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|Posted: 2005-03-10 10:29 pm  Permalink|
March 26, 2005 will be a special TIKI NEWS MAGAZINE hosted performance of Shag with a Twist
A couple weeks ago Otto and I had the opportunity to view a dress rehearsal of Shag With A Twist - and it was really groovy! The costumes, the music, the dance were like a SHAG painting come to life. The music, composed by Chris Lang (formerly of the Wigs) and co-composed/arranged by Cesar Benitez, is excellent. In fact it is so good that you should plan on buying the CD the night of March 26. There is Bossa Nova, Surf, big band/Lounge, Go Go - everything you would expect to hear when viewing a Shag diorama.
March 26, 2005 will be a special TIKI NEWS hosted performance of Shag with a Twist
Otto and I will be there and we hope to see many of you!
Make plans to make the scene with all the other Tiki afficionados and Shag loving hipsters.
Simply by mentioning "TIKI NEWS MAGAZINE" and you will receive a discount of 20% off your ticket price!!
That's $9 off the $45 tix and $7 off the $35 tix
We have a lot of additional ideas in the works but plans have not been finalized. A few things we are working on are:
- A no host Tiki Bar on site
- An after-show Q & A with Shag and the key artistic directors of the show - Chris Lang, Doug Smith (lighting), Joel Berlin (costumes), and Cindy Bradley (choreographer)
To get discount tickets for Saturday March 26th say TIKI NEWS MAGAZINE!!
http://www.shagwithatwist.com or by calling (888) 515-SHAG
Please dress to impress!
Here's the press release
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 25, 2005) - Producers of a theatrical experience based on the work of famed visual artist Josh Agle, aka "Shag," have announced that the show will make its world debut at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in March 2005.
Shag with a Twist&; is described as an extraordinary show that brings to life the vibrant illustrations of "Shag" through an evocative cocktail of art, music and dance.
Thirteen thoroughly modern Shag-created characters romp through an idyllic era of jet setting, Tiki, and lounge-inspired tunes. Like the time they represent, swanky Tupperware; party goers soon discover that even good things come to an end. A murder results in chaos and the fallout is one of the most capricious mysteries ever staged -- complete with a bumbling inspector, quirky sidekick, and a host of unlikely suspects.
The show is a creative collaboration between artist Agle and choreographer/director Cindy Bradley. Both are based in the Los Angeles-area. The show is produced by Jetsetter Productions, LLC in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and the San Pedro City Ballet.
Shag with a Twist opens March 18 and runs through June 11, 2005. Three shows will be performed weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 8:00 PM. Preview performances start March 3rd at the Los Angeles Theatre Center located at 514 South Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are priced at $35 and $45 ($25 for students and seniors with ID) and are available at the show's website http://www.shagwithatwist.com or by calling (888) 515-SHAG. Tickets to the preview performances are available to members of the Show's "Jetsetter Club." Membership information can also be obtained at the show's website.
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