FOR THE RECORD: a breakthrough, genre-bending form of live entertainment, turning the soundtracks of iconic films into thrilling immersive theatrical experiences. The FTR Live Experience is not your classic movie-based musical, but a new kind of character-driven concert where some of cinema’s most beloved stories and the songs forever linked to those films mix and mash together in inspired and surprising ways.
What began in 2010 in a small bar in East Hollywood and went on to become a “must-see show” in Los Angeles, a hit special event in NYC, Chicago, at SXSW in Austin and the Montreal International Jazz Festival, For The Record has since created BAZ: STAR CROSSED LOVE, “the best spectacular you might ever watch” (Las Vegas Sun) at the Palazzo Theater in Las Vegas, SCORSESE: AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM at The Wallis in Beverly Hills, which was nominated for 11 Ovation Awards and won the 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Musical in Los Angeles, and THE BRAT PACK, the “overwhelmingly popular” show on the Norwegian Escape voted one of the “best stage shows at sea”.
Most recently, FTR debuted Cinema For The Record, a first-of-its-kind event that combines live orchestra film screenings with immersive musicals to create an altogether new genre of live event. LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the first edition of the series, was a box office-record-breaking smash hit at The Wallis in Beverly Hills with Entertainment Weekly calling it “pitch perfect”, and the LA Times recommending everyone “let this superbly mounted musical wash over you with warmth and joy”. FTR has also set a new standard for concert celebrations, including NIGHT DIVINE at The Apollo Theater starring Shoshana Bean & Cynthia Erivo and a new docu-concert film directed by Amy Segal, SING YOUR HALLELUJAH.
The FTR Creative Team includes Emmy award-winning designers working in a hybrid genre between first class Broadway shows and the cutting-edge performances seen on The Grammys, the MTV VMAs, and other massive award shows. Because of this, FTR shows defy easy categorization. They have become the premier theater company for reimagining popular culture - movies, albums, and entire catalogs - as theatrical worlds, immersed in rock ‘n’ roll with a story to tell.
SHANE SCHEEL Executive Producer, Co-Creator
ANDERSON DAVIS Artistic Director, Co-Creator
JESSE VARGAS Music Supervisor
SUMIE MAEDA Associate Director
STEVE MAZUREK Associate Producer
MATTHEW STEINBRENNER Scenic Designer
MIKE BERGER Lighting Designer
BEN CARON Associate Producer
SIOBHAN O'NEILL Founding Partner