A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

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Billed as 15 genres, eight musicians and 30 performers in a once-a-year extravaganza, “THE SHOW” will immerse audiences in a passionate display of live music and dance vignettes at King King in Hollywood May 20-23.

Sascha Escandon and Carolina Cerisola are the founders of Floor Productions and creators and directors of “THE SHOW.” They co-produce with Mario Melendez, whose nightclub venue is the dynamic setting for “THE SHOW.”

The overall mission of “THE SHOW” is to provide a respectful and creative platform where top-notch artists can pour their hearts out and create a visceral experience for audiences. Floor Productions also organizes “THE FLOOR Improv Night,” a monthly jam session dedicated to the magic of improvisation between musicians and dancers, and makes the cultural arts accessible to disadvantaged youth through its 501 c(3) non-profit organization, OPEN FLOOR SOCIETY.

Musical Director Carlos Rodgarman (Juan Gabriel, La India, Christopher Young) has composed all original music for “THE SHOW” and leads an eight-piece all-star band whose combined resumes include Stevie Wonder, “American Idol,” Christina Aguilera, George Lopez, “Tonight Show,” Jordin Sparks, Andy Garcia’s CineSon All-Stars and more.

The dancers are world travelers whose genres range from tap to cabaret, poppin’ to ballet, capoeira to samba, and many more in between! Their talents have been featured in a large variety of movies, commercials, music videos and TV shows like “Dancing With the Stars” and the Academy Awards, as well as performances on stage with the likes of Madonna, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Pink and Broadway’s “Fela!” just to name a few.

Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m. King King, 6555 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, kingkinghollywood.com. For more information and tickets, visit thefloorproductions.com.