I hope you’re ready to eat thunder and crap lightning while wearing pink trunks because Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) and TCG Entertainment have announced that ROCKY and LEGALLY BLONDE are getting “Films in Concert” presentations. Both series, which are scheduled to begin in 2021 will invite audiences from across the globe to experience songs from both films as performed live by a full symphony orchestra and played in sync to the films.
The “Rocky in Concert” series will include six musical events for each of the six films in the original franchise, beginning with the film’s debut in 1976. The events will offer interactive experiences and exclusive merchandise to accompany the series.
“Legally Blonde in Concert” will get to revisit Reese Witherspoon’s iconic outing as Elle Woods, the California blonde who has it all, until her boyfriend dumps her and she does everything she can to get him back including enrolling in law school.
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In addition to treating fans to a live orchestra performance, attendees will also be permitted to shop at special kiosks carrying exclusive merch. Both events are currently scheduled to tour through North America, Europe, and Australia, with more territories set to be announced. For the moment, plans are for the concerts to kick off July 2021 and run through the end of June 2024.
In commenting on the celebration of sound, Robert Marick, MGM’s Executive Vice President Global Consumer Products and Experiences, said, “MGM is looking to create additional ways that fans can interact with and enjoy their favorite stories and characters well beyond the end credits of the film. The concert events for both Rocky and Legally Blonde are part of our strategy of developing meaningful experiences that fans will love. TCG are true experts in this space and we couldn’t have asked for better partners as we kick off this brand-new initiative.”
Meanwhile, Stephen Cook, President of TCG Entertainment, said, “We are excited to be working with MGM on bringing the iconic Rocky film series and Legally Blonde to the concert hall. Both Rocky and Legally Blonde are fantastic films with great music. These shows will perform in symphony halls, theaters and performing arts centers around the world.”
Yo, can you imagine hearing the “Rocky Theme” as performed by a live orchestra? Just thinking about it gets me pumped are ready to conquer a few flights of steps. Moreover, I ain’t opposed to rocking some pink. Especially if it’s on a day when I’m feeling particularly powerful and ready to drag some corporate fat cats across a minefield of scrutiny. Lots of that going around these days.
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