The REP is excited to end its 2012 Season with the slapstick comedy, “Moonlight and Magnolias,” by Ron Hutchinson and sponsored by Mission View Public Schools.
1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, “Gone with the Wind,” a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn’t work. So what’s an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film’s stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, 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 and beloved films of all time.
“We have wanted to do this show for a few years now. I am a huge fan of ‘Gone With the Wind’ and when I read this script, I laughed so hard I almost fell out of my chair. It’s a great way to end our season and a charming night of theatre,” said Co-Artistic Director Ovington Michael Owston.
Join The REP on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. for the Opening Night Gala Wine Reception, Sponsored by RSVP Catering. Complimentary wine and lite appetizers will be served.
“Moonlight and Magnolias” will run Nov. 16 through Dec. 16. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for students and seniors. Group rates are available. Advanced reservations are highly recommended, as this show is guaranteed to sell quickly. For tickets, purchase online at www.repeastplayhouse.org or call 661-288-0000. Moonlight and Magnolias is rated REP-PG13.
PEANUT ALLERGY WARNING! Peanuts will be used onstage. Possible peanut dust in the theatre.
About the REP
Located at 24266 Main Street in the heart of Old Town Newhall, The REP is Santa Clarita’s Premiere Theatre Experience and is home to The Hydeaway Lounge featuring full-service cocktails. Exclusively at The REP, The Hydeaway Lounge is open one hour before each performance. The warm, inviting atmosphere is the perfect place to have a cocktail and mingle with other patrons. The REP’s year-long season features five Main Stage productions and two 81 Series studio productions.