The PIT Collective proudly presents: CITY OF ANGELS
Music by: CY COLEMAN
Lyrics by: DAVID ZIPPEL
Book by: LARRY GILBART
PERFORMANCE WORKS, GRANVILLE ISLAND
1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC
SAT JULY 8 — 8:00PM PREVIEW
SUN JULY 9 — 7:30PM OPEN
MON JULY 10 — 7:30PM
WED JULY 12 — 8:00PM
THUR JULY 13 — 8:00PM
FRI JULY 14 — 8:00PM
SAT JULY 15 — 2:00PM & 8:00PM
SUN JULY 16 — 7:30PM
MON JULY 17 — 7:30PM CLOSE
Directed by: Jennifer Copping
Co-Directed by: Sylvia M. Zaradic
Musical Direction by: Angus Kellett
Choreographed by: Ken Overbey
Co-Produced by: Christopher Shyer and Michelle Harrison
The musical “City of Angels” takes place in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. A New York crime novelist (Stine) agrees, at the behest of a Hollywood producer, to adapt his latest novel into a screenplay but how much is he willing to sacrifice for a taste of fame and fortune? The wisecracking and quick-witted Detective Stone has a way with women but is forever haunted by the one who got away in this musical spoof of film noir crime novels and Hollywood’s treatment of writers.
It's smart, it's swingin’, it's sexy, and it's funny.
Actor/Producer Christopher Shyer has assembled some of Canada’s most talented artists to bring “City of Angels” to Vancouver. Chris made his Broadway debut starring in Mamma Mia, and was part of the US National touring cast of The Book of Mormon.
Award winning actor/director/singer Jennifer Copping, a genuine triple threat, will be making her Musical Directorial Debut and tackling the dual roles of the savvy leading ladies Oolie and Donna. PIT moved mountains to bring in Michael Lomenda to play Detective Stone. Joining the cast from Los Angeles, Michael played Nick Massi in Jersey Boys on stage and also in the film directed by Clint Eastwood in 2014. Caitlin Clugston is thrilled to play the roles of Gabby and Bobbi. Donal Thoms-Cappello will play the role of Stine, the New York Crime Novelist. Janet Gigliotti Nieuwenhuis, one of the Angel City 4 is also making an appearance as Sonny. Janet just completed a successful run playing Judy Garland in the Canadian premiere of “End of the Rainbow.” Crystal Balint (Actor/Singer) (Mech x4) channels her feistiest femme fatale to breathe life into the roles of Alaura and Carla. Jessie nominated Paul Herbert is playing the roles of Buddy Fidler and Irwin S. Irving, Tim Perez, no stranger to the theater, joins the cast as Lt. Munoz; while Props Master John R Taylor will be playing Luther Kingsley. And new to the Vancouver theatre scene, young actress Miranda MacDougall joins the talented cast.
Lindsay Ann Warnock,, Thomas King, and Jesse Alvarez, round out the Angel City 4, with Chase Sander as Jimmy Powers, and Callum Gunn as Peter Kingsley. Aliya Boulanger, Justin Calla, Ian Crowe, Mikaela Macht, Terran Milne, and Marco Walker-Ng make up the fabulous ensemble.