For The Record: Dear John Hughes at West Hollywood’s DBA showcases the works of acclaimed director John Hughes by reliving his coming of age 1980's teen flicks including Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of The Breakfast Club, the John Hughes classic and one of the most influential pop cultural contributions of our time that changed the way many young people looked at everything from class, to friendship, to love. to sex, to fashion, to music. These themes are explored throughout For The Record: Dear John Hughes by this ‘brat pack’ for the modern age that includes leading talent from stage, the recording world and screen as well as rising stars – all embodying iconic movie characters and giving them new musical voices. Some of the musical numbers that will be performed are Don’t You Forget About Me, Pretty in Pink, Twist and Shout, and Try A Little Tenderness.
DBA has also created an 80s-inspired menu that includes Jiffy Popcorn, an assortment of 80s classic candies, pepperoni pizza, and signature cocktails inspired by John Hughes films including The Day Off with blackberry pina colada and rum chata, Simple Mind with vodka, lime, and cucumber; and 1984 with gin, champagne, and elderflower.
The all-star cast includes Evan Rachel Wood, Rumer Willis, Olivia Harris, and many others. Performances run through April 4, with shows every Friday through Sunday beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $39 to $59.