This high-energy immersive glam-rock show is the perfect way to start a night on the town. ?It’s?like?Here Lies Love?or?Fuerza Bruta,?
but with robots and space aliens instead of Filipina dictators or sexually ambiguous Argentineans.?-?Theatermania.com
THE STARSHIP HAS LANDED!
THE ORION EXPERIENCE
OPENS OFF-BROADWAY AT XL NIGHTCLUB TONIGHT!
FEATURING LIVE ELECTRO-POP MUSIC, WALL-TO-WALL DANCING, AERIALISTS & COCKTAILS,
THIS INTERGALACTIC ADVENTURE TAKES FLIGHT
EVERY THURSDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1ST ONLY
NEW YORK ??Why schlep to the Mojave Desert for Richard Branson?s?expensive and stuffy trip to space?!?The Orion Experience, an?intergalactic space journey meets theatrical live electro-pop concert, conveniently takes flight from midtown-Manhattan three nights a week. In-flight amenities include original live music from a 9-piece band, wall-to-wall dancing, aerialists, and cocktails, all at a fraction of the cost. Featuring music?and lyrics by the band of the same name,?The Orion Experience?s official Off-Broadway opening takes place tonight,?August 8. ?XL Nightclub?will?transform into a starship where audiences join the crew as they blast into?the stratosphere and dance the night away.
See the teaser trailer
The Orion Experience?is conceived and directed by Travis Greisler,?who?worked with Jason Moore on the development of?The Book of Mormon?and?Tales of the City. “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 (Here Lies?Love?at Williamstown,?Yeast Nation) and Katharine Beckett Sullivan (Black Milk)?in?association with RKO Stage (Top Hat,?Big Fish).
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.
Hear music from?The Orion Experience?HERE.
The Orion Experience?blasts off at?XL Nightclub (512 West 42nd?Street)?Thursdays at 8PM, Saturdays at 9PM & Sundays at 8PM?now through?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.
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