Bloomington, IN - IU Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance continues its 2017-18 Season with the Tony Award-winning musical City of Angels. With a book by Larry Gelbert, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by David Zippel, City of Angels pays homage to the noir films of old Hollywood and features an incredible jazz score, including such songs as, “You Can Always Count on Me” and “I’m Nothing Without You.”
Set in the late 1940’s, City of Angels isn’t your typical musical; in fact, it’s a musical within a musical. With a story-within-a-story structure, this double-feature weaves together two different plot lines. First, the audience is introduced to Stone, a detective working in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, then it’s revealed that Stone is a character in a screenplay, which a writer named Stine is adapting for a film. With both writer and character influencing each other’s thoughts and actions, City of Angels comes alive with action, romance, mystery, and a brilliant jazz score.
The City of Angels creative team is led by Richard Roland, Visiting Assistant Professor and future Interim Head of the Musical Theatre BFA Program, directing his first IU Mainstage production. Joining Roland are musical director Terry LaBolt, Professor of Practice in the BFA Musical Theatre Program, and choreographer Liza Gennaro, current Head of the Musical Theatre BFA Program. The creative team also includes Elizabeth Allen (Stage Manager), Miriam Poole (Dramaturg), Associate Professor Paul Brunner (Technical Director), Alana Yurczyk (Scenic Designer), Tony Stoeri (Lighting Designer), Associate Professor Andrew Hopson (Sound Designer), and Courtney Foxworthy (Costume Designer).
The City of Angels cast of thirty-two is completely comprised of Musical Theatre BFA undergraduate students, with Cole Winston in the role of Stine and Joshua Scott Carter playing the role of Stone.
WHAT: IU Theatre presents City of Angels.
WHEN: April 13, 14, 17 – 21, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m. and April 21 @ 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Ruth N. Halls Theatre, Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center, 275 N. Jordan Ave.
TICKETS: Regular admission is $20 for adults, $10 for students. 812.855.1103 or theatre.indiana.edu.
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