STARSHIP PRE-BOARDING NOW!
AN INTERGALACTIC ROCK CONCERT ADVENTURE
WITH DANCING, COCKTAILS AND SPACE VAMPIRES
BLASTS OFF FROM XL NIGHTCLUB (512 W. 42ND STREET)
EVERY THURSDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AUGUST 1 ? SEPTEMBER 1
NEW YORK ? June 27, 2013???Why schlep to the Mojave Desert for Richard Branson?s?expensive and stuffy trip to space?!?The Orion Experience, an?intergalactic space journey meets live?rock concert, will conveniently take?flight from midtown-Manhattan three nights a week. In-flight amenities include original?live rock music, dancing, a sassy talking computer, fog machines, space?vampires and cocktails, all at a fraction of the cost. Featuring original music?and lyrics by the band of the same name,?The Orion Experience?s inaugural?space flight is?August 1. XL Nightclub?will?transform into a starship where audiences join the crew as they blast into?the stratosphere and dance the night away.
The Orion Experience?is conceived and directed by Travis Greisler. “As a?child, I was reared on great classics like?The Rocky Horror Picture Show?and?Barbarella???even Michael Jackson?s?Captain Eo,? explains Greisler.??So when I first listened to the?music of The Orion Experience, I knew that we were a match made in the cosmos.?I had been looking for a project that combined all of?my favorite elements of?nightlife: live rock music, dancing, circus performers, drag queens, and?projected environments. Like a night at a Brooklyn warehouse party or a ride at?an elaborate theme?park,?The Orion Experience?will launch you?into the stars to dance the night away at our very own space disco.?
The Orion Experience, which first played to packed houses last year at Dixon?Place,?boasts an ensemble?including Orion Simprini as Captain Orion, Linda Horwatt as Lindatron, Reef Rox?as Dr.?Reef, and Sir Honey Davenport as The Queen of White Lies. The production?features set design by Jason Ardizzone-West, costume design by Andrea Hood,?lighting design by KJ Hardy,?projection design by David Bengali, and choreography?by Misha Shields.?The Orion Experience?is presented by Ryan Bogner.
The band?The Orion Experience?is an explosion of?high-energy disco pop. Superbly crafted pop songwriting and irresistible hooks?are their calling card.??Brothers of the?Scissor Sisters, sons of?the B-52?s and second cousins once removed of the Bee?Gees, they count among their fans Perez Hilton, Steve Lillywhite, Rachael Ray?and Lady Gaga. Their music has been heard on such?shows as?Laguna Beach,?The Hills,?iCarly,?Victorious?and?Late Night with?David?Letterman. Word of mouth, mostly through social networking sites and?YouTube, has brought the band a new?audience. Fan-made videos of the?band?s songs have garnered half a million views.?The band’s new?album?Children of the Stars, which includes several songs featured in?The Orion Experience, is available?digitally?now on?iTunes?with a physical release to follow this August?in conjunction with the show.
The Orion Experience?blasts off at?XL Nightclub (512 West 42nd?Street)?Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 8PM, with pre-boarding?from 7PM, from?August 1 ? September 1. Tickets are $45 ??with a limited?number of premium experience packages available for $75 ? and may be purchased?online at?TheOrionExperience.com, by calling 212-352-3101, or at?the venue.??Passengers are?welcome to remain in XL following the flight?and celebrate their adventure to the stars all night long.