Tarantino in Concert

Fans of movie director Quentin Tarantino are getting the chance to see his films in an entirely new way.

Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Kill Bill Volumes One and Two are some of his films that are being brought to life in a concert setting.

For The Record: Tarantino In Concert is Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Ticket prices range from $24 to $49.

Tuesday, March 13 2012, 05:58 PM CDT

Click this link to watch the video interview via KEYE TV We Are Austin.

Hooked on a feeling: For the Record: Tarantino in Concert celebrates the uncanny genius of the director’s soundtracks

Die-hard fans of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino know the dedication the geek autuer puts into choosing the epic soundtracks for his films.

Think of the songs you remember from classic Tarantino scenese like Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man” in Pulp Fiction and everything from the 5,6,7,8’s in Kill Bill, Part 1. From classic oldies to moody sleeper tracks, Tarantino is a master at establishing mood and tone in his films through his brilliant application of just the right tracks.

A touring concert of live music, live performance and film sequences gathers these indelible musical achievements into a whirlwind production called For the Record: Tarantino in Concert. This is the fourth in a series of director-inspired soundtrack musicals by Los Angles based company, Show At Barre. (The other directorial insprations being The Coen Brothers, John Hughes and Baz Luhrmann.) Their latest soundtrack reinterpretation makes its world premiere at The Long Center during SXSW.

The show is not an official SXSW event, says Show At Barre Artistic Director Shane Scheel, but it is appropriate that the show happens during this week considering its seemless integration of music and film. More engaging than just film, more visual than just music — For the Record reimagines the two elements in a completely unexpected way.

“SXSW just celebrated its 25th year, and Tarantino has been making movies for just as long. So it’s actually a perfect blend of all the elements involved,” Scheel adds.

While the filmmaker will most likely not be in attendance, his influence and artistry will be in grand display throughout the show. Live musicians will play the famous scores from his span of movies starting with Reservoir Dogs and ending with Inglorious Basterds while performers like Death Proof‘s Tracy Thoms will provide the vocals and choreography.

“We have such an amazing talent pool in our company now,” Scheel explains. “We’ve got people who have been on American Idol and Bravo’s Platinum Hit, others who have been on TV and film. It’s a very diverse group that has come together to form this family, which is really unique in L.A. because the city can feel very isolating and competitive. We’re really proud of that.”

Fans of Tarantino’s work, (which by now is really anyone who loves classic storytelling and doesn’t mind seeing excessive violence), will thrill at seeing the creative reinterpretations of these memorable songs presented in a brand new format.

Animated scenes, choreographed numbers and original filmed footage will transform the scenes and songs you’re familiar with. “It is definitely not a Broadway revue,” clarifies Scheel. “We don’t want anyone to confuse it as that.”

Scheel and his Show At Barre co-creator Christopher Bratten are both huge Tarantino fans and actually originated the idea of the directorial dedication show with his music in mind. Years later, after producing three other such shows with Show at Barre, they’re excited to present For the Record on a larger stage and scale than ever before.

“We started doing these shows one night a week at the bar I run in East Hollywood,” recalls Scheel,” and then we grew into doing it six nights a week. So people have definitely responded; they get it. So now we’re taking it way outside of the bar to explore what its life can be outside of the club and out of L.A. It’s a difference of about 2,200 seats between the club and the Long Center.”

The million dollar question is: Has Tarantino seen the show?

“Yeah, he’s seen it and he loves it. He drank me under the table after the show,” laughs Scheel. “We talked a long time afteward about the choices we made. Some of the lesser-known tracks, he even forgot about, so that was cool. So, yes, he knows we’re doing it and he has the invitation. But I believe he’s filming in Louisiana right now.”

Louisiana isn’t too far away from Austin, so who knows…?

For the Record: Tarantino in Concert premieres at The Long Center Mar 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the Long Center website.

Via Culture Map Austin.

For the Record: Tarantino in Concert @ The Long Center 3/14

If you’re a fan a Quentin Tarantino flicks (and who isn’t), then you’re probably well aware of how important music is to the overall experience of his films. One of the iconic director’s greatest gifts is the ability to put music to images in a way that totally transforms both. Finally there’s a way to experience that magic in a live setting when For the Record: Tarantino in Concert makes its Austin theatrical premiere at the Long Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, March 14th.

Hollywood’s critically acclaimed live concert experience “For the Record” is a unique fusion of music, theatre and film that brings motion pictures to life in a concert setting. “Tarantino in Concert” is high-octane ride of songs and scenes from the films of the great Quentin Tarantino: Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Jackie Brown, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds. The star-studded ensemble cast from stage, record and screen is led by Death Proof star Tracie Thoms (Cold Case, Rent, Devil Wears Prada). Direct from LA, this critically acclaimed live concert experience has all the hit songs from QT films — “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Magic Carpet Ride,” “Bang Bang,” “Hooked On A Feeling” — and many more. Click “I Like It” on Do512 for a chance to win a pair of free tickets!

Via Do512Blog, based out of Austin, TX.

Pulp Conviction in Austin Monthly

Music’s importance in film cannot be underestimated, and no Hollywood director knows this better than Quentin Tarantino, whose movies are famous for using music to set the tone of a scene. For the Record: Tarantino in Concert celebrates this and the director’s career through live-cast performances of songs featured in his movies. From Reservoir Dogs to Inglourious Basterds, the 90-minute show features 26 songs in all, including “Stuck in the Middle with You”, “Satisfied Mind” and “You Never Can Tell”, the song Uma Thurman and John Travolta twisted to in Pulp Fiction. Originally performed at a small venue in Los Angeles, the show has been expanded to include large video screens, bigger sets and lighting designed by Emmy Award winner Travis Hagenbuch. And while the cast, which includes Tracie Thoms from Death Proof, acts out scenes from the movies, don’t expect dinner theater (although there will be waitresses serving cocktails). “At the heart of this is a concert,” says co-creator Shane Scheel. “It’s not Pulp Fiction: The Musical”. Now don’t forget ot tip the waitress on your way out. The Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive, 44-5664, thelongcenter.org – SARAH THURMOND