What an innovative concept, dancing to Stings Songbook – just something you have to see! I love hearing all of his music set to stories through dance. It’s just as simple as that. Sting is a genius and, when you couple that with dance, in all its forms it has to be a winner. Run and don’t walk to see Message in A Bottle. Based on the songs of Sting and choreography by Kate Prince, it’s an extraordinary dance show. It has a very limited run at The Pantages Theater, from February 6 – February 11, 2024.
This is a tale of hope. The story is about the peaceful village of Bebko which is alive with joyous celebrations. Suddenly under attack, everything changes forever. Three siblings, Leto, Mati and Tana, must embark on perilous journeys in order to survive.
The cast of dancers is astounding, they are all incredible: Oliver Andrews, Lindon Barr, Deavion Brown, David Cottle, Harrison Dowzell, Nestor Garcia Gonzalez, Natasha Gooden, Lizzie Gough, Anna Halstrom, Megan Ingram, Ajani Johnson – Goffee, Charlotte Lee, Daniella May, Dylan Mayoral, Serena McCall, Lukas McFarlane, Robbie Ordona, Lara Renaud, Hannah Sandilands, Jessey Stol, Steven Thompson, Gavin Vincent, Malachi Welch.
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE is a spectacular new dance-theatre show from five-time Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince, inspired by and set to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, including Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Walking On The Moon and more. With a mix of exhilarating dance styles, high energy footwork and breath-taking athleticism, MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE tells a unifying and uplifting story of humanity and hope.
A Sadler’s Wells & Universal Music UK Production, with ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company. Co-produced with Birmingham Hippodrome and The Lowry, Salford
About The Pantages Theater:
In the heart of Hollywood, on Hollywood Boulevard, right down the block from Vine Street, stands the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. It’s a fitting location: The Pantages has become one of the greatest landmarks of Hollywood, signifying both the glorious past and adventuresome future of the world’s entertainment capital.
The Hollywood Pantages has a history as grand and diverse as the stage and screen fare which audiences have flocked to enjoy there for half a century. These days it’s one of Los Angeles’ leading homes of legitimate theatre (the five highest-grossing weeks in L.A.’s theatrical history were all shows at the Pantages) and a favorite “location” for tv shows, movies and music videos. In the past, it has been a movie house, with live vaudeville acts between features as well as the site of many gala premieres and “spectaculars.” For ten years the Hollywood Pantages Theatre was the home of the glittering Academy Awards Presentations.
While the use of the Hollywood Pantages Theatre may have changed over the years, the theatre does not appear all that different today. After several touch-ups over the years, the Hollywood Boulevard showplace was renovated at the turn of the 21st century to recapture its 1930 look and luxury. When the theatre reopened in September 2000, some 300 people had repainted nearly every inch of the theatre, restored its outer lobby and missing chandeliers, refurbished its walls and prepared it for the new century.
It’s an iconic spot for all of this great entertainment that I get to write about, so listen to me and go see this great unique show, you will be glad you did!!
The Pantages Theater
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