After stumbling our way into the Tennessee Reps’ performance of Sweeney Todd at TPAC few weeks ago (Thanks, Chris!), we’re convinced that the Reps shows are some of the best kept secrets in Nashville. Even if you’ve never been into local theater, the free LookIns are a great way to get your feet wet.
A few weeks before each show, the Reps host these hour-long previews that feature remarks from the director, a special meet-and-greet with the show’s cast, and an actual rehearsal scene from the show. Oh yeah, and there’s free wine! Tonight’s LookIn will give you a sneak peek at Moonlight & Magnolias:
Set in 1939 Hollywood, Moonlight and Magnolias tells the story of what could have happened when legendary producer David O. Selznick shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind. The screenplay, you see, just isn’t working … Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful films of all time.
The LookIn is from 5:30-6:30 this evening NPT’s Studio A (map) across from the State Fairgrounds. Parking is tight, so get there early!