"THE SHOW" immerses our audience into a passionate, visceral display of live music and dance vignettes emerging from every corner of the space, taking you through a world of genres performed by some of the best musicians and dancers the world has to offer! Inspired by THE FLOOR Improv Night, "THE SHOW" turns our monthly jam session into a one-of-a-kind live show experience.
Every cast of "THE SHOW" is what we proudly like to call "the real deal!" Their life-long dedication and passion for their craft becomes completely tangible and it's what we absolutely love sharing with our audiences. This year's cast members are no different - they are absolutely incredible! Seriously.
Our overall mission with "THE SHOW" is to provide a respectful and creative platform where artists can pour their hearts out and leave our audiences with a visceral experience. Just from our own lives as performing artists and working with other incredible talent, we understand how much impact this simple luxury can provide. We know it's something that can be appreciated and brought to fruition world-wide.
That's why we've designed "THE SHOW" to be modular. So no matter what city we are in, every production is different according to the performers that are involved in it. Including local artists combined with guest artists will give each city a different flavor, different vibe - making for an always evolving, ever-interesting event! The varieties of genres can change from production to production, but the constants are the quality and passion each performer brings to "THE SHOW."
We have had 3 past runs of this really ambitious show in 2009, 2010 & 2011. Creatively, they have all been great successes. But, financially we've had to put in from our own pockets to cover what our max ticket sales didn't cover. "THE SHOW" has rapidly become in demand by both artists and audiences every year! So, we know with your help for this year's production, we will be just another step closer to producing this vision to artists and audiences alike, on an international level!
Every dollar will go towards the production costs like staging, lighting design & engineering, sound engineering & recording, prop construction, additional mics, stage managing, rehearsal space, costumes, promotional material, printing, etc. But of course, the most important items on our list are the amazing artists!!
A little about who's who:
The Musicians - Our beloved Musical Director, Carlos Rodgarman (Juan Gabriel, La India, Christopher Young) has composed all original music for "THE SHOW" and leads our 8-piece all-star band whose combined resumes include Stevie Wonder, American Idol, Christina Aguilera, George Lopez Tonight Show, Jordin Sparks, Andy Garcia's CineSon All-Stars and more!
The Dancers -Our dancers are world travelers whose genres range from Tap to Cabaret, Poppin' to Ballet, Capoeira to Samba and many more in between! Their talents have been featured in a large variety of movies, commercials, music videos and T.V. shows like "Dancing with the Stars" and the "Academy Awards" as well as performances live on stage with the likes of Madonna, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Pink and Broadway's "Fela!" just to name a few.
The Producers & The Setting - Sascha Escandon and Carolina Cerisola as Floor Productions, are the Creators and Directors of "THE SHOW" and proudly Co-Produce with Mario Melendez, owner of the King King venue where all this magic happens! Mario has been major proponent of Los Angeles' arts culture for many years, and has built a really dynamic bar/nightclub/theater venue - offering high production value with an intimate vibe. Mario's venue, paired with his love and knowledge of theater arts, has helped produce the start-ups of many musical theater and cabaret shows right here in the center of Hollywood...anyone ever heard of "Rock of Ages"? Yes, it all started at the King King! We aim to take "THE SHOW" to the same level of success!
So, with the best talent, a great venue in one of the greatest cities in the world, along with our passion, heart and soul, and of course the support of our friends, family and you, we are extremely excited and ready to bring you, "THE SHOW!"
Thank you in advance for your time and support!
Sascha, Carolina and Mario
Risks and challenges
This is an ambitiously large production, even in comparison to fully funded stage productions that you see in major theaters. It's hard and humbling to ask for help, but sometimes it really does take a village. And if we don't get the funding, we may not be able to continue producing "THE SHOW" if we can't at least come out even. We want to be able to compensate the artists closer to their full value - not keep asking them to do their art for art sake anymore. Why shouldn't these professionals earn what they deserve? That's what we'd really like to accomplish! And if we can't produce "THE SHOW" anymore, that means we lose momentum in something that we know everyone loves and constantly tells us should be in Vegas, New York, Europe etc. It's said, so we are humbly asking you to help get us, (all of us) there!
And the thing is, we know it can happen, because we've done it! For 3 years! With absolutely no funding, just pure hustle and passion, along with the graciousness of everyone contributing their time and talent to participate. Because, THEY believe in "THE SHOW" and what we are trying to do. And, like us, they also envision "THE SHOW" in more cities across the globe! So we just need a leg up! And you can help! We know we will make you proud to be a part of it!
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