to the Rockwell Table & Stage with some of the most brilliant and spectacular shows. The UMPO series never fails to bring so much light, love and laughter to all attendees and it surely makes for one memorable night. Kate Pazakis has a magnificent touch to everything that she works on and all of her projects turn out to be absolute hits and oh, so successful. The outstanding Pazakis knows how to put the biggest smile on people’s face with her sensational UMPO series that brings an endless amount of laughter, pure fun and some of the most popular and fan-favorite movies with her very own twist to it.

UMPO: Clueless has a one of a kind, stupendous cast that makes this show extra enjoyable to watch and brings back all of the nostalgia from watching this hit movie. Starring as the one and only Cher Horowitz is the immensely talented Ashley Argota. Garrett Clayton, Anna Grace Barlow, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Bruce, Marqell Clayton, Lucas Coleman, Zack Colonna, Desi Dennis-Dylan, Jason Heymann, Janaya Mahealani Jones, Natalie Lander, Lesley McKinnell, Domonique Paton, Nohely Quiroz and Morgan Smith round out the exceptional cast of the show. The whole cast brings together their unique and awe-inspiring talents to bring out one of the most spectacular UMPO shows yet. You’re going to be living vicariously through Cher, Dionne, Tai, Amber, Travis and Josh through the superb way the cast plays all of these fantastic characters.

The UMPO: Clueless show will remind you why Clueless has and will always be one of your all-time favorite movies ever. UMPO shows always bring so much fun to all attendees. Cast-members of the show engage with the audience in a way like no other show does. UMPO shows create such a friendly and vibrant atmosphere filled with excellent music you can’t help but sing along to and the greatest vibes. UMPO shows make you feel like you are a part of one big family. There is no other show that offers wonderful entertainment along with a countless amount of opportunities where you can get involved in the show. Before you know it, you’ll be hobnobbing and joining in Cher Horowitz’s click.

The Rockwell Table & Stage is such a perfect and intimate restaurant for a night-out. What more can you ask for? The Rockwell Table & Stage surely has it all – delicious food, amazing drinks and quality entertainment. To add onto the fun, the Rockwell Table & Stage is even offering some special Clueless inspired drinks during the show’s run including the Rodeo Drive, the Malibu Barbie, The Mr. Hall, The Miss Stoeger and the Rolling with The Homies / Suck and Blow drinks.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had an amazing time covering the press night of UMPO: Clueless and I think that this excellent show definitely surpassed viewers’ expectations. UMPO shows just keep getting better and better and the UMPO: Clueless show is one that you won’t want to miss. You’ll be laughing until your stomach hurts and you will be reminded of all of the epic moments that have made Clueless the movie that is at the top of your frequently watched movies list.

You can get your tickets to see UMPO: Clueless at the Rockwell Table & Stage here and follow @LA_Rockwell and @UMPOSeries on Twitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to join in on the conversation by using #UMPOClueless on all social media networks! Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, who is your favorite character from Clueless?

Check out some more pictures from the press night of UMPO: Clueless on May 12th below!

Photo Credits: Rockwell Table & Stage

Article: Pay Homage To The Iconic Marilyn Monroe At The Rockwell Table & Stage’s One-Night Only Production Of “With Love, Marilyn” — Check Out A Q&A With The Star Of The Show, Erin Sullivan Here!

14 May

Photo Credits: Rockwell Table & Stage

Marilyn Monroe is one of the greatest icons to have ever walked on this planet. From her effortless beauty to her radiant, confident persona, Marilyn Monroe became a hero to all. Today and everyday we celebrate Marilyn Monroe’s everlasting legacy as someone who has made one of the most unforgettable impacts in the entertainment industry and in the lives of so many.

As her 92nd birthday is soon approaching, it’s time to get your tickets to pay homage to one of the most legendary figures as the Rockwell Table & Stage will be hosting its one-night only production of “With Love, Marilyn” – a beautiful show that honors the heart-warming romances and loves that Marilyn Monroe had in her life. The brilliant show will be jam-packed with several of Marilyn Monroe’s greatest hits including “I Wanna Be Loved By You,” “My Heart Belongs To Daddy,” and “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” amongst many others. This spectacular production will definitely blow you away and the phenomenal role of Ms. Monroe will be played by the immensely talented, veteran actress, Erin Sullivan.

