February 15 marked the 30th anniversary of one of our all-time favorite movies, and we couldn't have imagined a better way to celebrate the milestone.
The Breakfast Club is just one of the many movies gloriously retold through song in For The Record's Dear John Hughes, a marvelous musical tribute to the director who gave the world one unforgettable oeuvre...and The Brat Pack. The cabaret-style show is one giant mashup of memorable scenes from his most popular films, punctuated by a series of endlessly entertaining Reagan-era tunes.
HIH was honored to be invited to the opening night of this spectacular show at DBA Hollywood. (It was our fifth time attending the troupe's showcase, so you may have heard us rave about them before.) Needless to say, the 80s nostalgia was in full effect. Every performance was a powerhouse, including our Best New Crush of 2014, Payson Lewis, making this one of the hottest tickets in town. (Spotted several seats away from us? Glee's Chris Colfer.)
And yes, there was cake at the afterparty where we got to meet 80s icon Lea Thompson (Back to the Future, Some Kind of Wonderful). Talk about one degree of separation: our friends at Bello Mag had done a spread on her daughter, Zoey Deutsch, last year.
The surprise of the night? Evan Rachel Wood killing it as both Ally Sheedy in TBC and Mary Stuart Masterson in Some Kind of Wonderful.
We can honestly say this is one of the best live musical experiences in Los Angeles. Get your tickets here now.
You can also sample some of the knockout performances here: