RETURN TO LALA LAND

RETURN TO LALA LAND

Directed by Joe Battista
Produced by Roslyn McKay
Stage Manager: 
Allison Hohman

Starring:
La Forrest Cope (Lala), Freddie Duggard, Chris Fougere

Return to Lala Land is the creative nonfiction tale of a highly successful musician/songwriter/performer struggling to tear down borders and construct boundaries between her present day artistry and a golden past that threatens to crush her under its glittery weight.

Burning up the Billboard Charts with four top-five songs in two years, Lala’s explosive songwriting talent helped launch several careers, most notably, Whitney Houston‘s. The fiery “YOU GIVE GOOD LOVE” earned LaForrest Cope (a.k.a. LaLa), a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Song and an ASCAP Honors Award for Most Played Songs in the 1985 Survey Year (an award she shared with Prince), while giving Whitney her first #1 single.

Lala toured as a backup singer and keyboard player on Michael Jackson’s Victory Tour. She has played, sang, written for and/or produced artists as diverse as Ice Cube, Lauryn Hill, Christina Aguilera, Luther Vandross Melba Moore, Freddie Jackson, Stephanie Mills,  Johnny Gill and Burt Bacharach. Ms. Cope recorded a vocal duet with Jermaine Jackson for the Summer Olympics Album on Arista Records and executive produced by Clive Davis. Her second solo album, Lala Means I Love You, was released on Motown Records.

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