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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 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 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.

Follow the Rockwell Table & Stage on Twitter and Instagram: @LA_Rockwell and follow @UMPOSeries on Twitter and Instagram. Join in on the conversation by using #UMPOBridesmaids on all social media networks!

VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: You Don’t Want To Miss “The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of Mean Gurlz” – It’s So Fetch! Alexisjoyvipaccess RECAP Here!

12 Feb
Photo Credits: UMPO: Mean Gurlz

Photo Credits: UMPO: Mean Gurlz

It’s the one movie that has us all saying “That’s so fetch!” and it has us all wearing pink on Wednesdays (and by the way, if you don’t, you can’t sit with us.) It has some of the most unforgettable quotes and it’s a movie that resonates with us all in some way or another. You definitely must have guessed what we’re talking about without us even having to say it, but yes, indeed, we’re talking about the iconic and classic film, “Mean Girls.” Without a doubt, “Mean Girls” is a movie that we all have watched over a hundred times and we still catch ourselves quoting things from the movie in the middle of a convo, so when it was announced that the next show as part of Kate Pazakis’ “The Unauthorized Musical Parody of… Series” would be “Mean Gurlz,” we all couldn’t help but fan-girl with excitement and take out our good ‘ol burn book to bring along with us as we watch the musical parody at The Rockwell in Los Angeles.

“The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz” is the ninth show in the “UMPO” (Unauthorized Musical Parody Of…) series. Prior shows include UMPO: Scream, UMPO: Cruel Intentions, UMPO: Clueless, UMPO: Home Alone, UMPO: The Devil Wears Prada, and UMPO: Hocus Pocus, amongst a few others. With each and every show, Co-writer / Executive Producer Kate Pazakis and the cast of the shows manage to bring masterpieces to The Rockwell and it seems as though each show keeps getting better and better. With that being said, the other UMPO shows have been mesmerizing, but the UMPO: Mean Gurlz show definitely is one of the best so far.

“The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz” is told from the point of view of a professional fan-boy who loves the movie just as much as you and me and is played by Ryan O’Connor. He tells the story of Cady’s journey as she moves to the US from Africa and joins the fierce clique known as “The Plastics.” Cady, played by Bianca Gisselle, has her eye out for the dreamy kid in her class known as Aaron Samuels, alternatingly played by Jason Michael Snow and Michael Thomas Grant, but she runs into some trouble when that happens to be the queen of The Plastics, Regina’s ex-boyfriend. Cady and her two, new friends, Janis, played by EK Dagenfield, and Damien, played by Andy Arena, work up a plan to take Regina, played by Corbin Reid, and her fellow Plastics members down.

The cast includes Ryan O’Connor, Katherine Tokarz, Marla Mindelle, Bianca Gisselle, Corbin Reid, Natalie Lander, Briana Cuoco, Jason Michael Snow, Michael Thomas Grant, Andy Arena and EK Dagenfield with Nicci Claspell, Kyra Selman, Janelle Cohen, Kalen Edean and Tal Fox as cast swings. 

There are so many fantastic things to say about “The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz” that it’s hard to even choose where to begin. First off, the musical parody grasps all of the memorable moments from the movie so well – from Regina’s “cool mom,” to the classic burn book moment, and even when Tina Fey’s character was pushing Cady to join the math team. As you’re recalling all of these excellent moments from one of your favorite movies, UMPO: Mean Gurlz puts its very own twist with hilarious punch-lines and witty jokes along with some extraordinary musical renditions. It’s everything that you could wish for in one show: a parody of a phenomenal, fan-favorite movie with awesome humor, an incredibly talented cast, and some outstanding musical performances. Plus, while watching the movie, I’m sure we’ve all wanted Damien to finish singing his whole song at the talent show as he gets rudely interrupted by his school-mates. Well, thanks to Kate Pazakis and “The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz,” our Damien dreams have finally come true.

One of the many things that I love about all of the UMPO shows is how interactive they are. Each of the shows allows attendees to become immersed into the show and feel like they’re not just watching UMPO: Mean Gurlz, but that they are a part of it! (Just make sure you’re not Regina, please!) One minute you could be having Regina George and The Plastics sitting on your lap and the next moment you have Aaron Samuels right by your side. The UMPO shows, and especially UMPO: Mean Gurlz will have you singing along, laughing from start to finish, and wanting to see basically every single show during its run. It’s definitely something that you will be talking about for the whole night and day after that.

The “Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz” is having its run at The Rockwell from February 2nd – April 15, 2017 and trust me, you don’t want to miss it! I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the honor of being invited to attend the press opening night of UMPO: Mean Gurlz and I cannot stress enough how much you all need to see this show right now. Grab your friends, grab your family members, grab everyone you know and watch as many shows as you can as UMPO: Mean Gurlz is one of the greatest things you will see here in LA!

You can get your tickets at www.rockwell-la.com and join in on the social conversation by following @UMPOSeries and @LA_Rockwell on Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #UMPOMeanGurlz. 

Kate Pazakis and the cast of UMPO: Mean Gurlz, you have done a brilliant job. 5 stars for you Kate Pazakis and cast, you go Kate Pazakis and cast! Check out some pictures from “The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz” below!

Photo Credits: Bryan Carpender