10 Things I Hate About You is a teen drama from 1999 that, unfortunately, could never be made in today’s political climate. But imagine seeing Heath Ledger singing Franki Valli with a marching band, a baby-faced Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Julia Stiles in an incredible performance. Oh, and there’s erotic fan-fic written by a school counselor played brilliantly by Allison Janney. The film is based on the William Shakespeare play The Taming of the Shrew but you might not know that unless you looked it up or read the press notes like we did.
But, you guys, the Unauthorized Musical Parody of 10 Things I Hate About You is even more fun! While you can see the film and choose to be triggered (or not), why not experience the Unauthorized Musical Parody show live in Los Angeles? Congrats UMPO team, you nailed it again! The play hits all the best parts of the film and becomes its own thing entirely. Singing! Dancing! Comedy! Masterful improv! Don’t miss it. The UMPO (The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of) Series merges movies and musical theatre, revisiting and retooling popular films for live audiences. Performed with a live band and slews of hit pop songs to help tell the stories, UMPO audiences have been cheering and laughing since 2015. So check it out and get out of your seats and dance. Rockwell Table & Stage is located in Los Feliz at 1714 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles. Tickets are now on sale.
“Singing! Dancing! Comedy! Masterful improv! Don’t miss it.”
“Congrats UMPO team, you nailed it again!”