"AN '80s EXTRAVAGANZA"

"INGENIUS"

"IF YOU LOVE THE 80s,

YOU'LL FREAK OUT OVER THIS NEW LIVE SHOW

ABOUT BRAT PACK MOVIES."

FERRIS JOINS THE BREAKFAST CLUB IN AN 80s MASHUP MUSICAL

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SATURDAY, MARCH 24th, 1984...

SHERMER HIGH SCHOOL, SHERMER, ILLINOIS...

For The Record, the genre-bending series that brings classic movie soundtracks to thrilling life on stage, returns to an exact time and place when pop culture in America changed forever. 

The Brat Pack combines an entire era of cinematic history, the revolutionary teen films of the 1980s and their hit soundtracks, to create an MTV teen dream - a New Wave, synth-pop journey through the hilarious and heartbreaking world of high school. 

The story follows 5 teenage archetypes, well known to any lover of The Breakfast Club, through the epic saga of growing up. From sweet sixteen to gym class, detention to prom and finally graduation, The Brat Pack is a group of the most unlikely of friends surviving the carnage of love & friendship, smashing stereotypes along the way.

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Each of the five teens, and one figure of authority, is a composite of the most unforgettable 1980s film characters. Following the arch of a single character's storyline as it moves through different iterations of the same persona is a big part of the fun. 

 

The "Geek", for example, starts as the hopeless computer nerd Gary from Weird Science, develops a little swagger singing "Try a Little Tenderness" as Ducky from Pretty in Pink, and finally breaks out of school completely, taking a day off as Ferris Bueller. 

In this unique way, The Brat Pack is one part mash-up review concert, and one part story driven musical. 

"DETENTION IS IN SESSION 

 AND COULDN'T BE MORE THRILLED."

EDGEMEDIANETWORK

MEET THE BRATS

don't forget this guy!

BASKET

CASE

- featuring -

WATTS

Some Kind of Wonderful

ALLISON

The Breakfast Club

JEANNIE

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

JOCK

- featuring -

JAKE RYAN

Sixteen Candles

BLAINE

Pretty in Pink

ANDREW

The Breakfast Club

GEEK

- featuring -

GARY

Weird Science

DUCKY

Pretty in Pink

FERRIS

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

PRINCESS

- featuring -

SAMANTHA

Sixteen Candles

ANDIE

Pretty in Pink

CLAIRE

The Breakfast Club

REBEL

- featuring -

LLOYD DOBLER

Say Anything

BENDER

The Breakfast Club

KEITH

Some Kind of Wonderful

- featuring -

VERNON

The Breakfast Club

ROONEY

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

MISTER

MORE THAN A MOVIE MUSICAL

...TEN TIMES MORE

From Samantha Baker kissing over her birthday cake to Lloyd Dobler with his boombox held high, the most memorable moments from 10 of the best teen films of all time pop up throughout the show in surprising ways. Some are major plot points, like the teens’ antics in detention, while others are hidden within the action, secret gifts for the lifelong fans. 

Also includes: 

Some Kind of Wonderful

Weird Science

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Valley Girl

SOUNDTRACK OF A NEW WAVE GENERATION

John Hughes didn't just reinvent the teen film, he also helped usher in a new wave of British pop music. Little known musicians from across the Atlantic suddenly had massive, chart-topping hits on American movie soundtracks.

Songs like "If You Leave", "True", & "Don't You Forget About Me" turned teenage melodrama into cultural touchstones with huge influence on everything that came after.

As much as The Brat Pack is a celebration of great films, it is also a tribute to the music that gave the movies style. The ultimate greatest hits setlist of 1980s synth pop is arranged to tell each chapter of our story. 

listen to this!

The mid-1980s weren't just a major turning point for teen films. At the same time, MTV was in its early prime, changing the world's relationship to pop music & the rock stars now on cable television. The original music video craze is the prime inspiration for the visual style of The Brat Pack. 

Classrooms and locker-lined hallways fill with a neon haze as 8-bit graphics and notebook doodles cover the walls. The effect is as if popular MTV After School Specials have infiltrated the students' daydreams. This is a world where a boring chemistry class can transform into very "Weird Science". 

'80s MUSIC VIDEO DESIGN

THIS IS FOR THE RECORD

The Brat Pack is a rock band, not just in style & sound but also in size.

 

With 9 actors5 musicians and a jam-packed 90 minute run time, this production is the featherweight champion of live events: compact while throwing a powerful punch. 

The Brats are supported by the Los Angeles based, Emmy award winning For The Record Creative team, designers of major live events including The Oscars, MTV VMAs, the Olympic Opening ceremonies, The Grammys, and many others.  

SHANE SCHEEL

Executive Producer / FTR Founder

MIKE BERGER

Lighting Design

BEN SOLDATE

Sound Design

SIOBHAN O'NEILL

Producer / Business Affairs

PERRY FREEZE

Video Design

STEVE MAZUREK

Costume Design

MATTHEW STEINBRENNER 

Scenic Design

JESSE VARGAS

Music Supervisor / Arrangements

SUMIE MAEDA

Choreographer / Associate Director

Adapted and Directed By

ANDERSON DAVIS