by Hiko Mitsuzuka
For The Record, the cabaret-like troupe that's been entertaining L.A. audiences for quite some time now, has changed venues (to the spacier DBA in West Hollywood), but the wow factor of the performances remains the same.
From the high-octane diner stick-up in Pulp Fiction to the pulse-raising lap dance in Death Proof and the blood-splattered crime council speech in Kill Bill, Quentin Tarantino has taken audiences on an unforgettable ride...and now the creative minds behind @FTRLive are doing the same.
Mashing up the director's hits in one musical smorgasbord of babes, bullets, and badasses, For The Record: Tarantino opened earlier this spring (we sat near Demi Moore, who was cheering on daughter Rumer Willis on stage), and it continues to enjoy an extended run due its powerhouse performances from a cast of hot, young professional singers who don't need a televised talent competition to thrive in the spotlight (yep, that's Lindsay Pearce in that first pic...from Oxygen's The Glee Project).
Ever wonder how Django Unchained's showdown would look like staged with a showstopping 70s jam? Ever thought that Inglorious Basterds could've used a little more rock? Even if you never saw those films (someone call Netflix, STAT), you'll still get a kick out this rollicking and immersive production that fills the entire venue with an electric charge.
You can catch a show during any one of four nights a week now through the rest of the summer. Do yourself a favor and grab some tickets here.