City of Angels: Tony-Winning Film Noir Musical
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The last date listed for City of Angels was Saturday September 26, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Eric G.
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I love love love this show by the late Cy Coleman and the late Larry Gelbart, two great talents of our stage. It is smart, funny, perceptive, a little edgy, and almost drugged-out with complexities of plot and character. A noir musical indeed. I have seen it twice before...once at the old Shubert in Century City, and once at UC Irvine if I'm not mistaken. I enjoyed the book and music of this show in Whittier once again, but in all honesty I thought the acting and singing were only so-so, no real standouts among the whole crew. The orchestra played well (I wasn't sure what to expect when I purchased the tickets, maybe two pianos and traps?), but the actors just were not on a level of ability to really "sell" this show. Plus,. the sound system kept fluttering in and out with static. So, again, a great show, only a medium production.
Winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, only our own Los Angeles could inspire this season opener. Tough guys and shady dames populate this musical noir flash back to hot-jive/cool jazz, post-war LA.
From the pen of award-winning writer Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H) comes the story of a clever novelist who finds he’s no match for Hollywood as he struggles to turn his hard-boiled detective novel into a movie. His Technicolor adventures, and those of his black-and-white P. I. hero, Stone, unfold to the harmonies of the fabulous '40s.
Full of sassy dialog and terrific music, if you ever miss cutting a rug to Tommy Dorsey, or if you just love LA; this show is a must see.
About the Ticket Supplier: Whittier Community Theatre
Founded in 1922, the Whittier Community Theatre presents a four-show season in the attractive, refurbished 396-seat Center Theatre, located in the Whittier Community Center. WCT has been in continuous operation for 86 years making it the oldest non-profit amateur theatre west of the Mississippi.