Celebrate songs of silver screen

“For The Record,” the Los Angeles-based live concert series that brings the movies to life as never seen before, will kick off a yearlong limited engagement at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs on March 28 and 29 with “For the Record: Baz Luhrmann.”

Showcasing signature songs and moments from “Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet”, “Strictly Ballroom” and “Moulin Rouge”, the playlist includes hit songs such as “Lovefool”, “Kissing You”, “When Doves Cry”, “Love Is In the Air”, “Time After Time”, “Come What May”, “Your Song”, “Roxanne”, “Children of the Revolution”, “Rhythm of the Night” and many more, representatives said.

Critics are describing the series as “A night of entertainment doesn’t get better than this,” The Insider; and “This is truly a must-see this season, and I have to say this was the best theatrical experience I had all year. And I can’t wait to go again,” Frontiers Magazine.

The cast includes Ginifer King (“Struck by Lightning,” Broadway’s “Gypsy” and “Steel Magnolias”), Arielle Jacobs (Broadway’s “In the Heights”), Anderson Davis (Broadway’s “South Pacific” and “Les Miserables”), Jackie Seiden (“New Year’s Eve”, “Jack and Jill” and Broadway’s “Hairspray”), Mike Motroni, Steve Mazurek (TNT’s “Hawthorne”), Jason Paige, lead singer for “Blood Sweat and Tears” and Margaret M. Spirito.

According to representatives, the series conceived and directed by Shane Scheel and Christopher Lloyd Bratten is a “one-of-a-kind event that celebrates songs and moments from the body of work by a featured director.”

Showcasing a talented troop of performers that includes a rotating ensemble of film, television, record and Broadway talent coming together to present a unique fusion of music, theatre, and film, guests will be entertained by the lively and bold productions from sets, costumes and makeup to the outstanding range of performers, representatives said.

Additional performances at the Ace Hotel are “For The Record: Tarantino,” June 13 and 14; “For The Record: Coen Brothers,” Sept. 12 and 13; and “For The Record: John Hughes,” Dec. 12 and 13.

The Ace Hotel Palm Springs features a laid-back atmosphere that embraces natural and organic design, representatives said, along with creative amenities such as outdoor massages, a stargazing deck and a very deep pool.

Nights happen at the Ace Hotel, with DJs spinning the hottest sounds, artist showcases by independent record labels and some of the best redesigned roadside diner fare and fresh-squeezed drinks served into the late hours at King’s Highway and the Amigo Room.

Unpretentious rooms with all the basics and large suites with vintage furniture and outdoor hearths provide the comforts of stellar accommodations in a casual setting that perfectly mirrors the relaxed lifestyle of the “playground to the stars,” as Palm Springs is known.

The hotel’s inclusive “RECORD” package for guests booking rooms on performance nights includes 15% off the rate, two tickets to the show and $25 off any Feel Good Spa treatment.

Performances are at 8 p.m. and individual tickets are available for $20 for anyone 21 years of age or older.

For details, visit www.fortherecordlive.com.

Via Liane M. Roth, Valley Life Editor


Struck by Lightning star Ginifer King wows the crowd during a performance of Show at Barre’s For the Record: Baz Luhrmann at the Vermont in Los Angeles. On March 28th and 29th, the Los Angeles-based live concert series will be taking their show on the road for limited-engagement run at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs.

Via Entertainment Tonight.

Palm Springs: A night at Ace Hotel with Baz Luhrmann (sort of)

Ginifer King performs in "For the Record: Baz Luhrmann" at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs next week. (Ace Hotel Palm Springs / March 22, 2012)

Director Baz Luhrmann’s movies come to life in “For the Record,” a live cabaret-type show that’s a fusion of film, music and theater. Ace Hotel in Palm Springs will host this production next week and offers a special hotel rate for those who stay overnight.

The deal: The For the Record package takes 15% off room prices and includes two tickets to the show and a $25 spa credit. Use the promo code “Record” when making a reservation online or by phone.

Actress Ginifer King of “Gypsy” and seven others perform songs from “Romeo and Juliet,” “Strictly Ballroom” and “Moulin Rouge.” Upcoming performances are to feature the films of Quentin Tarantino on June 13 and 14, the Coen brothers on Sept. 12 and 13, and John Hughes on Dec. 12 and 13.

When: The offer is good Wednesday and Thursday night.

Tested: I found availability for a room with two double beds for the discounted rate of $177 (instead of $209) plus tax and fees. The room comes with two tickets to the show ($20 each) plus the spa credit.

Info: Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, (760) 325-9900

Via Los Angeles Times.