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Short and Sweet – For the Record presents Dear John Hughes

Posted on: March 10th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

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Diana Martinez has reviewed For the Record presents Dear John Hughes for Short & Sweet at the Daily Herald.

“The show is styled like a cabaret show linked with popular 80’s music. Each line is taken from a movie, and every line written by John Hughes himself in a mash-up sketch comedy-like fashion. The show is a nostalgic, campy throwback to mid-1980 and reminisces on the Gen-X teen trials with coming-of-age, prom, detention and relationships. The show weaves in classic scenes and lines from “The Breakfast Club, “Weird Science”, “Pretty in Pink”, “Sixteen Candles” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”…The cast had the audience up on their feet singing and dancing at the finale and isn’t what this kind of show is meant to be? Just fun, nostalgic and feel good.” Read more at the Daily Herald

Test your John Hughes movie knowledge!

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

In honor of For the Record presents Dear John Hughes, we put together a trivia quiz to see how much you can recall from the writer/director’s films that are incorporated into the show! How’d you do? Share your results on Facebook and Twitter!

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Name our signature #FTRHUGHES cocktail and win tickets!

Posted on: February 27th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

In honor of FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES beginning performances next week, we’re holding a “Name That Drink” contest!  Come up with your most creative John Hughes-inspired name for our signature cocktail made with white rum, cranberry and a splash of orange that will be available at the Broadway Playhouse bar March 5-15! The winning name will receive 4 tickets to the show on March 6 + 4 drink tickets to enjoy the beverage! Must be 21+.  Enter by Monday March 2 at 5 p.m by posting your drink name on any of our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts!

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It’ll be sure to make you want to…

And grab a friend and…

Or lose it completely and…

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Have fun brainstorming names and we can’t wait to hear from you!

 

Tickets to For the Record Presents “Dear John Hughes” are now on sale!

Posted on: January 8th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

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12 performances only from March 5 – 15 at the Broadway Playhouse!

Tickets to the John Hughes-inspired cabaret For the Record Presents “Dear John Hughes” are now on sale! This theatrical concert includes songs from acclaimed coming of age 1980′s teen films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, including songs such as Don’t You Forget About Me, We Are Not Alone, If You Leave, Pretty In Pink, If You Were Here, True as well as classic moments like Danke Shoen, Twist And Shout, Try A Little Tenderness and many more.

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of The Breakfast Club, the John Hughes classic which epitomizes one of the most influential pop cultural contributions of our time and changed the way many young people looked at everything from class to friendship, love to sex and fashion to music. These themes are explored throughout “For The Record Presents Dear John Hughes” by this ‘brat pack’ for the modern age that includes leading talent from stage, the recording world and screen as well as rising stars – all embodying iconic movie characters and giving them new musical voices.