One Night Stand

1 hr 13 min | Documentary | 2013

One Night Stand is a funny, intimate, behind-the-scenes journey from the blank page to the live stage, as top Broadway and Hollywood writers, actors, and directors produce four original short musicals, all within 24 hours.

One Night Stand is a funny, intimate, behind-the-scenes journey as top Broadway and Hollywood artists take the challenge to produce four original short musicals in 24 hours. The story starts at 8 p.m. when everyone meets, teams are formed, and the creative chaos begins. Four groups of writers and composers choose their casts and hunker down for the night; each group has until 6 a.m. to to create an original 15-minute script and score. At 8 a.m. the actors and directors arrive and rehearsals begin for the 8 p.m. one-night-only performance. The film provides a personal glimpse of some of America's favorite actors as they step out of their comfort zones--from Cheyenne Jackson's "fear, sweat, adrenaline and Red Bull" to Rachel Dratch's mounting dread at the prospect of singing alongside Broadway's finest voices. Richard Kind sums it up: "It's like a roller-coaster. You're terrified, but it's fun!" Watching this insane theatrical challenge keeps you on the edge of your seat and laughing.


Cheyenne Jackson, Rachel Dratch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tracie Thoms, Richard Kind, Nellie McKay, Roger Bart, Mandy Gonzalez, Tamara Tunie, Alicia Witt, Scarlett Strallen, Capathia Jenkins, Theresa McCarthy, Michael Longoria, Marnie Schulenberg, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Rinne Groff, Gina Gionfriddo, Brian Crawley, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Lance Horne, Julia Greenberg, Robin Goldwasser, Ted Sperling, Sam Gold, Trip Cullman, Maria Mileaf
Elisabeth Sperling, Trish Dalton