Thu 10/21 @ 7PM
The Musical Theater Project’s artistic director Bill Rudman says that the 1932 film Love Me Tonight is his favorite movie musical of all time. And he knows his movie musicals so you might want t o check this one out!
The film is the latest one to be the topic of TMTP’s Movies at Home series, where Rudman posts an intro, then sends viewers to sources such as YouTube to watch the film, and finally invites them back for a Thursday evening discussion.
The film stars Maurice Chevalier and Jeannette MacDonald in a story fueled by songs written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart early in their illustrious careers. They include the evergreen hits “Love,” “Isn’t It Romantic?” and “Mimi,” which have been recorded by countless singers.
The plot involves a tailor (Chevalier) posing as a nobleman and a titled family trying to find a suitable husband for their young niece (MacDonald). Needless to say, misunderstandings keep them apart until (this isn’t really a spoiler in a 1932 romantic film) the two lovers get together at the end.