City of Angels

Directed by Amy Wares Edelson

January 25 to February 17, 2019

The 4th production of the 2018-2019 Season

Music by: Cy Coleman
Lyrics by: David Zippel
Book by: Larry Gelbart

City of Angels– a musical celebration of classic Hollywood and film noir – is two shows in one. It interweaves two plots: one dealing with the writing of a screenplay in the legendary Hollywood of the 1940’s; the other, the enactment of that screenplay.

In 1940s Los Angeles, Stine, a struggling screenwriter, is attempting to write his film noir masterpiece under the pressure of an oppressive producer and a failing marriage. Meanwhile, his on-page creations start to take on a life of their own, and the hard-boiled world of murder, intrigue, and femme fatales – led by his private detective hero, Stone – becomes a reality. Stine must walk the tightrope between the real world and the silver screen to see if this story can have a happy ending.

Performances: January 25 to February 17, 2019
Fridays – 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 at 8PM
Saturdays – 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 at 8PM
Sundays – 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 at 2PM

The Production Team

Amy Wares Edelson Director
Carl Pantle Music Director
Maggie Martin Choreographer
Audra Batter Stage Manager
Scott Scholes Producer
Gary Pugh Newman Production Manager
David Hundsness Assistant Director
Erin Gallagher Costume and Scenic Designer
Carson Duper Lighting Designer
Jared Manini Sound Designer
Gary Smith Set Builder

The Cast

Gary Schoenfeld Stine
Benjamin Ball Stone
Lindsay Schulz Gabby/Bobbie
Morgan Cross Donne/Oolie
Lindsay Kelliher Buddy Fidler/Irwin S. Irving
Cat Imperato Carla Haywood/Aloura Kingsley
Tim Fredenberg Werner Kriegler/Luther Kingsley
Jeremy Judge Gerald Pierce/Peter Kingsley
Lauren Arnold Avril Raines/Malory Kingsley
Jason Bustos Pancho Vargas/Lieutenant Munoz
Greyson Murray Jimmy Powers
Vanity Olaires Angel City Four
Jennifer Gough Angel City Four, Dr. Mandril
Austin Yu Angel City Four, Officer Pasco
Doug Greer Angel City Four
Lizzie Chapman Margaret
Gary Pugh-Newman Big Six
Robyn Drake Sonny
Daniel Kalafat Del Dacosta
Jordana Wolf Cinematographer
Kelley Rubingh Anna
Jillian Rogers Piano Player