Once in a Lifetime

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 Edward 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. Adapted by Christopher Hart.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

Caroline Aaron as Helen Hobart/Miss Chasen
Edward Asner as Herman Glogauer
Jen Dede as Susan Walker
Jeanie Hackett as Mrs. Walker/Miss Leighton
David Kaufman as George Lewis
Katharine Leonard as Florabel Leigh/Bridesmaid #2
Joe Liss as Ernest/Others
Kellie Matteson as Phyllis Fontaine/Bridesmaid #1
Jon Matthews as Rudolph Kammerling/Others
Sarah Rafferty as May Daniels
Jonathan Silverman as Jerry Hyland
Steve Vinovich as Lawrence Vail/Others

Directed by Christopher Hart. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in October of 2009.

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George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, adapted by Christopher Hart


Caroline Aaron, Edward Asner, Jen Dede, Jeanie Hackett, David Kaufman, Katharine Leonard, Joe Liss, Kellie Matteson, Jon Matthews, Sarah Rafferty, Jonathan Silverman, Steve Vinovich

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