Ottawa, IL, August 14, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Old Town Commons and Bad Puppy Productions are pleased to announce the opening of Roll ‘em – a Musical Movie Montage at the Old Town Commons Theatre located at 616 Court Street in Ottawa. Illinois. Roll ‘em takes a cabaret style walk through some of your favorite musical memories from movies across the years. Relive the heartbreak of Casablanca with “As Time Goes On”, the joy of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, the moving “Circle of Life’, the love theme from Titanic “My Heart Will Go On” and many, many more. Match wits with our cast as they jog your movie memories with scenes you thought you forgot.
Roll ‘em is a captivating review to bring all your favorite movie songs to live. “We wanted this show to connect to something we all love, and that something is the American movie experience” said Ronda Grigalunas, President of Bad Puppy Productions. “Your first memories of entertainment are probably attending your first movie with your parents. Later, as you got older your first date was probably to a movie. Movies are still the primary, leave-home, entertainment venue”. “Who doesn’t have a favorite movie?” asks Artistic Director Jon Grigalunas. “That was the challenge behind the writing of this show. There is just so very many musical memories and moments that to pick and choose what you are going to put into a two hour show was daunting.”
Daunting is nothing new to Bad Puppy Productions, a partnership with a combined 55 years of directing, choreographing and producing reviews & musicals. Featuring the Artistic direction of Jon Grigalunas and the choreography of Ronda Grigalunas, Bad Puppy Productions has produced
musical shoes and reviews with casts of over 100. In July of 2007 Bad Puppy Productions will stage the first ever presentation of CATS in the Illinois Valley.
Previous productions include the wildly popular, Vegas style review One Night Only which ran for six years in LaSalle. Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls are among the string of hit shows staged by Ronda and Jon entertaining audiences from Peoria to Suburban Chicago. Bad Puppy Productions also runs a series of theatre and dance camps for children and young adults. Roll ‘em – A Movie Musical Montage will open Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19, 2007 and will run Saturdays @ 8pm and Sundays @2pm through November 4. Tickets are available by contacting the Old Town Commons box office at 815-433-6618 or online at www.oldtowncommons.com.
There is special pricing for groups of ten or more.