(Sponsored) FOR THE RECORD: TARANTINO DINNER THEATER

By ERIN DENNISON
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[columns_row width=”half”] [column][dropcap letter=”T”]heater might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of LA.  Most Angelenos couldn’t point you towards the Music Center  (1st and Grand, by the way). But in an attempt to fight for relevancy, the dramatic forces are getting a little boost from Hollywood. For the Record: a unique, postmodern cabaret fuses theatre and film in for a left-of-center evening of progressive entertainment.

For their most recent installment, For the Record creators Shane Scheel, Christopher Lloyd Bratten, and Anderson Davis mused Quentin Tarantino to design an extraordinary experience, showcasing the best scenes and scores from the director’s iconic films; a vampy badass theater for folks who don’t do theater. The avant-garde take on the conventional burlesque has faired so well with audiences that it’s recently relocated to DBA in order to accommodate the exponentially swelling (and notable) guest list.

The West Hollywood venue features 360 degrees of unobstructed views, remarkable sound and lighting design, and a full 6-piece band to showcase the rapidly cadenced spectacle. Co-creator Scheel explains,

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It was important to create a structure that catered to a slightly ADD crowd.

With art direction by the Emmy winning Matt Steinbrenner, choreography by Justin Bohon (Book of Mormon, 9 to 5, Les Miserables), and cast members Lindsey Gort and Rumer Willis generating considerable buzz— For the Record has attracted the attention of A-lister’s like Miley Cyrus, Leonardo DiCaprio,Barbara Streisand, and Tarantino himself— and has recently expanded its run through July 26th.

Tickets start at just $35—a modest price to bring Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Django Unchained, and Inglorious Bastards to life through their immortal soundtracks. Top it off with decadent cocktails fashioned exclusively for the performance by mixologists Dave Kaplan and Alex Day (of Proprietors LLC), and you’ve got an evening of wicked decadence, stimulating enough to charm the harshest dinner theater contrarian.

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