Moonlight and Magnolias, a Comedy About the Making of Gone with the Wind
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The last date listed for Moonlight and Magnolias was Sunday November 22, 2009 / 7:00pm.
Currently at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
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A troupe of very cool clowns hits the La Mirada stage -- literally -- with fantastically skilled… More
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Featured review from Joan B.Red Velvet
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Absolutely great performances by all. So fast paced it was mesmerizing, and their timing was fantastic. Selznick character was outstanding....heck, they all were. We've been into musicals so much lately we were forgetting good serious but comedic plays. Thoroughly enjoyed it and we will now rent and read Gone With the Wind again.
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I thoroughly enjoyed the play! Would definitely reccommend it to others! ALL the actors did a fantastic job! I do not agree with the one reviewer who stated that you need to have seen the movie or read the book. I thought the play was so well...
Written by Ron Hutchinson
Directed by Andy Barnicle
Making movie history isn’t easy! Just ask film producer David O. Selznick. Three weeks into production of his historical epic Gone With the Wind, he realizes the script isn’t working. Astoundingly, he halts production, fires the director and hires playwright Ben Hecht to rewrite the script in a record five days. There’s just one problem. Hecht’s never even read the novel. So, Selznick pulls famed director Victor Fleming off The Wizard of Oz and forces the three of them into a room until a new script is finished.
Subsisting on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men spend five days crafting a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful films of all time. This wildly funny and engaging tale illuminates the behind-the-scenes business of movie-making during the golden age of Hollywood.
A co-production with The Laguna Playhouse.