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Elliot Norton Reviews; One Mo’ Time


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Elliot Norton Reviews
One Mo’ Time
Series Description

Boston theatre critic Elliot Norton interviews prominent actors, directors and producers on their craft. (Aired from October, 1958 to 1982. Winner of both Peabody and Tony Awards.) Series release date: 1958

Program Description

Elliot Norton interviews actors Ronald “Smokey” Stevens, Lynne Clifton-Allen (Maureen), and Ivan Talten Cursay (Bertha) about their production of the musical One Mo’ Time! at Wilbur Theater in Boston. The musical takes place in the 1920’s and includes a band of five players from New Orleans, who perform onstage. They were brought from the original company in New Orleans, some of which have worked with musicians in Preservation Hall, who were part of the original American Jazz movement of the 1920s. Cursy and Clifton-Allen talk about getting the role after one audition, while Stevens had to go through four auditions before getting the role. Clifton-Allen talks about how the show has been adapted for different spaces, including larger stages and cabaret settings. The actors talk about how enjoyable the play is to perform and how they try to get the audience to enjoy themselves by having fun onstage, even if they are not laughing along. They discuss how the play was perceived in different cities they visited during their tour, including in Des Moines, IA, where the audience was not responsive.

DIrector: Marcia Hulley. Taped 5/26/1982.

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Broadcast program

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Talk Show
Performing Arts
Chicago: “Elliot Norton Reviews; One Mo’ Time,” 05/06/1982, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_045BE83D9527432DA7347D694E783A17.
MLA: “Elliot Norton Reviews; One Mo’ Time.” 05/06/1982. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_045BE83D9527432DA7347D694E783A17>.
APA: Elliot Norton Reviews; One Mo’ Time. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_045BE83D9527432DA7347D694E783A17
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