City of Angels

City of Angels

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Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Tony Award ®
Best Musical 1990
First Produced:
1989
Genres
Comedy
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
hollywood, california, late 1940s - and a film noir fantasy world version of hollywood, california in the late 1940s
Cast Size
small
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
Some Dance
Ideal For
professional theatre, university theatre, black box, community theatre, high school theatre
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Synopsis

When Hollywood offers New York novelist Stine the opportunity to adapt his books into a film for the silver screen, he packs up and moves to the home of perennial sunshine, palm trees, and stars. Tony award-winning City of Angels moves between the beautiful Technicolor world of Hollywood and Stine’s glamorous film noir-in-progress of the same title. While Stine’s movie plays out in black and white, Stine finds the dangerous temptations of the world of Los Angeles – the distraction of women, the lure of fame, and the artistic compromises being made right and left – all too colorful. Witty and glamorous, City of Angels features a sensational jazz score, including popular songs, “You Can Always Count on Me,” “Tennis Song,” and “I’m Nothing Without You.”


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