There is nothing better than seeing your favorite films come to life on the stage. Especially you didn’t even think it could be possible, Clueless the 1995 film starring Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Stacey Dash, and Brittany Murphy was never a musical but it’s a classic lovable film. And now fast-forward 23 years later we have The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Clueless.
The show is being held from May 3rd to September 1st at the Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles.
So some of you may be wondering how did they turn this movie into a musical? Well easily in fact, the actors highlighted the main points of the movie while mixing in popular songs and it actually works out very nicely!
Kids In America
Let’s Talk About Sex
We Didn’t Start The Fire
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Losing My Religion/ You Can’t Touch This (Mashup)
Supermodel/I’m Too Sexy (mashup)
We Are The Champions
Friends and Lovers
Rollin’ with the Homies/This Is How We Do It (mashup)
I Touch Myself
Bye Bye Bye
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Jesus Take The Wheel
I’ll Make Love To You
Time Of My Life
One of the cool aspects of the setup they had in the Rockwell was that it’s very interactive. Instead of just facing forward throughout the entire night they had the actors roaming throughout the venue. Which made the scenes feel different, and it moved smoothly throughout the entire show. The way it’s set up, is there are tons of tables surrounding the a small stage. It’s an intimate and lively experience.
The cast was diverse and casted perfectly! Everyone had a solid performance, engaged well with the audience and brought their characters to life in a brand new never-seen-before-sort-of-way.
Cher was played by Ashely Argota (The Fosters). Cher is a very lovable character that could have been hard to cast but they did a great job with Ashely. She was likable, funny and had many of the same characteristics at Cher herself.
Cher’s best friend, Dionne was played by Dominique Patton.
And Tai was played by Natalie Lander (The Middle), who did an amazing job playing the oddball character. She was funny, and one of the best parts of the show and had everyone laughing.
Josh, Cher’s brother/lover was played Jason Heymann.
Murray, Dionne’s boyfriend was played by Desi Dennis-Dylan.
The role of Cher’s Dad and Elton was played by Lucas Coleman.
Garrett Clayton (NBC’s Hairspray Live!) also played two roles including Travis (Tai’s Lover) and Christian ( Cher’s crush). He absolutely killed it on both roles, and played a better Christian than the one in the movie. the audience loved him and his performance.
And Morgan Smith (HBO’s Veep) played Amber and Miss Geist. She played Amber really well but really shined as the housemaid. Even though it was only a few parts it was a great addition.
All-in-all if you are looking for a great night out, we highly recommend checking out The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Clueless #UMPOCLUELESS! It will be a great night of signing, dancing and laughing!
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