Topher Grace

One-hit wonders carry backstage comedy 'Opening Night'

One-hit wonders carry backstage comedy 'Opening Night'

It’s about as plausible as your average stage — or movie — musical, but “Opening Night” proves a funny and sexy, if decidedly slight, backstage comedy. Anchored by an engaging turn by Topher Grace as Nick, a failed Broadway performer turned stage manager, the film, directed by Isaac Rentz from a script by Gerry De Leon and Greg Lisi, packs plenty of music and mischief into its brief running time.

On the opening night of the Broadway musical “One Hit Wonderland,” a jukebox-type tribute to artists known for one — and only one — Top 40 hit song, Nick must keep the show’s eccentric cast and crew in line through a wacky series of conflicts and obstacles.

These players include...

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