Erin Sullivan is a perfect fit to portray the remarkable Marilyn Monroe. In fact, Erin Sullivan had already taken on the sensational role of Marilyn Monroe in a play created by Tony award-winning playwright Mark Medoff titled, Marilee and Baby Lamb: The Assassination of an American Goddess. The stage is Erin Sullivan’s second home as she has showcased her incredible and unrivaled talent in other highly-acclaimed projects including HairsprayGreaseThe Wedding Singer and many others. Not only is Erin Sullivan a great talent when it comes to performing, but she’s also a stellar author and she even released her own book titled, Theatrical Baggage – A Manual, a Workbook, and a Bible on How to Survive a National Tour and Other Gigs

If you’re a big Marilyn Monroe fan, this show is calling your name! The Rockwell Table & Stage never fails to bring out some of the most extraordinary shows and you are bound to be left in awe with this one night only experience celebrating one of Hollywood’s greatest shining stars.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had an excellent time interviewing the multi-talented Erin Sullivan all about what it is like for her transforming into the role of Marilyn Monroe, what is something that she learned about the phenomenon that really stuck with her and so much more. Erin Sullivan even revealed what she is looking forward to the most for fans to see in the “With Love, Marilyn” show – read what she had to say in our exclusive Q&A below.

Be sure to get your tickets now for “With Love, Marilyn” showing at the Rockwell Table & Stage on June 4th at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $40 for premium seating, $30 for regular seating and $20 for partial viewing seating. Tickets can be purchased here.

Alexisjoyvipaccess: We’re super excited to see you portray the iconic role of Marilyn Monroe in the Rockwell’s “With Love, Marilyn” show. Can you tell us what it is like for you bringing this legendary figure to life and taking on this role? 

Erin Sullivan: I am so thrilled to be making my West Coast debut at Rockwell! Bringing my Marilyn to the City Of Angels, where it all began for her, is beyond exciting and a bit nerve wracking. The way I portray Marilyn isn’t so much bringing her back to life, but is more of focusing and embodying the characteristics that made this woman so iconic. I’m not an impersonator, I’m an actor. I really focus on her qualities and then do my best to emulate them in my own ‘Marilyn’ way. My producers have even coined me the nickname “Erilyn”.  No one will ever be her. I merely try to do her justice! Sometimes the thought dawns on me that I might be a bit crazy to take on such a legend! I think, ‘How did I truly stumble into this!’ I love telling her story. I love paying homage to a woman who was so talented, so complex, yet so simple, and was taken way to soon.

Alexisjoyvipaccess: Can you tell us a little bit more about what this show is about? 

Erin Sullivan: “With Love, Marilyn” is a show within a show. I had done years of previous research about her life, from a previous production (Marilee & Baby Lamb) in which I portrayed her. That’s where I discovered that she had only performed live twice in her entire career, and truly enjoyed it. My dear friend, Samantha McLaughlin, co-founder of the All About Marilyn Organization right here in LA, once told me that Marilyn was in talks and always bounced around the idea of doing a show in Vegas. That stuck with me, and I knew my concept. It would be a final dress rehearsal of a show we never got to see her do. I wanted to play on the person versus the persona she had created; having the audience watch as if they are not in the room, allows me to go back and forth between who she was and what she had become. “With Love, Marilyn” is a love letter to all the people in her life, who made an impact on her, good and bad, and it’s woven with song dedications that she sang throughout her career.

Alexisjoyvipaccess: Can you tell us how you transform into Marilyn? 

Erin Sullivan: Transform truly is the word! I had a very gifted team who designed my look. My make-up design by Jennifer Bishop, takes me about an hour to do. Those eyebrows are no joke! Jen trained me on how to shape my face, and really helped me to craft the make-up techniques that made her features pop. I’ve been told that I have a similar nose so that helped! My wig was designed by Tera Willis, the Head of Makeup and Hair at the MET in New York City. The wig is probably the most important part of being Marilyn and it should be done right. Tera was the best woman for the job. Little bit of trivia: it’s actually made from human hair from Sweden. So, Tera custom designed my wig to fit my head and frame my face into the style of Marilyn Monroe. The minute I put my wig on is when I feel “ahhh, there she is!”

Alexisjoyvipaccess: Throughout this process of rehearsing and leading up to the big show, is there something that you learnt about Marilyn Monroe that really stuck out to you? 

