MTG Presents One-Night-Only Staging of Sweet Smell of Success

News   MTG Presents One-Night-Only Staging of Sweet Smell of Success The Musical Theatre Guild's presentation of the Broadway musical Sweet Smell of Success is offered Sept. 14 at 7 PM at the Moss Theatre at New Roads School in Santa Monica.

Based on the film of the same name, Sweet Smell has music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Craig Carnelia and book by John Guare.

Directed by Calvin Remsberg with musical direction by Brian Kennedy and choreography by John Todd, the production features MTG members Chuck Bergman, Will Collyer, Melissa Fahn, Zachary Ford, Carol Kline, Ashley Fox Linton, Jeffrey Scott Parsons and John Sloman as well as guest artists Chris Daniel, Marissa Field, Casandra Murphy, Taylor Simmons, Leslie Stevens and David Zack.

"With a jazzy, driving score by the late Marvin Hamlisch," Sweet Smell of Success, press notes state "is based on the 1957 movie starring Burt Lancaster as a ruthless, all-powerful newspaper columnist named J. J. Hunsecker (so Walter Winchell couldn’t sue them), and Tony Curtis as Sidney Falcone - a smarmy, small-time press agent desperate to curry J.J.’s favor. He succeeds, for a while, but that sweet smell comes at a much higher price than he expects."

Stage manager is Art Brickman, and the production coordinator is Jeffrey Scott Parsons.

Moss Theatre at New Roads School is located at 3131 Olympic Blvd. For reservations call (818) 848-6844 or visit musicaltheatreguild.com.

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