City of Angels: Tony-Winning Film Noir Musical in Davis
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A married couple moves west to build their dream house, only to encounter disaster in the heartfelt comedy Have a Nice Day, written and directed by Arden Playhouse favorite Michael Messmer (Wise Guise). Although they don't know anything about construction, Amanda and Marv Dillon have been working for months building their new home with the help of Jo, a local contractor with an endless supply of crusty old sayings. But when they get a visit from the brother and sister building inspectors, things get complicated very fast. They soon find everything they've worked for in danger. Taken to the breaking point, they have to resort to desperate measures to save their dream. Learn More
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Great performances by all the leads. Orchestra was a little weak and there were some technical issues with the voice over portion of the show, but overall it was a great show. It may be first weekend issues that are just being worked out.
City of Angels chronicles the life of Stine, a young novelist, attempting to get his screenplay written. As Stine writes his private eye story in colorful 1940s-style similes, his written word is recreated on stage in the black-and-white film noir style of the era. The result, according to publisher Tams-Witmark’s website, is “a tale of decadence and homicide with a liberal sprinkling of femmes fatale.” _
City of Angels_ ran for 878 performances on Broadway. The show marked Larry Gelbart’s triumphant return to Broadway (his first Broadway venture was A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum), and Cy Coleman’s return to his jazz roots.
The show was met with such acclaim and accolades that a second Los Angeles company opened in June, 1991 while the Broadway production was still going strong. The lead roles have been played by James Naughton and Barry Williams of Brady Bunch fame.