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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South Pacific, one critic noted, "has a way of making grown men cry." For more than 60 years, the hot-house emotions and lush melodies of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning musical have melted the hearts of men and women alike. At once a romantic musical and a deeply felt drama, South Pacific tells the story of Americans stationed in an unfamiliar culture in wartime, a situation as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1949. Timeless themes such as love, prejudice, happiness and cultural differences are tackled with the help of an immortal score, filled with all-time favorites like "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" and "Bali Ha'i." John Haine directs this treasured musical for Davis Musical Theatre Company. 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.