City of Angels

City of Angels

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.

Production Team

  • Director: Barbara Mahlmann
  • Co-Producer: Mary Kalica
  • Co-Producer: Jenny Depew
  • Co-Music Director: Kate Burns
  • Co-Music Director: Dave Cash
  • Choreographer: 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


  • 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

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May 2-4 & 8-11, 2003