A unique interactive theatrical stage spectacular hybrid performance sensation at the Montalban Theatre explores the human potential and finds the music which lies within us all. Premieres December 12 – 21, 2014, for six performances only.
An new family-friendly, original live stage spectacular filled with music, laughter, dance, beatbox, juggling and raw energy opens in Hollywood at The Montalbán Theatre on December 12 for six performances only.
Appropriate for all ages, RADITATICAL: A Journey in Rhythm is a unique hybrid performance sensation which explores the human potential and finds the music within all of us, a story of one man’s journey across the country, learning about musical expression and realizing possibilities beyond his wildest dreams. Audiences become a part of the quest, discovering their own rhythm in heartbeats, breath, movements of their hands and feet – how it’s all connected to the pulse of life.
This highly energetic, unique live theatrical experience is a living, breathing, inspiring, interactive, family-friendly rhythmic adventure. RADITATICAL: A Journey in Rhythm tells its story more through action and music than dialogue. The hero’s journey into rhythm engages the audience as the ensemble make music for — and WITH — the audience. Each cast member blend their high caliber musicianship with physical stunts and movement, and is supported by never-before-seen creations and stunning visual effects.
“A true collaborative experience, RADITATICAL: A Journey in Rhythm, is the culmination of performance concepts that I’ve been developing for nearly 10 years from my days with spectacle-based entertainment like Stomp!, Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil,“ explained RADITATICAL director Ameenah Kaplan. “When Bronkar Lee approached me about working on RADITATICAL with him, it seemed like a natural evolution. We want the audience to experience the journey with us – that rhythm is within all of us.”
Heading the cast is Bronkar Lee (Tonight Show with Jay Leno, America’s Got Talent). Directed by Ameenah Kaplan(STOMP!, Blue Man Group, The Office) and choreographed by Simon Chalban (America’s Got Talent). Utilizing a six-member ensemble who beatbox, juggle, tap dance, and play on all sorts of percussion instruments in a one-of-a-kind performance.
The cast also features Aaron Williams (Tap Dancer and Multi-instrumentalist), Melinda Sullivan (Dancer and percussionist and seen on So You Think You Can Dance), Paul Newman (Multi-instrumentalist and Boss Loop World Champion), Scotty Lund (Drummer and member of the L.A. Laker Band,) and Andrew Pulkrabek (Beatboxer and Bassist for The Senate).
RADITATICAL: A Journey in Rhythm opens on December 12, for six performances only, and continues on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. through December 21.
Created & Directed by Bronkar Lee and Ameenah Kaplan
Written by Bronkar Lee, Ameenah Kaplan, and Sam Rogers
Choreography by Simon Chaban
Starring: Bronkar Lee, Scotty Lund, Paul Newman, Andrew Pulkrabek, Melinda Sullivan, Aaron Williams
Multimedia Visual Designer: Marc Rosenthal
Stage Manager: Richard Druther
Costume Designer: Michael Mullen
Produced by Cyndi Lee, Sam Rogers, Tina Sanchez, Kelsey Scott
Presented by Gil Smith and The Montalbán