Saturday, Oct 15, 2011 9:00 PM
One Night Stand is a funny, intimate, behind-the-scenes journey from the blank page to the live stage, as top Broadway and television writers, actors, and directors produce four original short musicals, all within 24 hours. A window into the creative process with a compressed time frame: the spark, the camaraderie, the sheer panic and the ultimate thrill of expression. The creative teams behind the musicals produced in the course of shooting this documentary pulled off four musicals with style and grace. Some of the actors followed include Broadway superstars Cheyenne Jackson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Richard Kind, Mandy Gonzalez, Tracie Thoms, Nellie McKay and the charmingly out-of-place Rachel Dratch. Whether you are a die-hard fan of musical theater or a casual observer, you will enjoy watching the crazy roller coaster ride that takes place within the 24-hour musicals.
Dirs. Elisabeth Sperling and Trish Dalton, 2011, USA, 80 mins.