Writer/director/actor Corky St. Claire moved to the small Missouri town of Blaine to get away from the rejection he experienced on Broadway. Little did Corky know he’d find a second career at the helm of the Blaine Community Players, directing locally acclaimed stage productions like Backdraft. Now the town council wants Corky to write and direct a musical based on the town’s 150-year history for the upcoming sesquicentennial celebration. Corky casts locals in Red, White and Blaine including Dr. Allan Pearl, a lovable dentist whose caught the acting bug late in life, travel agents Ron and Sheila Albertson, and part-time Dairy Queen worker Libby Mae Brown. When Corky receives a letter from Mort Guffman, a New York theatrical agent who will be personally attending the show, Corky and the cast think they may have a shot at a Broadway run. But as the curtain is about to rise on the hilariously horrid musical, Mr. Guffman still hasn’t arrived. Exactly how long will our aspiring stars have to wait for Guffman? —DVDverdict.com
US-born actor, director, writer, musician, and composer best known for his hilarious mockumentaries, poking fun at heavy metal music, small town theater, dog shows and folk music. Christopher Haden-Guest was born February 5th, 1948, in New York City to an American mother and a British father, Peter Haden-Guest, the fourth Baron of Saling in the County of Essex.
He received his dramatic arts training at New York City’s High School of Arts and Music and at Bard College, and Guest first appeared in minor film roles in a mixture of film genres including The Hot Rock (1972), Death Wish (1974), Lemmings (1973) (V), and The Long Riders (1980). However, he was also dabbling in writing for several TV shows, and when filming Million Dollar Infield (1982) (TV), Guest became acquainted with writer-director Rob Reiner and the two collaborated, along with Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, to pen the script and music for the sleeper hit This… read more