Theater Review: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Stranger Things at Rockwell Table & Stage

In its latest iteration, the UMPO (Unauthorized Musical Parody Of) Series is taking on season one of the Netflix hit series Stranger Things and the results are, as usual, hilarious. Written by Kate Pazakis, creator and Executive Producer of the UMPO Series, this show adds a new twist to the usual format, a “choose your … More Theater Review: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Stranger Things at Rockwell Table & Stage

Theater Review: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Clueless at Rockwell Table & Stage

A few years ago, much earlier in the existence of the UMPO (Unauthorized Musical Parody Of) Series, they did a production of Clueless. Now, it is back in a new and much improved iteration starring the series’ talented stable of actors. Written by UMPO Series Executive Producer Kate Pazakis and directed by Jimmy Smagula, this 2018 … More Theater Review: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Clueless at Rockwell Table & Stage

The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Jurassic Park at Rockwell Table & Stage

It wouldn’t be a new year in LA without a new entry in the UMPO (Unauthorized Musical Parody Of) series. Their take on Jurassic Park, which opens at Rockwell Table & Stage this weekend, is another home run. Don’t let the word “parody” fool you—these shows very much celebrate the source material, as well as … More The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Jurassic Park at Rockwell Table & Stage

Theater Review: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Home Alone at Rockwell Table & Stage

The popular Unauthorized Musical Parody Of (UMPO) series has another holiday-themed hit at Rockwell Table & Stage with their take on Home Alone, which is returning for its second year. In a refreshingly female-driven take on a movie that definitely does not pass the Bechdel test, this parody pokes fun at the blatant white privilege … More Theater Review: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Home Alone at Rockwell Table & Stage

The Return of the Unauthorized Musical Parody of Hocus Pocus at Rockwell Table & Stage and an Interview with Marissa Jaret Winokur

Just in time for Halloween, The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Hocus Pocus is back at Rockwell Table & Stage. Part of producer Kate Pazakis’s hit Unauthorized Musical Parody Of (UMPO) series, Hocus Pocus is back this year after a successful run in 2016. Written by Pazakis and John Flynn and directed by Peter Allen Vogt, … More The Return of the Unauthorized Musical Parody of Hocus Pocus at Rockwell Table & Stage and an Interview with Marissa Jaret Winokur

Theater Review: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Bridesmaids at Rockwell Table & Stage

Who’s ready to party? The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Bridesmaids, the latest entry in producer Kate Pazakis’s Unauthorized Musical Parody Of (UMPO) series, opened this weekend at LA’s Rockwell Table & Stage and creates the perfect atmosphere for a celebratory night out. Co-directed by Christopher Youngsman and Tony Award winner (and UMPO alum) Marissa Jaret … More Theater Review: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Bridesmaids at Rockwell Table & Stage

Theater Review: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz at Rockwell Table & Stage

Who run the world? The Plastics. The always entertaining Unauthorized Musical Parody Of (UMPO for short) series is back at Los Feliz’s Rockwell Table & Stage with their take on Mean Gurlz—spelled just like that, which the creative team jokes, or maybe it’s not entirely a joke, is to prevent a cease and desist order. Created … More Theater Review: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz at Rockwell Table & Stage