Friday, October 25, 2013

See It Before It's Too Late: "For The Record: Baz Luhrmann"

(Pics via Tracy St. Pierre)

There's nothing quite like For The Record: Baz Luhrmann, which was originally scheduled to end last weekend, but instead -- due to popular demand -- has been extended through mid-November. The live show takes place inside Los Feliz's intimate Rockwell restaurant, which means the action and the music takes place all around you: On a runway in the middle of the room, on the bar, in the back -- perhaps even above you.

The elaborate and well-produced show melds music from some of Luhrmann's most popular features, including "Moulin Rouge," "Romeo + Juliet," "Strictly Ballroom" and "The Great Gatsby."

Here's how the "For The Record" team describes it: "This concert celebrates the music from Luhrmann’s homage to the major theatrical conventions of Dance (Strictly Ballroom), Poetry (Romeo and Juliet) and Song (Moulin Rouge). Play list includes Lovefool, Kissing You, When Doves Cry, Love Is In The Air, Time After Time, Come What May, Your Song, Roxanne, Children Of The Revolution, Rhythm Of The Night and more."

Past "For the Record" treatments have included shows devoted to John Hughes, Tarantino and Coen Bros. movies. But perhaps because of how he completely reimagines popular songs and twists them into his own worlds, the Luhrmann show has resonated the loudest.

The show we saw included Rumer Willis in the cast, but several performers impressed. Rockwell also offers a full menu for dinner and drinks before and during the show. Check here for ticketing.


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