‘STRANGER THINGS’ PARODY
BACK AGAIN AT ROCKWELL TABLE & STAGE
Back by popular demand, Rockwell Table & Stage has extended its run of the “Unauthorized Musical Parody of Stranger Things” currently playing four nights a week in February and Thursday and Friday for the first three weeks of March.
Added to the incomparable cast is Carrie Manolakos who now joins the ensemble.
Carrie most recently portrayed Irena Sendler in the first incarnation of Irena—a new musical directed by Jonah Platt, written by Kait Kerrigan and Megan Cavallari. A singer, songwriter and recording Artists, Carrie hit #44 on the pop iTunes Charts with her debut album Echo and was voted by Elle Magazines as ‘30 under 30 Essential Names to Know’. She also garnered major international and celebrity recognition for her viral cover of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ with write ups in The New Yorker, Gawker, Daily Beast, MSNnow, Huffington Post, Entertainment weekly, and more. Her newest single ‘Take Me Down’.
The hilarious world of UMPO (Unauthorized Musical Parody Of) gets turned Upside Down as they tackle Netflix’s cult phenomenon, Stranger Things. The American fiction-horror series, created, written, and directed by the Duffer Brothers, gets the UMPO treatment by writer/executive producer, Kate Pazakis and director, Nathan Moore.
Set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, the critically acclaimed Netflix series focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy amidst supernatural events occurring around the town, including the appearance of a peculiar girl with psychokinetic abilities who helps the missing boy's friends in their own search. Rockwell brings to life the Duffer Brothers’ mix of investigative drama, supernatural elements, and 80s nostalgia, with a spate of pop songs from that era sure to thrill audiences.
In an exciting new twist, the show borrows from the beloved Choose Your Own Adventure series of books, with the audience rolling oversize dice during the show to determine the fate of the Stranger Things kids. This guarantees a new and exciting performance with constant twists and surprises for both audience and cast, as they ride the nostalgia wave to the Upside Down and back.
In addition to Carrie, the show’s supernaturally talented cast includes Tony award-winner and Celebrity Big Brother winner Marissa Jaret Winokur, Eric Petersen (TV Land’s Kirstie and School of Rock on Broadway), Carrie Manolakos (Mama Mia, Wicked), and Garrett Clayton (King Cobra, Hairspray Live! on NBC, and Disney’s Teen Beach Party).
“So excited to extend this run, which has been playing to SRO houses,” says Pazakis about UMPO (The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of...). “Our live band and slew of hit pop songs develop this cult classic story in a way that UMPO Rockwell audiences have come to expect. It’s a night of great talent, entertainment and laughter.”
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Rockwell Table & Stage is located at 1714 N. Vermont Ave in Los Feliz. Call 323-669-1550.
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