"For The Record: Tarantino in Concert"

Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler Arts Center

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In a Nutshell

Cabaret show transforms the films of Tarantino into an extravagant musical packed with song, dance, swordplay, and gunplay

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Promotional value expires Nov 7, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Redeem starting 10/27 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Clowes Memorial Hall. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Clowes Memorial Hall's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Must bring printed Groupon voucher. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $28 for one ticket to For the Record: Tarantino in Concert (up to $50.60 value)
  • When: Friday, November 7, at 8 p.m
  • Where: Clowes Memorial Hall
  • Seating: main floor
  • Door time: 7 p.m., with a pre-performance discussion at 7:15 in the Krannert Room
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees
  • Click here to view the seating chart

For the Record: Tarantino in Concert

From Reservoir Dogs through Django Unchained, audiences and critics alike have quoted, swooned over, and winced at nearly every film Quentin Tarantino has made. But just as important to his aesthetic as the snappy dialogue, narrative left-turns, and jarring violence are his carefully curated soundtracks. One movie might rely on super sounds of the ’70s, another might feature funk staples, and a third might showcase Spaghetti-western scores—or a mixture of all three. It’s this penchant for defying genre that inspired Shane Scheel to co-create For the Record: Tarantino in Concert

Like a production of Guys and Dolls where the guys and dolls all get shot in a Mexican standoff, the musical mashup re-imagines the Tarantino oeuvre as a toe-tapping, side-splitting, and saucy (in both the sensually and bloody sense) cabaret revue, one that even wowed the real Tarantino during its California run. With a stellar cast of dancers, singers, and actors, the show treats the audience to moments that didn’t exist in the original films, but perhaps should have. Highlights include The Bride of Kill Bill singing “Bang Bang” before engaging in a sword fight, “Stuck in the Middle with You” from Reservoir Dogs as belted by the guy with the razor and the guy with the ear, and other favorites such as Pulp Fiction’s “Son of a Preacher Man” and Jackie Brown’s “Didn’t I Blow You Mind.” And if that isn’t Tarantino enough, fans can arrive early for a pre-show discussion of QT’s musical mind with Matt Socey, host of Film Soceyology on WFYI 90.1.

Clowes Memorial Hall

For the late Dr. George Henry Alexander Clowes, the most important things in life were science and the arts. The good doctor wanted to share this devotion with the Indianapolis community, so he devised and funded Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University. Completed in 1963, the hall shares Butler's gorgeous aesthetic with its arching stone façade and lush crimson interior, which has room for over 2,000 patrons. In addition to major touring productions and public speakers, Clowes Memorial Hall is also the home of the Indianapolis Opera, the Butler Ballet, and the Indy 500.

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