LAS VEGAS, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The retro-cool musical production
"Shag With A Twist" brings its groovy vibe, swinging music and
sophisticated moves to Las Vegas beginning July 13 for a limited engagement
at the Krave Theatre at the Aladdin.
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Set at a 1960s Tupperware party, "Shag With A Twist" was created by
famed visual artist Josh "Shag" Agle and choreographer Cynthia Bradley. The
show serves up an evocative cocktail of music, color and choreography that
brings to life the campy, hip artwork of Shag, while capturing the carefree
spirit of a retro era where big hair, Tupperware parties and pupu platters
were at the height of fashion. As if immersed in a cartoon come to life,
audiences can expect a zany plot, outlandish characters and vividly-colored
costumes and sets, all set to catchy swing music and dance. The
retro-theming extends off the stage with showroom decor, frilly "birdbath"
drinks, pupu platter appetizers, kitschy ushers and swinging dance routines
that will have audience members energized and on their feet.
Tickets for "Shag With A Twist" are now on-sale, and are available at
the Krave box office at 888-515-SHAG or online at www.shagwithatwist.com.
Tickets are priced at $45, VIP seating $55, plus handling fee. Performances
of "Shag With A Twist" run Sunday to Thursday with the party starting
nightly at midnight.
Set in the zany-retro world of Shag, "Shag with a Twist" depicts a
shagedelic Tupperware party hosted by the quintessential retro couple Eldon
and Othal and their over-the-top friends; party guests include Shimmy and
Shake, Siamese twins joined at their fabulous hair, the debonair Foot, the
seductive Kitty, the glamorous and mysterious Slinky and the creepy Coroner
(because all coroners love Tupperware). The party quickly takes a turn when
someone ends up dead -- screwed by a giant corkscrew -- and it takes a
bumbling police inspector, his pet monkey and a seance to solve the crime.
"Shag With A Twist" recently enjoyed a successful extended run at the
Los Angeles Theatre Center, receiving great reviews from the LA Times, LA
Weekly, Orange County Weekly and others. It was named one of the Top 10
Musicals of 2005 by ReviewPlays.com, was nominated for eight prestigious
Lester Horton Awards, and won an L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award.
Recently "Shag With A Twist" was presented a proclamation by the Los
Angeles City Council for its outstanding contribution to the L.A. art
About the creators
Josh "Shag" Agle is one of the most prolific and notable visual artists
on the cutting-edge art scene today. Solo-exhibitions of his work have been
displayed in famed galleries all across the United States, as well as
Europe, Japan and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Renowned for
creating artwork that is iconic, extremely hip and capturing the essence of
the "shagedelic" era of the 1960s, Shag has been commissioned to do
exclusive work for Disneyland merchandise, Coca-Cola ad campaigns, Paul
Frank apparel, Fender guitars, Showtime Television on-air animation, MGM's
recent motion picture "The Pink Panther" and the swimming pool and table
felts for the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. Ten books of his artwork have
Cynthia Bradley began her dance studies at the Atlanta Ballet Company,
before continuing her studies with the New York City Ballet's School of
American Ballet. She has danced professionally with various ballet
companies throughout the country and worked with world-class dance
directors such as Oleg Tupine, Richard Munro and Victor Moreno. Ms. Bradley
formerly served on the Board of Directors of The Getty House Foundation and
is co-founder of the San Pedro City Ballet.
"Shag With A Twist" is presented by Jetsetter Productions. Its
executive producer is John H. Good. The show was originally performed at
the Los Angeles Theatre Center with support from the City of Los Angeles
Cultural Affairs Department.
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