Moonlight and Magnolias, a Comedy About the Making of Gone with the Wind
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As much a cultural phenomenon as a theatrical event, Cats enjoyed a record-breaking run on Broadway and in London, thanks to its feline-inspired costumes, sets, dancing and memorable songs by famed composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story, inspired by a collection of poetry from T.S. Eliot, revolves around a tribe known as the Jellicle cats, and their leader Old Deuteronomy, who'll choose one of their group to be reborn that night after their annual ball. The longest-touring Broadway musical in history, Cats features 20 of Webber's timeless melodies, including the hit song "Memory," and was the winner of seven 1983 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Learn More
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I thought this would be about writing; about the entanglements that making one change can cause, about word choices that can be misunderstood, and generally HOW this final rewrite came to be successful. There was debate about Scarlett hitting a slave girl, but most of the dialogue was (much repeated) about David Selzniks big risk in producing such a big film. Silly with some slapstick acting out of the story for because the screenwriter didn't read the book.
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.