From the Director’s
LLT’s Board asked me to do a musical this year – with a story line, not just another musical review. When I started working on it I had a heck of a time coming up with a plot until one day I came across an old Sammy Davis Jr. and Steve Lawrence spoof on songs that were never nominated for an Academy Award. Finally! That was the hook I was looking for.
The Plot: A young screenwriter has written a movie called "Hooray for Hollywood." It's about the songs that never won an Oscar. She's about to give up and go back to Indiana when she bumps into an old friend who works for the head of a big Hollywood studio. She meets the bigwig and surprise, he gives her a chance!
I was amazed to find so many fabulous, well known songs that never got nominated or won an Academy Award. I think you will be too! I hope you enjoy the performance and the amazing music from the Golden Age of Hollywood.