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Retro-Cool Musical Production 'Shag With A Twist' Swings Into Las Vegas July 13, 2006


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  • Retro-Cool Musical Production 'Shag With A Twist' Swings Into Las Vegas July 13, 2006

    Yes, Shag fans... Here is the full Press Release...

    LAS VEGAS, June 21 -- 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.

    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 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, 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 scene.

    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 been published.

    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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