From now until February 23rd, (Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, and Sunday afternoons at 1pm), the LA venue and restaurant Rockwell Table & Stage will be the home for the Rockwell Musical Parodies series, Never Been Kissed. This production is an incredibly humorous take on the warm-hearted classic that will guarantee shoulder-shaking, burst-into-tears laughter.
In a film starring Hollywood’s beloved Drew Barrymore, NEVER BEEN KISSED follows the path of undercover journalist, Josie Geller, who must pose as a student at her former high school to research contemporary teenage culture. With the help of her brother, Rob, Josie infiltrates the inner circle of the most popular clique on campus. But she hits a major snag in her investigation — not to mention her own failed love life — when she falls for her dreamy English teacher, Sam Coulson.
NEVER BEEN KISSED: The Unauthorized Musical will have the audience singing, dancing and reminiscing in 90’s nostalgia. Just a few of the songs heard during this highly entertaining show are Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know,” “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana, Montell Jordan’s “This is How We Do It,” “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John, “Wonderwall” by Oasis, “It Must Have Been Love” by Roxette and many many more.
The musical was directed by Emma Hunton (Freeform’s Good Trouble), choreographed by Mallory Butcher and produced by E.K. Dagenfield, Pablo Rossil and Jordan Ross Schindler (co-creator of Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical). Garrett Clayton took on the role of assistant director and Gregory Nabours provided musical direction/arrangement. An all-star cast list includes Lana McKissak (A Christmas Movie Christmas, Amazon’s Dark/Web) as “Josie,” Matt Shively (USA’s The Purge, Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet) as “Rob”/”Rigfort” and Nathan Moore (The Rising Hawk) as “Sam.”
Director Emma Hunton explains “I’m so excited to tackle one of my favorite throwbacks, Never Been Kissed, and I can’t wait for audiences to go back to high school with us. Rockwell has a signature flair that hilariously writes a love letter to the material on stage every night, and I’m beyond honored to share our story of discovering what it means to be a woman with a voice that demands to be heard. It’s gonna be…totally Rufus.”
Rockwell Table & Stage is located in Los Feliz at 1714 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles. Tickets are now available at www.rockwell-la.com/shows