Newell's premiere: 'Once in a Lifetime'
Preview performances of "Once in a Lifetime," a revival of the comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, are continuing through Sunday, Oct. 2, at Court Theatre. The play, which marks Charles Newell's premiere as Court Theatre's Artistic Director, will begin its regular run on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
"Once in a Lifetime" recounts the zany adventures of vaudeville team May, Jerry and George. Returning from the opening of Al Jolson's talking picture "The Jazz Singer," Jerry announces to his partners that he's sold their vaudeville act -- it's time to pack their bags and head west to Hollywood. A satire of Hollywood caught up in one of the most exciting periods of America's entertainment history -- the transition from silent movies to talkies -- "Once in a Lifetime" is filled with outrageous situations from beginning to end.
Regular performances will continue through Sunday, Oct. 30. For show times and ticket prices, see Continuing and daily listings or call Court Theatre's box office at 753-4472.
Admission to the Thursday, Oct. 13, performance will be free for University faculty and staff members, who will have an opportunity to meet Newell and Kimerly Rorschach, Director of the Smart Museum of Art, at a post-show reception at the museum. To reserve a seat for the Oct. 13 performance, call 702-6549.