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"Parallel Worlds" at CAP Studio in Sherman Oaks / Photo by Keith DeCristo

Parrot Poet Productions presents the world premiere of Parallel Worlds: A New Rock Music Experience. Created by Brandon Beckner with stage direction by Matthew McCray, attendees can expect a powerful live rock concert, a bold theatrical stage play, and an epic big-screen love story, all harmoniously blended with one another to take its audience on a mind-bending, musical journey through Parallel Worlds. Parallel Worlds’ songs are composed by Beckner, Steve Sobel and Paola Jimenez. David Van Dam (production staff of “Criminals Minds”) describes Parallel Worlds as “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Pink Floyd’s The Wall.”


On the studio floor before you is an incendiary rock and roll band, all of them masters of their craft. Their commission: To compose the music that will become the soundtrack of the film before them — a romance with a classic Hollywood ending for the characters, JB and Ella.

But something goes wrong. As the band nears the end of the soundtrack session the unexplainable happens. They discover that their infighting has sabotaged the happy ending of the film. Some how, some way, a mysterious parallel has been made between the love torn lead singers on stage and the lovebirds. Through the power of their music, will the band be able to get JB and Ella back together?

This is a rock show unlike anything you’ve ever seen — blending film, music and live performance into a brand new rock music experience.

Culture Spot LA readers can win a pair of tickets to either the Sunday, June 12, show at 7 p.m. or the Thursday, June 16, show at 8 p.m. Email editor@culturespotla.com with “Parallel Worlds” in the subject line for a chance to win. Please indicate your choice of Sunday or Thursday.

Read Culture Spot LA’s review before you go:


“Parallel Worlds” runs through Sunday, June 26. Catch performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Doors open at “Club Parallel” one hour before show time, as does the bar. Drinks are “on the house” with the $40 ticket purchase (served responsibly). Tickets are available online here. All ages are welcome, but parents might consider this a PG-13 show: no sexual content but some mature language. Club Parallel invades CAP Studio in the heart of Sherman Oaks for this multi-dimensional experience (13752 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks 91423; (818) 990-2001). For more information, visit http://www.parallelworldsexperience.com.