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33 Star Starred
Whittier Center Theatre
7630 S. Washington Ave. Whittier, CA 90602
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Free parking available on the street or adjacent parking lot.
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145 reviews
89 stars
attended Sep 20 2009

A tough play to produce because of all the scene changes and reality/movie modes but CT brought it off wonderfully. Having a live orchestra was especially nice.

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3 stars
attended Sep 20 2009

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...continued

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49 reviews
25 stars
attended Sep 20 2009

This show is so loaded with clever dialog and lyrics that it's amazing! My fifth time seeing this Musical and i'm still discovering hidden gems. Cy Coleman's score is pure genius and is given the full treatment by the capable 10 piece band. ( a...continued

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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 since its inception making it the oldest non-profit amateur theatre west of the Mississippi.