Moonlight and Magnolias – a hilarious depiction of “Hollywood behind the scenes”

Grosse Pointe Theatre presents the fourth show of its 64th Season, Moonlight and Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson, which opens Sunday, March 11 with a 2:00 PM matinee, and continues March 15-17 at 8:00 PM, Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 PM and March 22-24 at 8:00 PM. Performances are in the Fries Auditorium of the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms. Tickets are $18. Group rates are available. For tickets and information, call 313-881-4004 or visit the Grosse Pointe Theatre website at www.gpt.org.

 

Synopsis

Three weeks into shooting, producer David O. Selznick believes his film is not working. He fires director George Cukor, pulls director Victor Fleming off “The Wizard of Oz” and hires script doctor Ben Hecht to rewrite the screenplay. Locked in Selznick’s office they have only five days to complete this daunting task! A fast-paced, hilarious, “Behind the Scenes” glimpse into 1939 Hollywood… based upon the true story of the re-writing of GONE WITH THE WIND.

 

Directors and Cast

Michael Trudel (Grosse Pointe Park) directs this hilarious comedy with a stellar cast, including Ron Bernas (Grosse Pointe Woods) as David O. Selznick, Dennis Martell (Livonia) as Victor Fleming, Kevin Fitzhenry (Warren) as Ben Hecht and Cynthia Lambert-Nehr (Grosse Pointe Woods) as Mrs. Poppenghul.

 

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