Thu October 28, 2021 - Sat January 1, 2022

BratPack

BratPack is an immersive new-wave cabaret featuring music and moments from some of the '80s most beloved high-school comedies.

Stepping into a revamped Feinstein's at the Nikko, audiences will be taken on a totally excellent adventure as they are transported to 1980's Shermer, Illinois for a 360-degree live-concert experience inhabited by the cinematic teen icons made famous by the popular 1980's high school dramedies that defined a generation. Hailed as "ingenious!" (The Hollywood Reporter) and "exhilarating! An essential experience for '80s teen movie fans" (Forbes), the all-new production--built specifically for Feinstein's at the Nikko by the original creative team--will feature an exciting Bay Area cast of actor/musicians that will rock out to a rad setlist from legendary '80s teen flicks, including "The Breakfast Club," "Fast Times At Ridgemont High," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Pretty In Pink," "Say Anything," "Sixteen Candles," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "St. Elmo's Fire," and "Valley Girl."

"We have been looking for the right opportunity to bring For The Record to San Francisco for a long time," said For the Record Live Executive Producer and Co-Creator Shane Scheel. "We've found a wonderful partner with Feinstein's at the Nikko right in the theatrical heart of the City. The For the Record team is excited to bring our unique brand of immersive theater to Bay Area audiences and be part of your vibrant creative community."

Says Feinstein's at the Nikko General Manager and Creative Director Randy Taradash: "I have been a huge fan of the For the Record shows in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York for almost a decade, and the minute I saw BratPack two years ago, I knew I had to bring it to the Bay Area. Audiences will step into our transformed concert space and relive not only some of the greatest '80s music ever, but will get the chance to revisit the music and moments that found their way into our cultural consciousness, and have lived on to an entirely new generation of fans."

"One of the biggest barriers between a modern audience and these high school movies of the 1980's is the overwhelming whiteness of the films," says SumiƩ Maeda, Choreographer & Associate Director of BratPack. "John Hughes was a white guy, making very white films, for a mostly white audience. But he was also telling stories about the teenage experience with honesty and heart. Casting a new BratPack that reflects our communities as they actually are not only removes that barrier between many of us and the films, but it also highlights the message of breaking down stereotypes and seeing the complexity in all of us."

"We have been inspired by the talent in the Bay Area--a beautifully diverse collection of ridiculously talented actor/musicians," adds For the Record Live Artistic Director and Co-Creator Anderson Davis. "Our mission to give a modern voice to vintage material was made so much easier when they walked through the Feinstein's at the Nikko doors. BratPack is a celebration of the '80s New Wave style and sound that was so prevalent, especially in those films that saw the moody cool kids looking for inspiration outside of America's hair metal obsession--and Feinstein's at The Nikko is the perfect place to bring that punk-chic world back to life."

The cast for BratPack includes Rachel Lark (Basketcase), Michael Martinez (Jock), Zahan Mehta (Rebel), Bryan Munar (Geek), May Ramos (Princess), and Scott Taylor-Cole (Mister), with musical direction by Matt Grandy. Additional cast members include Danielle Mendoza and Roeen Nooran.


Image Credit: Photo by Kelly Mason
BratPack is an immersive new-wave cabaret featuring music and moments from some of the '80s most beloved high-school comedies.

Stepping into a revamped Feinstein's at the Nikko, audiences will be taken on a totally excellent adventure as they are transported to 1980's Shermer, Illinois for a 360-degree live-concert experience inhabited by the cinematic teen icons made famous by the popular 1980's high school dramedies that defined a generation. Hailed as "ingenious!" (The Hollywood Reporter) and "exhilarating! An essential experience for '80s teen movie fans" (Forbes), the all-new production--built specifically for Feinstein's at the Nikko by the original creative team--will feature an exciting Bay Area cast of actor/musicians that will rock out to a rad setlist from legendary '80s teen flicks, including "The Breakfast Club," "Fast Times At Ridgemont High," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Pretty In Pink," "Say Anything," "Sixteen Candles," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "St. Elmo's Fire," and "Valley Girl."

"We have been looking for the right opportunity to bring For The Record to San Francisco for a long time," said For the Record Live Executive Producer and Co-Creator Shane Scheel. "We've found a wonderful partner with Feinstein's at the Nikko right in the theatrical heart of the City. The For the Record team is excited to bring our unique brand of immersive theater to Bay Area audiences and be part of your vibrant creative community."

Says Feinstein's at the Nikko General Manager and Creative Director Randy Taradash: "I have been a huge fan of the For the Record shows in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York for almost a decade, and the minute I saw BratPack two years ago, I knew I had to bring it to the Bay Area. Audiences will step into our transformed concert space and relive not only some of the greatest '80s music ever, but will get the chance to revisit the music and moments that found their way into our cultural consciousness, and have lived on to an entirely new generation of fans."

"One of the biggest barriers between a modern audience and these high school movies of the 1980's is the overwhelming whiteness of the films," says SumiƩ Maeda, Choreographer & Associate Director of BratPack. "John Hughes was a white guy, making very white films, for a mostly white audience. But he was also telling stories about the teenage experience with honesty and heart. Casting a new BratPack that reflects our communities as they actually are not only removes that barrier between many of us and the films, but it also highlights the message of breaking down stereotypes and seeing the complexity in all of us."

"We have been inspired by the talent in the Bay Area--a beautifully diverse collection of ridiculously talented actor/musicians," adds For the Record Live Artistic Director and Co-Creator Anderson Davis. "Our mission to give a modern voice to vintage material was made so much easier when they walked through the Feinstein's at the Nikko doors. BratPack is a celebration of the '80s New Wave style and sound that was so prevalent, especially in those films that saw the moody cool kids looking for inspiration outside of America's hair metal obsession--and Feinstein's at The Nikko is the perfect place to bring that punk-chic world back to life."

The cast for BratPack includes Rachel Lark (Basketcase), Michael Martinez (Jock), Zahan Mehta (Rebel), Bryan Munar (Geek), May Ramos (Princess), and Scott Taylor-Cole (Mister), with musical direction by Matt Grandy. Additional cast members include Danielle Mendoza and Roeen Nooran.


Image Credit: Photo by Kelly Mason
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