City of Angels: Tony-Winning Film Noir Musical in Davis
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The last date listed for City of Angels was Saturday October 6, 2012 / 8:15pm.
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At the start of this darkly seductive Kander and Ebb masterpiece, the enigmatic Emcee assures you that, whatever your troubles, you'll forget them at the Cabaret. Descend into the decadent world of the Kit Kat Klub, circa 1930, where chanteuse Sally Bowles enchants the crowd nightly. Follow her doomed romance with young American writer Cliff Bradshaw as Germany succumbs to Nazism and political insanity. The colorful characters of Davis Musical Theatre Company's Cabaret are eager to entertain you with beloved musical numbers, including "Don't Tell Mama," "Willkommen" and "Cabaret." Learn More
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First let me say that I saw this play when it first came out back in 1989 and absolutely loved it. So I was very excited to see that it was playing again even if only at a small venue.
My first disappointment came when the play started and the “movie” actors were NOT in black and white. That is part of the whole allure of this play and what makes it unique is that it is in both black and white and color. Again this is a small venue and most of the actors were playing double roles. So I can understand why they were not done up in black and white makeup. A major disappointment but I can understand.
My second disappointment came when the same actors in the very first scene opened their mouths and began …”singing”. They are supposed to be a quartet but none of them harmonized together. They just sounded very off key. When you are off key singing louder doesn’t make it better. I would cringe every time they came out to sing. But that seemed to be the mode of the evening since most of the actors sang off key.
Oolie/Donna sang ok (at least on key) but her duet with Bobbi/Gabby did not harmonize well. Bobbie had one song (It needs work) where she sang on key, however, all of her other songs were off. Alaura sang well. Stine and Stone sang well and were the only ones who DID harmonize well together.
And lastly this is the first play I have ever been to, even small venues, where almost every actor forgot their lines and made mistakes. The director Buddy/Irwin actually had to read his lines from his script pages.
So all in all it was a huge disappointment. The only real redeeming quality was that I paid $10 for the tickets since I purchased them through Groupon.
I would definitely recommend saving your money and going somewhere else. Because if this is the only version of this play you see then you will never want to see it again.
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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.
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