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`Barbie The Movie: In Concert` (Image provided by Live Nation & Richman Communications)
"Barbie The Movie: In Concert" (Image provided by Live Nation & Richman Communications)

'Barbie The Movie: In Concert': Live-to-film concert experience heading to Darien Lake


Mon, Mar 4th 2024 09:55 am

North American summer tour led by Macy Schmidt & The Barbie Land Sinfonietta

√ Live-to-film concert experience featuring all-women and majority women of color orchestra

√ The Sinfonietta performing film’s award-winning score live

Live Nation Press Release

Live Nation and Mattel Inc. today announced “Barbie The Movie: In Concert.” The live-to-film concert experience produced by Overture Global Entertainment will bring Warner Bros. Pictures’ feature film “Barbie” – Mattel Film’s first theatrical production – to life with live music from The Barbie Land Sinfonietta, a special presentation from Orchestrator and Executive Producer Macy Schmidt’s all-women and majority women-of-color orchestra.

Fans across North America will have the opportunity to be transported to Barbie Land this summer and experience Barbie like never before. The record-smashing film will be projected onto a giant LED screen above The Barbie Land Sinfonietta as they perform the film’s award-winning score. Fans of all ages can celebrate the music of 2023's highest-grossing film in a one-of-a-kind immersive experience, with the tour also featuring specialty limited-edition merchandise, photo opportunities, and more.

“Barbie The Movie: In Concert” will visit Darien Lake Amphitheater on Aug. 14.

Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning at 10 a.m. March 5 and continuing through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details, visit www.citientertainment.com. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general on-sale beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, via ticketmaster.com.

The Barbie Land Sinfonietta is conducted by Tony Award-winning producer Macy Schmidt. A “Forbes 30 Under 30” honoree, Schmidt recently became the first woman of color orchestrator in Broadway history.

“We can’t wait for fans of all ages to join us in this immersive experience, celebrating the biggest movie of 2023 and bringing the magic of Barbie to life like never before,” said Josh Silverman, chief franchise officer at Mattel. “The incredible talents of Macy Schmidt and The Barbie Land Sinfonietta guarantee an unparalleled and unforgettable adventure.” 

Schmidt said, “Music lends so much heart and excitement to the ‘Barbie’ film; between the stunning and clever orchestral score and the upbeat iconic pop soundtrack, music is carrying us through the story. On top of getting to experience the film unlike ever before, ‘Barbie The Movie: In Concert’ audiences will have the privilege of watching some of the world’s best musicians come together and do what they do best. Throughout this entire process, I’ve been so inspired by Mattel’s genuine commitment to everything this film stands for. I am particularly excited to be partnering with Mattel as I have long been inspired by Barbie’s purpose statement: ‘to inspire the limitless potential in every girl.’ It couldn’t be more aligned to have an all-women orchestra performing this film, bringing its message to life onstage.”

Furthering the mission, “Barbie The Movie: In Concert” will include a touring road crew consisting of a veteran lineup of all-women technical and production professionals. For tour dates and more, visit http://barbiethemovieinconcert.com.

The full-length feature film “Barbie” received more than 450 industry nominations and 120 wins, as well as eight Academy Award nominations. Music from “Barbie” was nominated for 11 Grammy Awards, with three wins secured in key categories including Song of the Year and Best Song Written for Visual Media (Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, “What Was I Made For?”), and Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

“Barbie was released worldwide on July 21, 2023, by Warner Bros. Pictures. The highest-grossing film of 2023 and the highest-grossing in Warner Bros. history, “Barbie” is directed by Greta Gerwig from a screenplay written by Gerwig and Noah Baumbach. It is Mattel Films’ first theatrical production. The film is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

The Barbie Land Sinfonietta (Photo by Rebecca J. Michelson // Image provided by Live Nation & Richman Communications)


More About The Sinfonietta

The Sinfonietta is an all-women and majority women-of-color orchestra and production company renowned for its diverse and innovative creative direction and its reputation for musical excellence. The Sinfonietta’s inaugural NYC-based orchestra, “The Broadway Sinfonietta,” was founded in 2020 by Egyptian-American Orchestrator and Music Supervisor Macy Schmidt, who was recently honored on “Forbes’ 30 Under 30” list for her work with the Sinfonietta.

Since teaming up with industry veteran Colleen McCormack to grow the company, the orchestra has performed with pop stars such as Renée Rapp, Brandy and Jordin Sparks; in concert for feature films such as “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “Cowboy Bebop” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender”; and onstage as featured soloists for the opening number of the 2023 Tony Awards.

The Sinfonietta’s international footprint is rapidly growing, performing most recently in Abu Dhabi with an all-Arab women orchestra for the Forbes International Women’s Day Gala honoring world leaders Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Malala Yousafzai, Billie Jean King and Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska.

As a production company, the Sinfonietta has partnered with brands such as Bloomingdale’s, MAC Cosmetics, and The Atlantic Magazine to create original commissioned content, and been featured in outlets such as NBC, CBS, Rolling Stone, BuzzFeed, Forbes, TIME, Teen Vogue, Elle Magazine, The Washington Post and “The Today Show.” As a headlining artist, The Broadway Sinfonietta made its live full orchestra debut concert presented by Carnegie Hall Citywide and signed with Sony Masterworks to develop and release recordings of Schmidt's pop orchestra arrangements.

Fresh off the heels of a 70-plus city nationwide tour, the Sinfonietta’s reach and impact has grown exponentially, now encompassing both a production arm (Sinfonietta Productions), as well as a management arm (Sinfonietta Creative Management), which provides representation and advocacy for women musicians across the industry as a whole.

Orchestrator and Executive Producer Macy Schmidt leads The Barbie Land Sinfonietta (Photo by Rebecca J. Michelson // Image provided by Live Nation & Richman Communications)


More About Overture Global Entertainment

Overture Global Entertainment, founded and led by Tony Award-winning producer Schmidt, is a full-service production company and consultancy specializing in the design, development and execution of large-scale global orchestra ventures. By combining showstopping orchestras with world-class visual media IP, Overture is making a prominent name for itself in the rapidly expanding film concert industry. From classic films, to animé, to modern feature films, and even to revue productions, Overture is redefining what it means to see an orchestra perform live.

Overture's unique competitive advantage is its partnership with the acclaimed all-women and majority women-of-color orchestra The Sinfonietta, which operates a number of ensembles worldwide and is experienced in both domestic and international touring and performances. By combining an in-house orchestra with major studio and licensing partnerships, Overture seeks to further commercialize film concerts and pioneer new levels of popularity for live score and pop orchestra events.

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