Production: City Of Angels

Book: Larry Gelbart
Music: Cy Coleman
David Zippel
Directed By:
Barbara Mahlmann

Performance Dates:
May 2-4, 8-11 2003



City of Angels blends the mystery and wry humor of Film Noir with a satirical and romantic look at Hollywood of the 1940's. The story traces the misadventures of Stine, a novelist attempting to write a screenplay for one of his novels for the dynamic and manipulative producer, Buddy Fidler while balancing his troubled relationship with his wife.

The play interweaves this story with the actual events of the screenplay. As Stine writes the play, each scene is played out by his detective alter ego, Stone as the characters switch from a color world to the black and white of the detective film. People from Stine's life are reborn as character's in Stone's story.

Winner of six Tony Awards, nine Drama Desk awards and The New York Drama Critics Award for Best Musical, City of Angels is the rarest of musical comedies; one that is not only loaded with music and written in the contemporary jazz idiom, but also filled with sidesplitting comedy and intense emotions.

Stone: Shawn Hahn
Stine: Tom Warner
Bobby/Gabby: Joan Horgan
Oolie/Donna: Elisa Verb
Mallory/Avril: Heather D’Arcy
Alura/Carla: Michelle MacShane
Buddy/Irwin: Joe Phillips
Munoz/Pancho: Alan Stern
Mandril/Soundman: Joe Malone
Louie: Alan Angelo
Sonny: Adam Coons
Luther: Peter Holmes
Peter, Gerald Pierce, Man/Camera: Joe Carusone
Jimmy Powers Dave Dixon
Quartet: Meighan Carivan
Quartet: Joanne Mensching
Quartet: Andy Shelton
Quartet: Mark Slaver
Margie, Madam, HD: Pat Brady
Margaret, Maid, SI: Andrea Valenti
Harlan Yamata/TRIO: Pat Leathem
2nd orderly, Pasco, Gene,DD: Brian Avery
Director: Barbara Mahlmann
Co-Producer: Mary Kalica
Co-Producer: Jenny Depew
Co-Musical Director: Kate Burns
Co-Musical Director: Dave Cash
Choreogrpher: Donna Panzl
Set Designer: Dale Conklin
Costume Designer: Gary Carter
Stage Manager: Brian Meade
Lighting Designer: Michael Noonan
Lighting Execution: Bill Depew
Lighting Execution: Richard Gatta
Props: Jodi Gilman
Publicity: Joe/Mary Concra
Make-up: David Harrison
Sound: David Wilkinson
Rehearsal Secretary: Marlene Countermine


Back To Past Productions Page

Schenectady Light Opera
826 State Street
Schenectady, NY