Erin Sullivan: With all the research and learning, what sticks with me and really drives me is that this woman really had a sadness to her. She wasn’t the image we saw on screen. She fought so hard in an industry driven by men. She played a game, despite the fact that she was so smart. I have so much respect for her as a business woman and her passion for the craft. She wanted to be more than just a sex symbol, while she embraced it, but in the end, what she had to do to get ahead played in her untimely death. I like to tell her truth with a dash of fun and sexiness.

Alexisjoyvipaccess: What are you looking forward to the most for everyone to see in “With Love, Marilyn?” 

Erin Sullivan: I just want the audience to have a magical night of entertainment, but mostly to have fun. It’s a night of theater. I am so proud of this piece and I want the audience to really follow the journey with me and feel all the emotions I’m feeling. I also like to educate. Sure there are the stories that the general public knows, but we worked very hard, and with Samantha McLaughlin’s help, we have woven in some gems that unless you are a die-hard Marilyn guru you wouldn’t have known. I want everyone to walk away singing a tune, but having a new appreciation for a woman who changed cinematic history. And I might add, looked stunning doing it!

VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Celebrity Stylist And Bravo’s “Stripped” Star Ali Levine Celebrated Her Fabulous Baby Shower At The Rockwell Table & Stage!

27 Feb

Photo Credits: @AliLevineDesign on Instagram

A fabulous, baby fashionista is on her way and she has the most incredible parents! Renowned celebrity stylist and Bravo’s Stripped star, Ali Levine had a magical day as she celebrated her baby shower on February 25, 2018 at the Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles, California. The wonderful Ali Levine was glowing and looked so dazzling wearing a magenta-colored dress at the event. Not only is Ali Levine one magnificent stylist who has the greatest flair for fashion, but she also is one of the most kind-hearted people you will ever meet and she is definitely going to be one outstanding and brilliant mother.

Many of Ali Levine’s closest friends came out to show their support and celebrate her and her beautiful baby. Ali Levine had a marvelous time catching up with her friends and snapping some great pictures at the event’s excellent photo-booth. Guests were able to snack on some delicious cake pops from Peach Tree & Belle and Ali Levine and her terrific husband, Justin Jacaruso enjoyed posing in front of their super cute cake made from Rockiie’s Cakes. We totally loved the adorable Chanel shoes made out of fondant on the cake – it fits Ali’s trendsetter vibes so perfectly!

The spectacular Ali Levine shared several amazing pictures from her unforgettable baby shower on her Instagram account. Along with her post she wrote, “The best LA baby shower I could have asked for 💗 thank you to everyone who came out! We can’t wait for #BabyGirlJ to get here 👶🏼 thanks to everyone who made this shower happen 🦋 & showered us with so much love 💕!! We are soooo excited & grateful to our friends and family!! Scroll through to see the fun & more on the blog tomorrow! 👨‍🍳🎟 Restaurant @la_rockwell Cake 🍰 @rockiiescakes Cake pops 🍡 @peachtreeandbelle Cookies 🍪 @alliesgfg Tan ☀ @tanvious @sunlessbeautytans Makeup + hair 💄 @blushington@melimelo_makeup + @kinadoeshair 👑
Goodies & sponsors 🛍 @heathermarianna@beautykitchenjunkie @bethbenderbeauty@angie_everhart @whistlerwater@beautyskinglow @thebronzedpeach@mymedicinemama Photo booth 📸 @socalphotobooth Special thanks to my family always 💕🎀 & my team @kellykpr @russellstuart@tracykeyser who’s become like family 😍.”

The phenomenal Ali Levine treated attendees with a lovely goodie bag from Petunia Pickle Bottom – which makes for a perfect makeup bag. Petunia Pickle Bottom is known for some of the most trendy diaper bags for moms. Guests were also gifted with a Beth Bender eye stencil.

Ali Levine’s baby shower was just as remarkable as she is. It was so wonderful to celebrate someone as sensational as Ali and to see the big smile she had on her face the entire day. We all are definitely counting down the days until we get to meet her ravishing, baby girl.

Check out some more pictures below from Ali Levine’s exceptional baby shower and be sure to send your congratulatory wishes her way by following her on Twitter and Instagram: @AliLevineDesign!

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