ONE NIGHT STAND, a unique event broadcast, will be showing in Vancouver on Febraury 20th and Victoria on February 21st along with a Q&A with the Directors, Trish Dalton, a Canadian native, and Elisabeth Sperling a New Yorker.
This fast-paced, hilarious and entertaining film follows some of New York's top actors, including Cheyenne Jackson (30 Rock, Glee), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) and Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live), as well as teams of writers, composers and directors as they are given 24 hours to write, cast, compose, rehearse and perform four short musicals. At the end of the 24 hours, the musicals make their opening, and closing, night at New York City's Gramercy Theatre.
Tickets for ONE NIGHT STAND are available at participating theater box offices and online here.
Likened to "'A Chorus Line' meets 'Project Runway'" (BroadwayWorld.com), ONE NIGHT STAND directed by Elisabeth Sperling and Trish Dalton, captures the excitement, anxiety, camaraderie and sheer panic that lead to the final thrill of the finished performance. From the blank page to the live stage, ONE NIGHT STAND unveils the magic as these talented artists take the dare to create something from nothing.
Four teams consisting of composers, writers, directors and actors use props to inspire the musicals: a zoot suit worn by Richard Kind (Argo, Spin City, Mad About You) on a children's show in the 1970s inspires the "Islands" musical; a phobia pop-up book is the premise for "Multiphobia" and an 80s prom dress prop is used in "Dr. Williams" featuring Jackson, Ferguson and Roger Bart (Revenge, Desperate Housewives). Dratch brings her comedic timing to the fourth musical, "Rachel said Sorry."
Actors featured in the musicals include the aforementioned Bart, Dratch, Ferguson, Jackson and Kind as well as Mandy Gonzalez (Wicked, In the Heights); Capathia Jenkins (Newsies, Chicago, Nine); Theresa McCarthy (Queen of the Mist, Saturn Returns, Titanic); Nellie McKay (Home Sweet Mobile Home, Rumor Has It); Marnie Schulenburg (As the World Turns); Scarlet Strallen (Mary Poppins, The Witches of Eastwick); Tracie Thoms (Cold Case, Rent); Tamara Tunie (Law and Order SVU, Flight) Alicia Witt (Two Weeks Notice, Urban Legend) and Michael Longoria (Jersey Boys).
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About The 24 Hour Musicals and The 24 Hour Company
The theatrical event "The 24 Hour Musicals," documented in One Night Stand, was organized by The 24 Hour Company to benefit the, The Exchange. www.24hourplays.com
About The Exchange
The Exchange is an off-Broadway theater company that specializes in new work. But it is not a traditional theatre company: it spends more than half its time and budget on selective programs that allow other companies and artists to develop original work. www.exchangenyc.org.
For more information on ONE NIGHT STAND, visit www.onenightstandthemovie.com