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Once in a Lifetime

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It’s 1929 as The Jazz Singer hits the silver screen and the talkies promise to change movies forever. Enter three down-and-out vaudevillians who hatch a hare-brained scheme to “make it big” in Tinsel Town. Their plan? To open a voice academy for the witless stars of silent movies. The only things standing in their way are ditzy starlets and power-hungry movie moguls. Starring Ed Asner and directed by Moss Hart’s son, this is top-of-the-bill screwball comedy and Kaufman and Hart genius at its very best
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:
Caroline Aaron as Helen Hobart and Miss Chasen
Edward Asner as Herman Glogauer
Jen Dede as Susan Walker
Jeanie Hackett as Mrs. Walker and Miss Leighton
David Kaufman as George Lewis
Katharine Leonard as Florabel Leigh and Bridesmaid #2
Joe Liss as Ernest and others
Kellie Matteson as Phyllis Fontaine and Bridesmaid #1;
Jon Matthews as Rudolph Kammerling and others
Sarah Rafferty as May Daniels
Jonathan Silverman as Jerry Hyland
Steve Vinovich as Lawrence Vail and others
Directed by Christopher Hart. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
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