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City of Angels

Wed 21st - Sat 24th September 2011

Director: Patrick Harrison
Musical Director: Joe Bunker

Choreographer: Jessica Green

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

 

Review from SardinesMagazine

Read the NODA review here

 

 

 

Synopsis

Set in glamorous, seductive 1940s Hollywood, City of Angels is loaded with fantastic jazz music and side-splitting comedy.

While trying to maintain his artistic integrity and marrage, a young novelist, Stine, is attempting to write a screen play for fast-talking Hollywood producer, Buddy Fidler. As he creates the story about a private detective, Stone, the characters of Stine's imagination come to life on stage.

Beautiful socialite Alaura Kingsley hires Stone to find her missing step-daughter. The step-daughter ends up showing up naked in Stone's bed. Soon, Stone is beat up by a bunch of hoodlums hired to get him off the Kingsley case.

A story of reality versus film, it interweaves two plots and two musical scores; but will there be two happy endings?

Cast

Stine: Alan Reiss

Stone: Olly Medlicott

Oolie/Donna: Flo Nash
Alaura/Carla: Annie Hayes
Irwin/Buddy: Robin Clifford
Bobbi/Gabby: Liz Sweetland

Jimmy Powers: Tom Cane

Angel City 4: Helen Bartlett, Nicola Roscoe, Jenny Kent, Toby Thorp

Big Six & Gaines: Mike Gibson

Sonny: Liam Walls
Peter/Gerald: Nino Stylianou
Luther: Rob Malone
Margie: Alison Walters
Mallory/Avril: Jess Bunker
Mahoney: Charlie Richards

Yamato: Patrick McNair

Dancers: Maria Austin, Becky Robertson, Hannah McKenna-Vickerstaff, Sally Reeve, Natalie Grover, Jess Bunker
Ensemble: Sarah Norton, Danica Giles, Jo Hayes

Photos

Photography by Nicole Rush

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