Allee Willis “Badeya Baby” LIVE SHOW September 21 & 22 @ North Hollywood Performing Arts Center Here
Hollywood, CA – Breaking boundaries with a new generation of live entertainment is GRAMMY, Emmy, Tony and Webby winning and nominated Allee Willis. Wearing numerous deserving hats as a songwriter, artist, multi-mediaist, director, picker, and party thrower (People Magazine said “tickets to Allee Willis’ ultra-exclusive…parties are the campiest hot tickets in LA.”), Willis sold out her latest two-night engagement at King King in Los Angeles and announced new shows slated for September at NoHoPAC in the North Hollywood Arts District.
In the midst of a sluggish economy, which is cannibalizing ticket sales for many performers, Willis crafted a winning formula, entertaining the audience with a brand new type of show setup, involving the audience in various ways. Games, motorized art, and dancers placed within the crowd are just a few of the many attention-grabbing features, all of which compliment the greatest hits sing-a-long concert of Willis’ chart-topping collaborations. In addition to enjoying the visual spectacle, the audience is enthusiastic to hear stories and watch behind-the-scene snippets of songs written by Willis and performed by music icons including Earth, Wind and Fire, Patti LaBelle and Pet Shop Boys.
As Willis speaks of her journey through the music industry, projector screens display pictures and videos of classic moments like her with Oprah at The Color Purple party (Willis co-authored the Tony-nominated musical), her writing session with James Brown and original lyrics to her Emmy-nominated theme from the hit TV show Friends. Willis, also an award-winning set designer, designs the entire space her shows are in, which includes many of the possessions in her renowned Allee Willis Museum Of Kitsch at AWMOK.com while dancers often join the fun on stage, interpreting themes in the stories. Such is the case when they come out in colorful crazy patterned shirts and bell bottoms grooving to Willis’ Disco era hits “September” and “Boogie Wonderland”. On select dates, audiences are treated to a unique, culturally-focused Bingo game called B-L-A-C-K where winners score vintage Afro picks or a foot rub to be given on site for the remainder of the show.
In reference to one of her most well-known lyrics, “Do you remember the 21st day of September?,” Allee Willis will be performing another set of upcoming back-to-back shows – September 21 & 22 at NoHoPAC, the North Hollywood Performing Arts Center at 8pm. Tickets start at $19.99 and are available through PaperBrownTickets.com. For more information on Allee Willis, visit her website or her novel Allee Willis Museum of Kitsch at AWMOK.com.