Lakewood Theatre Company presents: City of Angels, May 4 - June 10, 2012 | Click here to Purchase Tickets | Oregonian Review | Click here for photo gallery | May 4 - June 10, 2012, Directed by Wade Willis. Ticket Prices: $32/adults, $29.00/Senior. Discounts for students and groups.
"She had the kind of face a man could hang a dream on, a body that made Venus De Milo look all thumbs, and only the floor kept her legs from going on forever."
With these words a gumshoe detective sets the mood for the evening to come in City of Angels, the final show in the 2011-12 season at Lakewood Theatre Company.
With stage direction by Wade Willis and musical direction by Alan D. Lytle, City of Angels, a deliciously funny spoof of 1940s film noir and hard-boiled detective fiction, opens Friday, May 4 and continues through Sunday, June 10, 2012.
Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 7:00 PM (May 6, 13 and 20), and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (May13, 27 and June 3 and 10). The show sponsor is The Richard & Janet Geary Foundation.
The theatre is located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. Ticket prices are $32/adults and $29/seniors. Other discounts are available for students and groups. Patrons can still purchase season tickets for a five-show package which provide discounted admission and preferred seating. For additional information and tickets, call the Lakewood Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or click here to order online.
The Story: In a black-and-white world of shadows and streetlights, hardboiled detective Stone (Isaac Lamb) is framed for murder. This is the story line mystery novelist Stine (Kurt Raimer) is adapting into a screenplay but Buddy Fiddler (Don Burns), an egotistical producer-director, constantly demands rewrites. Affecting both men are the women in their lives — Oolie (Pam Mahon) Stone’s secretary and Gabby (Lauri Jones) Stine’s put-upon wife. The stress overwhelms Stine and the fictional Stone steps out of the "reel" world to confront the author. Featuring a jazz score by late Broadway composer Cy Coleman, the musical weaves together the two plots into one, while showcasing two distinct musical scores.
City of Angels features a book written by Larry Gelbart, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by David Zippel. It was the winner of 6 Tony Awards (including best musical), 12 Drama Desk Awards (including Outstanding Musical), the 1990 Edgar Award for Best Play and 5 Olivier Awards (including Best New Musical).
Others in the cast include Chrissy Kelly-Pettit, Benjamin Farmer, Sydney Weir, Jeremy Sloan, Bobby Jackson, Ecaterina Lynn, Catherine Bridge, Thomas Slater, Seth Renne, Carl Coughlan, David Loftus, Richard Cashin and Brian Young.
Lakewood's production of City of Angels is directed by Drammy Award winner Wade Willis and musical direction is by Drammy Award winner Alan D. Lytle. Associate music director is Mont Chris Hubbard, the stage manager is Michael DeMaio and the assistant stage manager is Felix Kelsey. Scenic design is by Chris Whitten, costume design is by Patricia J. Rohrbach, lighting design is by Phil McBeth, sound design is by Bombastic Sound and videography is by Mark Daniels. Wig design for the production is by Jane Holmes, choreography is by Erin Shannon, technical director is Kurt Herman, properties are by Felix Kelsey and the producer is Kay Vega.
Ticket prices are $32/adults and $29/seniors. Other discounts are available for students and groups.
For additional information on tickets, call the Lakewood Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or click here to order online.
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