I Hate Hamlet: JAN 20-21-22, 27-28-29 • Nana's Naughty Knickers: MAR 23-24-25, 30-31, APR 1
I Remember Mama: JUN 8-9-10, 15,16,17 • City of Angels: SEP 28-29-30, OCT 5-6-7
White Christmas the Musical: NOV 30, DEC 1-2, 7-8-9
About the show...
City of Angels is the rarest of musical comedies; one that is not only loaded with music and written in the contemporary jazz idiom, but also filled with sidesplitting comedy.
Set in the glamorous, seductive Hollywood of the 40's, the world of film studios and flimsy negliges, the show chronicles the misadventures of Stine, a young novelist, attempting a screenplay for movie producer/director, Buddy Fidler.
While Fidler professes to be a fan of Stine's work: "I've read a synopsis of every book you've ever written," he assures the author, his gargantuan ego forces Stine to make endless compromises in the script he's writing. The script is an adaptation of one of Stine's novels which features his Raymond Chandleresque hero, a private investigator named Stone.
Every movie scene that Stine writes is acted out onstage by a group of characters whose costumes are limited to various shades of black and white. The same is true of the sets in which they appear and the props that they use. With music scored in the genre, we are, in fact, treated to a live version of a 1940's private eye film. It is a tale of decadence and homicide with a liberal sprinkling of femmes fatale.
Gabby/Bobbi...Donna de Kuyper
Buddy Fidler/Irwin S. Irving...Jim Hartzell
Carla Haywood/Alaura Kingsley...Mary O'Neill
Werner Kreigler/Luther Kingsley...Malcolm Keen
Gerald Pierce/Peter Kingsley...Matt King
Avril Raines/Mallory Kingsley...Kelsey Murphy
Pancho Vargas/Lt. Muñoz...John Zinzi
Officer Pasco...James Davis
Gilbert/Dr. Mandril...Doug Friend
Jimmy Powers...Jerry Birl
Studio Cop/Big Six...Logan Lynch
Studio Cop/Sonny...Danny Keenan
Del Dacosta/Mahoney/Orderly...Isaac VanCuren
Cinematographer/Harlan Yamato...Don Megee
Shoeshine/Commissioner Gaines...Mike Williams
The Angel City Four
James Davis - Bob Frazier - Rebecca McDaniel - Abby Toomey
Radio Announcer Voice/Recording Engineer...Dick Pack
Man's Voice/Guard...Pat Erhardt
Girl, a Hooker...Carol Torrey
Bootsie, a Hooker/Buddy's Niece/Clappergirl... Brie Baldwin
Studio Prop Man/Butler...Pat Erhardt
Studio Sound Man/Man in Phone Booth...Dick Pack
The Production Team
Musical Director...Liz Messick
Stage Manager...Trish Herholdt
Set Design...Logan Lynch
The Cast and Crew of CITY OF ANGELS - Possum Hall - Georgetown DE - October 2012